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    China NT will travel to Australia and meet the Opals in three games late in July.
    Additionally, the Chinese NT is set to face two local WNBL teams.
    Details here:
    http://www.basketball.net.au/index.p...ash=6efd01975a

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    China 65 - NY Liberty 79, but Chinese women ahead by three at the first half (35-32).
    Hope to get some stats later on.

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    Good read on the Women's NT from USA Today
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    Default China NT. vs WNBA history

    *- scrimmage, which is a fancy name for a game in practice facilities

    2011 (11 players):
    PG-Yang Banban, Chen Xiaojia
    SG-Zhao Shuang, Ji Yanyan
    SF-Ding Yuan, Ji Xiao
    PF-Xu Nuo, Gao Song, Lu Wen
    C-Huang Hongpin, Wei Wei

    5/19 L 63-101 Connecticut Sun (Ding Yuan 17, Zhao Shuang/Gao Song 12)
    5/21 L 67-72 Washington Mystics* (Zhao Shuang 15)
    5/23 L 45-84 Chicago Sky (Ji Yanyan 17)
    5/27 L 65-79 New York Liberty

    2010 (13 players):
    PG-Yang Banban, Chen Xiaojia, Shi Xiufeng
    SG-Ma Zengyu, Zhang Wei, Ji Yanyan
    SF-Zhang Fan, Song Liwei, Ding Yuan
    PF-Guan Xin, Gao Song
    C-Huang Hongpin, Wei Wei

    4/29 W 71-70 Seattle Storm*
    5/01 L 58-78 Los Angeles Sparks (Ma Zengyu 14, Song Liwei 13)
    5/04 L 57-91 San Antonio Silver Stars
    5/08 L 78-106 Phoenix Mercury (Ma Zengyu 17, Song Liwei 14)
    5/12 L 56-79 Minnesota Lynx* (Song Liwei 14)

    2009 -no games
    2008 -no games
    2007 -no games
    2006 -no games

    2005
    5/03 L 54-81 Seattle Storm* (Song Liwei 19, Liu Dan 10)
    5/06 L 79-103 Sacramento Monarchs (Miao Lijie and Sui Feifei had 16 and 7 for Sacramento; Ji Xiao and Zhang Xiaoni had 22 and 13 for China)
    5/14 L 84-117 San Antonio Silver Stars* (Chen Nan 20, Zhang Xiaoni 19)

    2004
    5/06 L 73-117 Seattle Storm*
    5/08 W 87-85OT Connecticut Sun (Miao Lijie 25)
    5/17 L 69-80 Detroit Shock (Miao Lijie 16, Chen Nan 15)
    5/18 L 50-86 Charlotte Sting (Ye Li 15)

    2003 (at least 4 games were scheduled but canceled due to American fear of SARS outbreak)

    2002 (Unable to find scores. Calling @Kings)
    5/?? Seattle Storm*
    5/11 Utah Starzz
    5/15 Portland Fire


    Basically only 2 wins. The win against eventual champion Seattle Storm last year was great but then one realizes Seattle only had rookies/practice players as most Storm players were either still in Europe or still vacationing. Also it was a scrimmage. I think the Chinese scrimmaged against them again later that month and got destroyed by 30 pts in 6 quarters.

    The only other win was in 2004 against a new franchise Connecticut Sun. I think that was the Olympic year and China did have all its best players. They got slaughtered in most of the other games though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post

    2002 (Unable to find scores. Calling @Kings)
    5/?? Seattle Storm*
    5/11 Utah Starzz
    5/15 Portland Fire
    Utah 90 China 89--Margo Dydek, Jennifer Azzi, and Adrienne Goodson didn't play for Utah. Game was played at their practice facility.
    Portland 99 China 72

    Couldn't find anything about a Seattle game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    China NT will travel to Australia and meet the Opals in three games late in July.
    Additionally, the Chinese NT is set to face two local WNBL teams.
    Details here:
    http://www.basketball.net.au/index.p...ash=6efd01975a
    Well, prior to this China will host two 4-Nations tourneys from 17 to 24 June.
    Together with Chinese NT will battle:
    Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.
    http://www.basketball.net.au/index.p...ash=dc1af8c1b7
    http://www.cbb.com.br/noticias/showr...sp?artigo=8597

    Of course Au and Br won't have their players currently in the WNBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Well, prior to this China will host two 4-Nations tourneys from 17 to 24 June.
    Together with Chinese NT will battle:
    Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.
    http://www.basketball.net.au/index.p...ash=dc1af8c1b7
    http://www.cbb.com.br/noticias/showr...sp?artigo=8597

    Of course Au and Br won't have their players currently in the WNBA.
    Right now China NT is playing games at home vs. Cuba NT. Won the first 63-57 (Ji Yanyan 17) and the second 68-65 (Zhao Shuang 16). Third game tomorrow.
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    The Australian NT that will compete in China has been announced.
    http://www.basketball.net.au/index.p...ash=c5c3cbf927

    Some players are new in the Opals roster, which will be the bulk of the WUG team, in the words of the Australian head coach.

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    Australia NT (or some Australian team) will be in China next week for a four-nation tournament from June 17-24, also featuring China, Cuba and New Zealand. It seems all levels of Chinese bball (men, women, girls, boys) play Australia every summer. Not that I'm complaining.

    China dropped the last game to Cuba 57-62. Wei Wei had 14. Here's the HQ video:
    http://bugu.cntv.cn/sports/informati...9/100379.shtml

    The coach seriously needs to go home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    Australia NT (or some Australian team) will be in China next week for a four-nation tournament from June 17-24, also featuring China, Cuba and New Zealand. It seems all levels of Chinese bball (men, women, girls, boys) play Australia every summer. Not that I'm complaining.

    China dropped the last game to Cuba 57-62. Wei Wei had 14. Here's the HQ video:
    http://bugu.cntv.cn/sports/informati...9/100379.shtml

    The coach seriously needs to go home.
    That's the Australian NT I've mentioned in the previous post. Of course it's not 100 per cent since some stars are currently playing in the WNBA, but still it should be a respectable selection.
    The Chinese tourneys should be two, the first in Xiangyuan and the other in Shanxi and the participants are China, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand. See also:
    http://www.cbb.com.br/noticias/showr...sp?artigo=8597

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    Default 4-nation tourney

    Day1:

    China 77-70 New Zealand
    CHN: Zhao Shuang 18p 8r, Ma Zengyu 16, Gao Song / Wei Wei 10
    NZL: Jillian Harmon 19, Micaela Cocks 14, Lisa Wallbutton 14, Natalie Purcell-Taylor 10p 7r

    Australia "B" 57-67 Brazil "B"
    AUS: ???
    BRA: Clarissa dos Santos 18p 13r, Bethania Vasconcelos 11
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    Abby Bishop was the only Aussie player scoring in double digits, actually she had a double-double, 16pts and 10 reb.
    http://www.basketball.net.au/index.p...ash=b96eab469e

    Brazilian win was a bit surprising, as Australia is anyway packed with some excellent veteran players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Brazilian win was a bit surprising, as Australia is anyway packed with some excellent veteran players.
    China beat both of them to win the first leg.

    Day 2:
    China 71-53 Brazil
    CHN: Zhao Shuang 17p 9r, Xu Nuo 15, Gao Song 12
    BRA: Gilmara Justino 11, Franciele Nascimento 10

    Australia 79-74 New Zealand
    AUS: Abby Bishop 21, Rachael Flanagan 13, Elyse Penaluna 13
    NZL: Jillian Harmon 21, Lisa Wallbutton 16, Micaela Cocks 11, Antonia Edmondson 11, Natalie Taylor 11

    Day 3:
    China 80-72 Australia
    CHN: Ding Yuan 14, Ma Zengyu 12, Ji Yanyan 10
    AUS:

    New Zealand 62-73 Brazil
    NZL: Lisa Wallbutton 16
    BRA: Clarissa dos Santos 23p 8r, Palmira Marcal 13


    All the China NT games are available in HQ here:
    http://bugu.cntv.cn/sports/informati...ge/index.shtml
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    In Day 3 loss to China, Aussies leading scorers were Abby Bishop 16, Elyse Penaluna 13 and Steph Cumming with 11.

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    Default 2nd leg of 4-nation tournament

    Day 4:

    Australia 76-70 Brazil
    AUS: Elyse Penaluna 28, Abby Bishop 12, Hanna Zavecz 11
    BRA: Silvia Gustavo Rocha 16, Nadia Colhado 14

    New Zealand 83-82 China
    NZL: Jililan Harmon 18, Lisa Wallbutton 17, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe 15, Natalie Taylor 12, Antonia Edmondson 12
    CHN: Zhao Shuang 13, Gao Song 13, Xu Nuo 12, Ji Yanyan 10, Chen Nan 10

    Notice the 3 bolded Chinese players. Gao Song is the youngest player in the team (listed 1992), while Zhao Shuang and Xu Nuo are the only 2 first-time selections to the NT, and these 3 are leading the team in scoring (and doing well in other recent games). Zhao Shuang, being good-looking and all, is dominating Chinese Internet talk these days after top-scoring for China in 3 out of the last 4 games. "Walking Skeleton" Xu Nuo (whom cross0ver112 met again in New York ) also looks like a stud if she can just gain a little mass. At 196cm she weighs the same as her 170cm teammate Yang Banban.


    Day 5:

    Australia 82-53 New Zealand
    NZL: Jillian Harmon 17, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe 13
    AUS: Kayla Francis 14, Elyse Penuluna 14

    China 99-79 Brazil
    BRA: Clarissa dos Santos 19, Silvia Gustavo Rocha 15, Franciele Nascimento 10
    CHN: Zhao Shuang 23p 7a, Wei Wei 19, Ji Yanyan 17, Xu Nuo 15, Chen Nan 10

    Zhao Shuang is for real, big star in the making. Scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, this girl just racks up the stat sheet game after game despite her slender frame. After watching her play in WCBA I predicted she'd stick with the NT if only for her relentless energy, but I did not expect her to rise so fast in her first NT experience. Twenty-one years old (officially), Zhao Shuang played in WCBA for 3 years but had never made the All-Star ballot, but I believe she'll lead the All-Star votes next season. A pretty girl with a pretty game is always a marketing dream for women's sports, China or anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
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    Day 5:

    Australia 82-53 New Zealand
    NZL: Jillian Harmon 17, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe 13
    AUS: Kayla Francis 14, Elyse Penuluna 14

    China 99-79 Brazil
    CHN: Zhao Shuang 23p 7a, Wei Wei 19, Ji Yanyan 17, Xu Nuo 15, Chen Nan 10

    Zhao Shuang is for real, big star in the making. Scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, this girl just racks up the stat sheet game after game despite her slender frame. After watching her play in WCBA I predicted she'd stick with the NT if only for her relentless energy, but I did not expect her to rise so fast in her first NT experience. Twenty-one years old (officially), Zhao Shuang played in WCBA for 3 years but had never made the All-Star ballot, but I believe she'll lead the All-Star votes next season. A pretty girl with a pretty game is always a marketing dream for women's sports, China or anywhere.

    Big win for China indeed.

    More photos of Zhao Shuang !!!!

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    Default Last day, 4 nation tournament

    New Zealand 63-75 Brazil
    NZL: Natalie Taylor 14, Jillian Harmon 12
    BRA: Palmira Marcal 21, Clarissa dos Santos 18p 10r

    China 75-70 Australia
    CHN: Chen Nan 16, Zhao Shuang 13
    AUS: Abby Bishop 19, Hanna Zavecz 12, Elyse Panaluna 11

    China again won the 2nd leg of the tournament.

    Zhao Shuang (1990 188cm) finished the 6 games with an average of 15.5p 4.7r 2.6a (all team highs) on 58%FG 88%FT
    Last edited by sinobball; 07-12-2011 at 03:37 PM.
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    wow, thanks for that Zhao Shuang snippet; she's adorable, my goodness.

    What is Zhao Shuang's Weibo?

    This is her in Xu Nuo and Yang Ban Ban's hotel room; she was slurping on noodles that Xu Nuo prepared for her moments before this pic was taken.


    Last edited by cross0ver112; 07-12-2011 at 09:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cross0ver112 View Post
    This is her in Xu Nuo and Yang Ban Ban's hotel room
    Did you really follow them to their hotel room? (That was in Albany?)

    A report from China says that during the US trip some unnamed WNBA team(s) approached Chinese coach Sun Fengwu and asked him about Zhao Shuang and the possibility of her playing in WNBA. I don't know much about WNBA but I find it very hard to imagine considering her runaway-model body shape, and she has major flaws on defense (she tries hard though). Offensively I do think she could become one of the best perimeter scorers China has ever seen, she doesn't have a jump shot yet.

    On the other hand I do wonder about Wei Wei to the WNBA. She is 206cm, smart, and was pretty much unstoppable offensively in recent games, posting up, hook shots and can't-miss mid-range. Probably even better than Yao Ming offensively, hahaha. Can't rebound though.
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    I did hang out with them after the game against the New York Liberty in Albany, NY in this Chinese Restaurant that was right next to the Times Union Center. After they left I wanted to follow them back to their hotel. I felt that it was an honor to be able to hang out with them, but I didn't want push my luck. I felt that it might have been a little creepy on my part if I did, plus Xu Nuo didn't answer me when I asked her if I could.

    That picture was actually taken in Xu Nuo and Yang Ban Ban's hotel kitchen/living room at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Harrison, NY which was only about a 5 minute drive or less from my house in Port Chester, NY.

    I'll just shut up.
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