Bayi have no import players. They never do, for they are the team owned and operated by the Chinese army. But they do have Wang ZhiZhi, who remains one of the best players in his homeland. Thus far this season, Wang is averaging 22.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, the leader amongst domestic players in both of the first two categories. Here's a video of Wang Zhizhi hitting a jumpshot over Renaldo Balkman, then doing the Q-Rich headpunch to an onlooking Quentin Richardson.
The player Xue was supposed to become, Wang has been back with the Chinese army team Bayi since leaving the NBA four years ago. He's also the best Chinese player in China. Competition for that award is not too hot, but Wang puts up huge numbers nonetheless, to the tune of 25.8ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.6apg and 2.1bpg, shooting 47% from the field and 39% from three.
According to Wang's NBA.com profile, he:
[e]njoys listening to pop music and lists Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC among his favorite artists.
I don't care that it was written in 2002. That's not acceptable.
- Wang Zhizhi: 39.6mpg, 25.6ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.8fpg, 1.3spg, 2.1bpg, 46% FG, 39% 3PT, 76% FT
Bayi don't have any imports. They didn't have any last year either, and they never will, for this is the team owned, operated and staffed by the Chinese Army. But they do have former NBA player Wang Zhizhi, the best Chinese player in China, and quite possibly the second best Chinese player in the world. Make Yao play on his broken foot, and Wang might even be first, depending on your opinion of Yi. Wang is the only domestic player to rank in the top 10 in scoring, and one of only two to rank in the top 10 in blocks; the other is his teammate, Xu Zhonghao, a 19 year old 7'0 centre averaging 9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.9 fouls and 2.2 blocks per game. Instantly, along with Li Xiaoxu above, he's one of the best Chinese big man prospects alive.
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