The 2018 NBA Draft is less than a week away, and Yuta Watanabe remains focused on pursuing his dream.

The Kagawa Prefecture native worked out for the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. He did the same thing for the Washington Wizards in late May. According to published reports, he’s also worked out for the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns over the past few weeks.

Humble but with a fierce desire to succeed, Watanabe knows he carries the aspirations of an entire nation’s hoop fans.

“A lot of people care about what I’m doing,” the former George Washington University standout was quoted as saying by “And hopefully I can make them happy.”

The draft will be held next Thursday in New York City.

Source: Yuta Watanabe working out for teams ahead of NBA Draft | The Japan Times