23-year-old Yuta Watanabe from Japan during his stint in George Washington.
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Grizzlies sign Yuta Watanabe to two-way deal
(Associated Press) - July 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract Friday (Saturday in Manila) and waived guard/forward Myke Henry.

The 23-year-old Watanabe is a native of Japan who moved to the United States in 2013 and played collegiately at George Washington. After going undrafted last month, the 6-foot-9 Watanabe averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in five games for the Brooklyn Nets’ summer league team in Las Vegas.

Henry, who is 6-foot-6, played in 20 games for the Grizzlies this past season after signing a two-way contract Jan. 13.

The 25-year-old Henry averaged 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 18.9 minutes for the Grizzlies. He also averaged 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in the NBA G League for the Oklahoma City Blue and Memphis Hustle.

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