Nationality: Japanese-American
Team(s): Nets, 76ers, Heat
Years active: 1993-2000
Career stats: 335 G, 4.6 PPG, 1.7 APG, 1.2 RPG, 1.0 SPG

Another Bay Area native, Rex Walters was born to a Japanese mother and grew up amongst San Jose's prominent Asian community. Growing up, he and his friends would joke about his "wide eyes," because Walters doesn't look Asian despite his heritage. A player for Roy Williams at Kansas, he was the first Asian-American to play in the Final Four, and was rewarded with the 16th pick in the 1993 NBA Draft.

A career 36 percent three-point shooter, Walters' silky smooth left stroke helped him carve out seven NBA seasons before moving on to college coaching. While he never recieved racical abuse because he doesn't look Asian, in an interview with Rick Quan, he claims the more pressing issue—and one that was rooted in his looks, not his true ethnicity—was whether or not he was "really making it for the Japnese community," to which he definitively responded: "I am a Japanese-American. I take great pride in that."