I don't mind being called short... In fact, my height is something I take a lot of pride in

—Kamiki Yozan, to Hyou Fuwa

Yozan Kamiki (上木 洋山, Kamiki Yozan) is a first year point guard who plays for the Inter-High top challengers Yokohama Taiei High

Appearance

Yozan is short in height about 158 cm. He has long black hair and eyes with the same corresponding color. His jersey number is 24 and wears 'Nike Air Penny 2' sneakers.

Biography

At a young age, Yozan received training in basketball by Yuka Kurumatani. She was his mentor and the one who introduced him to this sport. Yozan respects her a lot and feels grateful that she taught him how to play basketball.

Meeting Sora reignited his passion for the sport and during the practice match against Kuzuryū High, he made a pledge to himself that he will become a starter in his team and a player who will dominate in the upcoming summer Inter-High Tournament.

Skills

His ball handling and shooting skills rival—if not surpass—Sora Kurumatani's. For his shooting form he uses 'female style... two-handed shot.' Yozan also has good jumping ability, during the practice match against Kuzuryū High, he was able to intercept Ryuuhei Nabeshima's high pass. 

Physical Ability
 
8/10
Technique
 
10/10
Stamina
 
9/10
Mental Strength
 
8/10
Special Ability
 
10/10

Etymology

  • The name Yozan means "mountain" (洋山).
  • Yozan's surname Kamiki means "above, top, upper" (上) (kami) and "tree, wood" (木) (ki).

Quotes

  • "I actually wish no players shorter than me would appear the next 3 years." - to Hyou Fuwa (Chapter 96)
  • "There's no need. The less enemies the better." - to Keisuke Mineta (Chapter 113)
  • "I still have to thank you. I've always been grateful to your mother you know... Even now I'm still proud of what she taught me." - to Sora Kurumatani (Chapter 132)
  • "I promise... I will definitely climb up to become a Taiei regular! And will have a hand in dominating next years summer Inter-High!" - to Sora Kurumatani (Chapter 132)
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