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2019 NBA Draft: Rui Hachimura visits the Wizards, is introduced to D.C. media

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The Wizards’ first round pick heads to the nation’s capital, just one day after getting selected ninth.

Rui Hachimura Press Conference

Tune in to watch new Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura's introductory press conference today at 1 PM! #WizDraft | #DCFamily

Posted by Washington Wizards on Friday, June 21, 2019
Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards speak to the media on June 21, 2019.

First round draft picks who are picked in the lottery have very hectic days. They take many pictures and interview with the media in New York. Then, they may shake hands with NBA Commissionner Adam Silver. And then, MORE interviews!

For Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, that was his Thursday. Take a look at this video belwo.

And on Friday, he had to take a train down to Washington for another round of media appearances.

Though some Wizards fans and the national media think Tommy Sheppard and friends were doofuses for picking him over Cam Reddish, you wouldn’t know it at Capital One Arena when he finally met head coach Scott Brooks, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations Tommy Shepard and ownership.

Eventually, Hachimura spoke to the media with Sheppard and Brooks. The entire press conference can be seen in the embed above or you can click here.

I don’t think the press conference had any snippets that I haven’r heard before, but you can definitely see him be the Grand Marshal of next year’s Cherry Blossom Parade.

Finally, Hachimura took photos in his new team uniform

and had a conversation with John Wall.

He’ll also be repping wearing Jordan Brand gear this upcoming season.

I’m already starting to feel excited for the 2019-20 NBA season. Is it October yet?!