Hachimura, Japan Upset Australia

Japan defeated Australia, 79-78, in a FIBA World Cup Qualifier match on Friday. The victors were led by Rui Hachimura (pictured) and Nick Fazekas.

The dynamic duo combined for 48 points and 19 rebounds in the upset win for Japan. Hachimura, 20, is a rising junior at Gonzaga University (NCAA D1) is poised for a standout collegiate season.

Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks registered a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Teammate Christopher Goulding added a team-high 24 points for Australia.

*Photo courtesy of FIBA.com

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