Tetsuya Kuroko

黒子テツヤ, The Phantom Sixth Member, Tetsu, Kurokocchi, Kuro-chin

School: Seirin High
Number: 11
Position: ? (Position not yet declared officially by the mangaka)
Height: 5'6" (168cm)
Weight: 125lbs (57kg)
Age:16
Blood Type: A
Birthday: January 31st
Favorite food: Vanilla Shakes
Hobbies: Reading, observing people
Speciality: Simple sleight of hand tricks
Motto: (Every encounter is a) once-in-a-lifetime encounter

The phantom sixth member of the "Generation of Miracles." He has a very weak presence and often seemingly appears out of nowhere as a result.

At the first glance all of his abilities seem to be below average, but despite being bad at dribbling and shooting he can be a dangerous opponent. He specializes in circulating passes without being seen. Because of his largely complementary skill set, Kuroko considers himself a "shadow" whose goal is to help his "light" achieve greatness.

After being defeated by Aomine, Kuroko trains himself to evolve his play style. He overcomes his previous limitations, and has developed the ability to move past players unseen while dribbling the ball, creating his own 'vanishing' drive. After his misdirection effect runs out, Kuroko can force the opponent to just focus on him, allowing his teammates to go by unnoticed. Thanks to Aomine's coaching later on, Kuroko also develops some shooting skill, making his own shooting style called "Phantom Shot" where the ball disappears.

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