Reserve guard makes headlines in Japan

Updated: November 2, 2004, 12:00 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- A 5-foot, 9-inch point guard who mixes off-court humility with an oncourt flair for no-look, fastbreak passes is the first Japanese-born player to make an NBA roster.

Yuta Tabuse

Yuta Tabuse was told Monday that he would be one of 12 players suiting up for the Phoenix Suns in their season opener Wednesday night at home against the Atlanta Hawks.

"Hopefully, the Japanese people are excited about my position right now," Tabuse said after the Suns' practice.

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