Shinya Nakamura (中村 真也 Nakamura Shinya) is a second year shooting guard at Kaijō High.
Nakamura has short, ash-blond hair and black, rectangular-framed glasses. His eyes are olive-colored. He is of average height and build. He wears the blue and white Kaijō jersey with the number 9.
Nakamura is a passionate player who is seen cheering his team-mates from the bench fervently.
Being on guard for Kagami's dribble, Nakamura and Hayakawa marked him tight. But Kagami has fired up after Kuroko's Phantom Shot got blocked and rages through their defense. They later get passed once more.
Kagami starts heating up and drives past his double-team multiple times, leaving Nakamura impressed, comparing him to Kise's dominant skill. The first half ends and in the third quarter, a strong Kaijō gives resistance, but Seirin continues to overwhelm. As a repetition from the first half, Kagami slips past his defense again and Nakamura cannot keep up. Seirin pulls ahead with a 15-point lead and Kise enters the match again, subbing Nakamura out. Nakamura continues to cheer his team on from the bench. When Seirin eventually comes out on top, a hurt Kaijō team drains to the locker room.
Even though he is a bench player, Nakamura is recognized for his defence and his middle school to be in the top 8 in the nationals by Junpei Hyūga and was noted to be on a similar level to Seihō's player Tomoki Tsugawa.
- Kuroko no Basuke chapter 190, page 16
- Kuroko no Basuke chapter 191, page 18
- Kuroko no Basuke chapter 195, page 18
- Kuroko no Basuke chapter 203, page 10
- Kuroko no Basuke chapter 192, page 5
- According to the KUROFES
- His motto is "Seize the day"
- His favorite food is Kani-miso
- His special skill is sign language
- His best subject is Physics
- He is none of the School committee
- He has a father and mother
- He dislikes talking to Kise
- His best basketball skill is Pick and roll
- His type of girl is a bright person
- He spends his free time watching ghost movies on the internet
- The reason he plays basketball is so he can build up his physical strength
- The player he has his eye on is Kagami
|Players||Ryōta Kise • Mitsuhiro Hayakawa • Shinya Nakamura|
|Former players||Yukio Kasamatsu • Yoshitaka Moriyama • Kōji Kobori|