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Chinese Players Zou Yuchen and Zhao Jiwei will enter the 2017 NBA Draft

Chinese players Zou Yuchen and Zhao Jiwei have been included in the draft list that the NBA will hold on June 22, the CGTN channel on Chinese official television reported Tuesday.

Zou, 20 years old and 6’10” Center, plays for the Bayi Rockets, the Chinese Army team, while Zhao, 21 years and 6’2″ Point Guard, plays in the Liaoning Flying Leopards and has already been international for the selection of his country.

In 2016, after a decade without Chinese players in the NBA, there were two entries from China, Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin, initially chosen by the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies, although both continue to play in the professional league of the CBA.

Four Chinese players have entered the NBA draft and have entered the best basketball league in the world: Yao Ming (ranked first and currently chairman of the Chinese Basketball Federation), Yi Jianlian (sixth), Wang Zhizhi (The first Chinese player to play in the USA, 36th) and Sun Yue (40th)


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