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Rui Hachimura signs endorsement deal with Nissin, maker of Cup Noodles, on eve of NBA draft

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Rui Hachimura, a Gonzaga junior college basketball player from Japan, attends the NBA Draft media availability, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP)
Rui Hachimura, a Gonzaga junior college basketball player from Japan, attends the NBA Draft media availability, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP)
From staff reports

Rui Hachimura may not know which NBA team he’ll suit up for next season, but the former Gonzaga star has already made a big professional commitment.

Hachimura announced Wednesday on Twitter that he’s signed an endorsement deal with Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodles.

Hachimura is expected to be a early- to mid-first round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he’ll become the first Japanese player drafted by an NBA team.

Japanese tennis players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also Nissin brand ambassadors.

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