China’s next Yao Ming says no to NBA draft – Reuters

From Reuters via the Washington Post (link)

China’s Yi Jianlian, linked with a move to the , says he plans to stay with the national team rather than follow Yao Ming’s path this year.

The 2.1 meter forward for the Guangdong Tigers in China’s premier basketball league believes he is not ready for the NBA and wants to concentrate on China, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

“I see myself as a national team member,” the Beijing News quoted Yi as saying. “After all, I haven’t yet reached NBA standard.”

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