Wat Misaka

Death of Wat Misaka

December 21, 1923 - November 20, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah | Age 95

First person of color to play in the NBA


Wataru "Wat" Misaka was a Japanese-American basketball player who joined the New York Knicks in 1947, becoming the first nonwhite player in modern professional basketball. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.