Chikara Tanaka - IMG Academy Guard - Highlights/Interview

Discover the rising international basketball star, Chikara Tanaka, as he quietly hones his skills in Bradenton, Florida. Born to an American father and a Japanese mother, Chikara found his passion for basketball by chance at the age of 11. After moving to the United States, he caught the attention of renowned boarding school, IMG Academy, famous for producing high-level athletes. Chikara's sophomore year at IMG became a turning point in his career, playing a vital role in securing the team's first national title. Despite being relatively unknown in the American basketball scene, back in Japan, his journey hasn't gone unnoticed. Japanese media and fans eagerly follow his progress, as he dreams of playing in the NBA and representing Japan in the Olympics. Join Chikara on his journey as he aims to inspire young athletes with his pursuit of excellence.