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  • Wataru Misaka is the first non-Caucasian player in professional basketball. He was drafted in 1947 by the New York Knicks.
  • Born in 1923 Misaka grew up poor in Ogden, Utah, and grew up at a time when Japanese Americans lived segregated lives. He played basketball in high school and led his team to a state championship in 1940.
  • Misaka first attended Weber College where he led the team to two championships and then played for the University of Utah where he led the team to an NCAA tournament title.
  • The New York Knicks drafted Misaka. He played three games before being cut.
  • Misaka returned to college and became an electrical engineer.

Misaka T-shirt

  • This T-shirt is soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for all.

    • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
    • Pre-shrunk fabric

    This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

  • All sales are final. We do not accept returns or refunds, credits, or exchanges.

    Please make sure that you have carefully reviewed all information in your order prior to finalizing your purchase, including your billing and shipping address, e-mail and telephone number. 

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