Wataru Misaka

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  • Position: Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
  • 5-7, 150lb (170cm, 68kg)
  • Born: December 21, 1923 in Ogden, Utah us
  • Died: November 20, 2019 (Aged 95-334d)
  • Colleges: Weber State, Utah
  • High School: Ogden in Ogden, Utah
  • Draft: New York Knicks, 7th round, 1947 BAA Draft
  • NBA Debut: November 13, 1947
  • Career Length: 1 year
Wataru Misaka

Wataru Misaka (December 21, 1923 – November 20, 2019) was an American professional basketball player. A 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) point guard of Japanese descent, he broke a color barrier in professional basketball by being the first non-white player and the first player of Asian descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), known then as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).