Phoenix adds Japanese guard to Summer League team

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have added guard Takuya Kawamura to their roster for the Las Vegas Summer League.

The 6-foot-4 Kawamura averaged just over 20 points for Link Tochigi Brex of the Japanese Basketball League last season.

In April, he decided not to play for the Japanese national team and instead pursued a spot in the NBA.

Kawamura's Link Tochigi Brex teammate Yuta Tabuse is the only Japanese player to play in the NBA. Tabuse was briefly a member of the Suns in the 2004-05 season.

Kawamura had been a member of Japan's national team since 2005.

The Suns entry, coached by Phoenix assistant Dan Majerle, opens its six-game Summer League schedule Monday against Dallas.