|Japanese Voice||Yukimasa Kishino|
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Jun Uozomi (魚住純 Uozumi Jun) is a third-year and the captain of the Ryonan High School basketball team, as well as the center. After Ryonan lost to Shohoku in the Kanagawa final four tournament, Uozumi left Ryonan to train as a chef
Uozumi's most notable trait is his height, which at 202 centimeters makes him Kanagawa's tallest basketball player and the second-tallest seen in the series overall, with only Mikio Kawata being taller than him. Uozumi is rather pale-skinned with frizzy black hair, and like Akagi he has a stern expression and big lips. While not on the court Uozumi usually wears a standard Ryonan jacket, and while on the court he wears the standard Ryonan uniform with the number 4 on it. During the Shohoku-Sannoh match and afterwards, Uozumi has been seen in a chef's robe.
Uozumi often has a very stern personality, and is not likely to lighten up around anyone, regardless of how he feels about them.
Uozumi has massive respect for Sendoh. He has admitted numerous times that he is the true ace of Ryonan. He always has complete faith in Sendoh's abilites, he confidently told Maki that Sendoh would defeat him and take the title as Kanagawa number 1 during the Ryonan Vs Kainan game. After his retirement he immediately declares Sendoh as the new captain.
He considers Takenori Akagi his rival, but has never managed to personally beat him, although Ryonan has beaten Shohoku on occasion. However their rivalry is not antagonistic; indeed, there is respect that borders on friendship. When Akagi was outplayed and discouraged in the match against Sannoh, Uozumi was able to restore Akagi's spirits.
They are enemies
During the exhibition game, Uozumi considered Sakuragi to be a rookie pest. But in the match against Shohoku, Uozumi was completely surprised about Sakuragi's improvement and also became annoyed when Sakuragi boasts to his teammates to beat them in the match. In both Japanese and English Dub, Sakuragi called him as "boss monkey" due to his immense physical presence similar to Akagi's. But on the Filipino Dub, he called him as "bakulaw" a Filipino term of a monster or a beast.
Uozumi's size and power are among the highest in high school basketball, with only a single player in the nationals being taller than him. He is considered as one of the top centers in the Kanagawa prefecture. He is extremely dominant on rebounds even occasionally beating both Sakuragi and Akagi at the same time. He is also very strong defensively posing a challenge for Akagi to score on him.
While he is not a very strong offensive center he does have his moments of dominance such as the game agaisnt Takezato where he had 35 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Furthermore you can't forget the run for Ryonan he created agaisnt Shohoku.
His bad temper and lack of control in game situations has led to serious consequences for his team on more than one occasion; during the second match with Shohoku, Hanamichi tricked him into committing his fourth foul and left him to warm the bench for much of the second half. His absence from the game with Kainan also greatly contributed to their win.
Ryonan vs Shohoku (Exhibition Game)
The night before the game, he was mentioned by Hikochi and Kogure, who talked about how he got shut down by Akagi a year earlier. The next day, Uozumi is first seen greeting Coach Anzai, then turning around to look at Akagi.
Ryonan vs. Takezato
Uozumi lead his team to destroy Takezato, gaining a 31-8 lead quickly in the game. At one point, Coach Taoka pulled him and Sendoh out to conserve their energy, sending them back in for the last parts of the game. Uozumi played very well, scoring 35 points, getting 17 rebounds, and making four blocks as Ryonan dominated Takezato 117-64.
Watching Shohoku vs. Kainan
Ryonan vs. Kainan
During the Ryonan-Kainan game, Uozumi was mostly posting up under the basket, blocking Kainan's shots. However, in the second half of the game, Kiyota, Maki, and Takasago all managed to get past him, getting him fouled in the process. After the game, while shaking hands with Maki, the latter warned them that the Shohoku players are dangerous opponents.
Ryonan vs. Shohoku (Tournament Game)
Watching Shohoku vs. Sannoh