Naoto Tsuji

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Naoto Tsuji
Naoto Tsuji(cropped).jpg
No. 14 – Kawasaki Brave Thunders
PositionPoint guard
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1989-09-08) September 8, 1989 (age 29)
Habikino, Osaka, Japan
Nationality Japan
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolRakunan
CollegeAoyama Gakuin University
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–presentToshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa
Career highlights and awards
  • JBL Rookie of the Year (2013)
  • NBL Playoff MVP (2014)
  • 2x Japanese College Champions
  • 2x Japanese High School Champions
Medal record
Men's basketball
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2014 South Korea Team competition

Naoto Tsuji (辻 直人, Tsuji Naoto, born September 8, 1989 in Habikino, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional basketball player. As of 2018 he plays for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders of the B.League.[1]

He has been a member of Japan's national basketball team on many occasions. At the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Belgrade, he was Japan's top scorer.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012-13 Toshiba 42 27.9 .401 .366 .800 2.1 2.9 0.7 0.1 11.7
2013-14 Toshiba 54 54 25.8 .454 .460 .788 2.0 2.9 1.0 0.1 12.8
2014-15 Toshiba 54 28.2 .435 .399 .881 1.9 2.3 1.2 0.1 14.1
2015-16 Toshiba 52 28.7 .428 .415 .863 2.1 2.9 0.7 0.1 12.2
2016-17 Kawasaki

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tsuji catches fire as Brave Thunders avoid sweep in NBL Finals Kaz Nagatsuka, The Japan Times. 30 May 2016, accessed 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Japan FIBA.com, accessed 8 July 2016.

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