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    China's national team has a test match set against the visiting Nigerian national team in late June. June 23-26 are dates being eyed for the said game.
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    Point guard Guo Ailun has been added to the senior players from the developmental pool.
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    Yao Ming was recently present in the national team scrimmage that allowed journalists for the first time in the season, to cover the event. Veterans like Li Nan and Du Feng were assistant coaches for supervision.

    Yao gave pointers to the young bigmen like Zhang Zhaoxu, Han Dejun, Wang Zhelin, and Su Wei.







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    CCTV Network confirmed that Yao Ming will be a commentator for the London Olympic Basketball in the nationally televised games of the men's team.
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    The National team has arrived in Sanya, Hainan and forward Sun Yue has rejoined the pool.

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    I have watched on weebo how the players trained. It is quite intense where eight hours a day consists of 2 hours worth of mountain climbing, shore running. 2 hours worth of weight lifting and training, 2 hours of physical drills. and 2 hours of hydro exercises.





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    Yi expected to stand tall

    Yi Jianlian has to carry the national team this summer as he is the only legitimate leader on the roster.

    Yi, who is plying his trade with the Dallas Mavericks now and won't join the national squad until June, has barely come off the bench this NBA season and there is some concern that he will return to China with a 'cold hand'.

    Still, head coach Bob Donewald expects a lot from the 2.13-meter forward, stressing Yi is being underutilized in Dallas.

    "He can play," Donewald said. "He didn't get a fair shake in Dallas. But that can happen in the NBA. It doesn't mean anything about Yi. It's just the circumstances.

    "Look at Jeremy Lin, he got the right circumstance and his talent has shown. Yi is a big-time player. He's emerged on this team over the past two years as a leader. I am expecting great things from him this summer."

    Since his NBA debut with the Milwaukee Bucks after being the sixth overall pick in 2007, Yi has struggled through a lack of minutes and too many injuries and has spent most of his time on the bench with the Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards and the Mavericks.

    However, his international performances have been far more convincing.

    With Yao Ming having retired, Yi has become the team's most prolific weapon on offense and its toughest defender.

    The 24-year-old was named the MVP of the FIBA Asian Championship with a stats line of 16.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

    He was also the only player to finish with 20-10 stats (20.2 points and 10.2 rebounds) at the World Championship in Turkey two years ago.

    Boasting a tall frame and an international profile, Yi is expected to be the national flag bearer for the Chinese delegation at the London Olympics' opening ceremony.

    "It will be a great honor for me. Every athlete dreams of this. It would be my career highlight," Yi told Basketball News recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    I have watched on weebo how the players trained. It is quite intense where eight hours a day consists of 2 hours worth of mountain climbing, shore running. 2 hours worth of weight lifting and training, 2 hours of physical drills. and 2 hours of hydro exercises.

    u got this new on weibo? u speak chinese or can read it?
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    China is on a tough group with Spain, Brazil, England, Australia and soon to be determined country.
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    Yi Jianlian is expected to re-join the Olympic training squad this week.
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    Head coach Bob Donewald announced three cuts from the Olympic training roster:

    Duan Jiangpeng
    Li Xiaoxu
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    It is expected that two more players will be cut after the scrimmages against the Australian national team.
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    China recently had two scrimmages with a USA Touring Team composed of collegiate players.

    May 16: China 106 US 78

    May 18: China 78 US 76

    Final scrimmage is tomorrow, May 20 at Qingdao.
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    The Chinese National Team losing against the US Selection on their third and final scrimmage 76-70.

    Liu Wei, Wang Shipeng, Chen Jiang-Hua, Su Wei, Zhou Peng and Yang Ming did not play.

    Wang Zhelin pictures:











    Zhang Bo pictures:



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    Yi Jianlian will join the pool sometime after the squad's Australian trip.
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    Yang Ming and Zhu Yanxi were cut from the national team. Yang Ming's cut was due to nagging injury while Zhu Yanxi was relegated to the developmental pool.
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    Up next for Team China is a three game exhibition match against the Australian national team known as the Boomers.

    June 9 @ Perth

    June 11 @ Albany

    June 13 @ Perth
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    Wang Zhelin, Su Wei, Chen Jianghua and Guo Ailun seems to be star strucked from seeing Faye Wong in the airport prior to their departure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Wang Zhelin, Su Wei, Chen Jianghua and Guo Ailun seems to be star strucked from seeing Faye Wong in the airport prior to their departure.
    Well it's not everyday that you get to meet such an iconic singer/actress whose music has influenced the masses not only in China but worldwide... Maybe they were shocked to see her because they didn't know about her comeback tour after she has dissapeared from the scenes for more than 5 years

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    Ding Jinhui (sprained ankle) is questionable for the first game and Zhang Bo (strained shoulder) is likely to miss the three game exhibition game against Australia.
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