Hisashi Mitsui

Year: 3rd Year Nicknames: Mitchin Mitchi Man of Fire Birthday: May 22 Height: 184 6 ft in Weight: 70 kg 154 lb Shoe Brand: Asics Jersey Number: 14 Position: Shooting Guard Before joining Shohoku Mitsui Hisashi was an MVP for Takeishi Junior High. Despite having opportunities to join more prestigious high schools like Ryonan he choose to go to Shohoku because of Coach Anzai Anzai had given him the courage to win in the Junior High tournament by encouraging him during the last seconds of the match. However an injury to his left knee in a training session interrupted his basketball career. An imprudent early return to the basketball court reinjured the knee more severely leading to a basketball hiatus of over a year. Although he eventually healed he was embittered by his exclusion from the court and Mitsui quit basketball and became the leader of a gang. His gang got in a fight with Miyagi and during the fight Miyagi beat Mitsui senseless before taking a beating himself. Afterwards Mitsui attempted to ruin the basketball team by instigating them into fighting with his gang as the team would have been banned from competition for fighting. In the end Sakuragis own gang Yohei Takamiya Ohkusu and Noma voluntarily took the blame for the fight and Mitsui was filled with remorse when he saw Anzai again. He rejoined the team and vowed never to fight again. Mitsui is best known on the team as a threepoint specialist though his skills extend to other areas during a practice match he once managed to shut down Sakuragi playing center. His defensive ability completely shut down Fukudas scoring abilities. His threepointers helped Shohoku catch up when they were 12 points down against Shoyo and again when the team was 20 points down against Sannoh in the National Championships. His greatest weakness though is his lack of stamina due to his long break from playing basketball. Thus in the latter halves of games he has not always been as reliable he missed a potential gamewinning shot against Kainan and collapsed oncourt during the game against Ryonan. Source: hoopiedia