Camryn Hamaguchi

Camryn Hamaguchi was a two-sport star (basketball and track) at Kennedy High in La Palma. She was the team captain three years in basketball, as well as All-League MVP and the team leader in scoring and free throw percentage in her junior season. Hamaguchi recently completed her first year at Chapman University, where she majors in business administration and plays at guard on the women’s basketball team.

Updated August 2018

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An Open Letter to the Japanese American Basketball Community

Isn’t it crazy how far we’ve come? To most outsiders, this community might not mean much to them. They don’t know about the Saturday practices and Sunday games, the feeling of spending an entire weekend with your team during the Tigers tournament or meeting up with your friends for Obon on those hot days in July.

The feeling of being around people you’ve known all your life, growing up and playing against all your OCO teammates in high school and college. The feeling of excitement and connection when you see a complete stranger representing a Nikkei ...

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