Wataru 'Wat' Misaka signs a toy basketball at the dedication of a new basketball court named in his honor at Liberty Park in Ogden on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Misaka grew up in Ogden and played basketball at Ogden High School, Weber College and the University of Utah before being drafted by the New York Knicks in 1947. Misaka, who is Japanese-American, was the first non-white athlete to play basketball in what later became the NBA. Ogden City named the newly resurface court "Kilowatt Court" in honor of Misaka's nickname. Around 100 people came out to honor Misaka at the official unveiling of the court.