Yuta Watanabe Biography

( 1994 - )
February 26, 2019
First published on:November 30, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Yuta Watanabe

Date of Birth: 1994, October 13
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: Japan
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Yuta Watanabe
Birth Place Miki, Kagawa
Famous Name Yuta Watanabe
Horoscope Libra
Father Hideyuki Watanabe
Mother Kumi Kubota
Salary $77,250
Siblings Yuki Watanabe
School Location Oakdale, Connecticut
Points 13
Rebounds 6
University Team George Washington Colonials men's basketball
Weight 93kg
Position in Team Small forward
Current team Memphis Grizzlies
Nationality Japanese
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Basketball Player
Currently Working For Memphis Grizzlies
University attended Washington University
School attended St. Thomas More Preparatory Schoo
Squad No 12

Yuta Watanabe is a Japanese professional Basketball Player player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Yuta Watanabe currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies as their Small forward.


As a Small forward, Yuta Watanabe reportedly earns around $77,250 as his yearly salary from Memphis Grizzlies and has the net worth assumed to be in 5-digit figures.

Yuta Watanabe Net Worth And Salary

As of 2019, Watanabe's net worth is under review. In 2018, he reportedly signed a two-way contract with Memphis Grizzlies. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $77,250 annually.

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Moreover, he is 18th best-paid player of Memphis Grizzlies while Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Chandler Parsons are among the top-paid players. Further, his net worth is in under review.

Yuta Watanabe Personal Life

The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 9 inch in height and weighs around 93 kg. Currently, there is no information regarding his probable girlfriend or wife yet. He might not be married yet as he is very young and has just begun his professional career

Other than being a famous NBA Small forward, Yuta Watanabe is pretty famous in social media, having 40.3k followers on Instagram and 79k.3 followers on Twitter.

Yuta Watanabe Bio and Early Life

Yuta Watanabe was born on October 13, 1994, in Miki, Kagawa to parents Hideyuki Watanabe and Kumi Kubota. As per his nationality, he is Japanese and belongs to the Asian ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Libra. He grew up along with his sibling, Yuki Watanabe.

His mother, Kumi, played basketball for the Chanson V-Magic in Japan's top leagues and competed with Japan 's national women's team. His father also played professionally for the Kumagai Gumi Bruins. Watanabe's sister, Yuki, played with the Women's Japan Basketball League 's Aisin AW Wings.

CAPTION: Yuta Watanabe SOURCE: The Japan Times

Yuta Watanabe attended St. Thomas More Preparatory School in Oakdale, Connecticut where he played for his high school basketball team.

Yuta Watanabe, in his high school career, held an average of 13 points and 6 rebounds. After completing high school, Yuta Watanabe enrolled at Washington University and played for the George Washington Colonials men's basketball.

Yuta Watanabe Professional Career

After being undrafted in the NBA draft for 2018, Watanabe played in the 2018 NBA Summer League for the Brooklyn Nets. He then signed a two-way agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies and their affiliate of  NBA G League, the Memphis Hustle.

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Watanabe made his NBA debut on 27 October 2018 with two points and two rebounds in a 117-96 win over the Phoenix Suns, coming from the bench.

CAPTION: Yuta Watanabe SOURCE: NBA.Com

He became the second player in the NBA from Japan, Yuta Tabuse was the first player with the Sun in 2004.

Further, Yuta also represented his national team. He made his international debut at the 2013 East Asian Basketball Championship and participated in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship with Japan.

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Yuta Watanabe Facts And Stats

  • Height: 6 feet 9 inch
  • Weight: 93kg
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Ethnicity: Asian
  • Salary: $77,250
  • Position in Team: Small Forward


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