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Slam Dunk Basketball Scholarship

by Zel
Oct 3, 2007 7:57 AM | 6 Comments
Last year, creator of the Slam Dunk, Takehiko Inoue organized a scholarship program. The winner will receive a one-year basketball and academic scholarship to study at South Kent School in Connecticut. Eighteen year old Okinawan Narito Namizato has been selected, however he still has to pass an application interview. If he passes the interview, he will study English while preparing for playing college basketball.

Takehiko Inoue said in an interview that he started the scholarship program because he wanted to promote the game of basketball in Japan. He believes there aren't as many professional basketball players in Japan as there should be.

Source: ANN | ComiPress

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Skarith said:
But they're all so short!! :]

thats what i was thinking

Oct 4, 2007 7:28 PM by Rybar120

Zel said:
Last year, creator of the Slam Dunk, Takehiko Inoue organized a scholarship program. The winner will receive a one-year basketball and academic scholarship to study at South Kent School in Connecticut. Eighteen year old Okinawan Narito Namizato has been selected, however he still has to pass an application interview. If he passes the interview, he will study English while preparing for playing college basketball.

Takehiko Inoue said in an interview that he started the scholarship program because he wanted to promote the game of basketball in Japan. He believes there aren't as many professional basketball players in Japan as there should be.

Source: ANN | ComiPress


that's pretty cool of him

Oct 3, 2007 3:20 PM by accela

dam.. wish that contest was a few years ago when i was still young.. lol!

Oct 3, 2007 11:24 AM by Instant

Skarith said:
But they're all so short!! :]


Thats exactly why i should go over there and play!!

Trevor (OP)

Oct 3, 2007 11:24 AM by ImSoInactive1

But they're all so short!! :]

Oct 3, 2007 11:09 AM by Skarith

Zel said:
Last year, creator of the Slam Dunk, Takehiko Inoue organized a scholarship program. The winner will receive a one-year basketball and academic scholarship to study at South Kent School in Connecticut. Eighteen year old Okinawan Narito Namizato has been selected, however he still has to pass an application interview. If he passes the interview, he will study English while preparing for playing college basketball.

Takehiko Inoue said in an interview that he started the scholarship program because he wanted to promote the game of basketball in Japan. He believes there aren't as many professional basketball players in Japan as there should be.

Source: ANN | ComiPress


Hmm...maybe i should go there and play basketball when im done with college here!

Trevor (OP)

Oct 3, 2007 10:45 AM by ImSoInactive1