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Chinese phenom Wang Zhelin leads World team over USA with 19 points in Nike Hoop Summit

PORTLAND – Wang Zhelin led Team World Select with 19 points on 8/11 shooting and 8 rebounds to a victory over Team USA.

Wang Zhelin dunks

Wang Zhelin with pair of monster blocks

Wang Zhelin of China, a 7-foot center, was much more mobile than advertised. Despite his large frame, he seemed fairly balanced when using a combination of quickness and power to score around the rim, both off the dribble and with his back to the basket.

Wang Zhelin played for China at both the 2010 U17 Worlds and 2011 U19 Worlds and is the eighth World Select Team member from China. This is the fourth straight year a Chinese player has been selected to play in the game.

A number of World Select Team alumni are currently playing in the NBA, including Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Luis Scola (Houston Rockets), Nicolas Batum (Portland Trail Blazers), Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder), Enes Kanter (Utah Jazz), Yi Jianlian (Dallas Mavericks) and Bismack Biyombo (Charlotte Bobcats), who had a triple-double in last year’s Nike Hoop Summit.


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