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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Mengke Bateer, China From Has played for the Chinese National Team since 1993 (when he was 18) … teammates on the National Team include 7-5 Yao Ming and 7-0 Wang Zhizhi … was China’s starting center in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games ... helped lead China to the silver medal at the 2001 World University Games and the ABC Championship … played for China in the 2002 World Championship … had 19 points and 7 rebounds in 34 minutes (all team highs) in China’s 84-65 loss to the U.S. team on 8/31 … played for the Chinese National Team in three Asian Games (1994, 1998 and 2002) … in addition played in the 1995 World University Games, the 1995 ABC Championship and the 1999 Goodwill Games ... Appeared in 22 games with the Beijing Ducks in 2001-02… averaged 24.8 points, 14.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists … shot .489 (203-415) from the field, .309 (46-149) from three-point land and .719 (69-96) from the line … ranked sixth in the league in scoring, second in rebounding and ninth in blocks (with 1.1 bpg) … named a CBA All-Star … led the Ducks to the 2001 CBA Semifinals. Established the Bateer Basketball Foundation in February of 2002 for Chinese fans to donate money to build a school – the Basketball Hope Charity School - in his home town of Hangjing County, Erdos Prairie of Inner Mongolia The second player from China to play in the NBA, following his teammate on the Chinese National Team, Wang Zhizhi He and his wife, Delinuoer Jumahong, have two daughters, Difeilana and Niu-Niu, and a son, Baenze An estimated 400 million Chinese viewers tuned in on 3/3/02 when Bateer and the Nuggets faced Wang and the Mavericks as the game was broadcast live in China on CCTV.  Lists lamb, steak and bar-b-que as his favorite
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Name: Mengke Bateer (MENK ba-TUR)
Nickname: N/A
Born: November 20, 1975
Status: Active
Origin: Hangjing, Erdos Prairie, Mongolia
Height: 6-11/2,11m
Weight: 295lbs/133,2kg
Schools: N/A
Drafted: Undrafted, signed with Denver Nuggets in 2002
Languages: Mongolian, Chinese
Website: InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Chinese National Team, Beijeng Ducks, Denver Nuggets (27), San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors (42), New York Knicks, Huntsville
Ibn Notes: Mengke Bateer along with 7-5 Yao Ming and the 7-1 Wang Zhizhi, are known collectively as the Walking Great Wall on the Chinese National Team.  In 2006, Bateer has reportedly been contacted by some European teams and may become the first Chinese player to play professionally in Europe. 
Mengke Bateer Links  From our forum: Mengke Bateer to play in Europe in 2006-07 season, Chinese Basketball Forum Articles and other resources: Bateer not to play in CBA next season (China Daily)