The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing paperwork to sign Japanese point guard Yuki Togashi.
The 5-foot-7 point guard became a fan favorite during the Las Vegas Summer League, setting off "toga, toga, toga!" chants each time he checked in for the Dallas Mavericks. Togashi enjoyed incredible success in Japan's BJ league. Last season, he averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 assists per game while playing for the Akita Northern Happinets. Prior to that he graduated from Kevin Durant's alma mater, Montrose Christian in Maryland, but didn't receive any attention from Division I college basketballl programs stateside. Time will tell whether this sharpsooter can secure a lasting spot on an NBA roster, but it's clear that he's already secured a fan base among NBA fans and Animal House lovers alike.
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