Daiji Yamada

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Daiji Yamada
Yamada daiji 20150104.jpg
Hiroshima Dragonflies
Position Power forward
League B.League
Personal information
Born (1981-06-08) June 8, 1981 (age 36)
Osaka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Listed height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Osaka
College Nihon University

Daiji Yamada (山田 大治、born June 8, 1981) is a Japanese professional basketball player. He plays for Hiroshima Dragonflies of the Japanese B.League. Yamada also is a long-time member of the Japan national basketball team, playing for the team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship and both the FIBA Asia Championship 2007 and FIBA Asia Championship 2009.[1] He made his debut for the national team in 1999 at the FIBA World Championship for Junior Men

Yamada averaged 7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the host Japanese at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.[2] In his most recent national team appearance, Yamada averaged 10 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Japanese at the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 tournament.[3] Despite his performance, Japan stumbled to a disappointing tenth place finish, its worst ever performance in 24 FIBA Asia Championship appearances.

Yamada currently plays professionally with Hokkaido in the JBL Super League. In the current 2009-10 season, Yamada entered the month-long winter break averaging 14 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Alvark.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player Profile at FIBA.com
  2. ^ FIBA Archive
  3. ^ FIBA Archive
  4. ^ Daiji Yamada at asia-basket.com