Date of Birth: 1998-01-30
Height: 182 cm
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Japanese mother, American father
Grew up in Japan and USA
2017 attended Japan National Team U19 training camp
2018 invited to Jones Cup roster, DNP due to injury
Played college at Clark Atlanta and Fayetteville State
After a successful college career, remained in USA for one season due to COVID and played in the regional Pro-Am "Power League"
Played his Rookie Season at EarthFriends Tokyo Z (B2)
Most fan appearances of all players on the EFTZ team
Mark is a strong-bodied scoring point guard, who plays with hustle and grit. He is a shot-maker and has the ability to score versus any defender. He can create off the dribble and from beyond the 3pt line.
Mark is a great ball-handler who plays with his eyes up at all times.
He has an array of moves that allow him to go by his defender and is a good finisher in the paint.
Mark is a good pick-n-roll player and has the ability to guard his position.
Off the court, Mark is a confident public speaker and is very popular with fans. Mark speaks fluent English and conversational Japanese.
2021-2022: EarthFriends Tokyo Z (B2, starting five): 49 games: 6.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.3apg, 0.7stl, FGP: 42.8%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 52.0%
2020-2021: Powder League. Season reduced due to COVID-19. No formal stats
2019-2020: Fayetteville State University (NCAA2, starting five): 23 games: 9.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 82.4%
2018-2019: Fayetteville State University (NCAA2, starting five): 25 games: 8.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 35.9%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 73.0%