Wataru Misaka

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Wataru 'Wat' Misaka, a 5-foot-7 Japanese American, broke the color barrier for modern professional basketball. In 1947, Misaka was drafted by the New York Knicks, debuting as the first non-white player and first Asian player in the National Basketball Association (then known as the Basketball Association of America). In 1999, Misaka was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.

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