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Senior and Olympic National Team Rosters announced

March 16, 2012

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After starring at the youth international level, Wang Zhelin has been selected for the Senior National Team, despite never playing at the top level in the CBA.

The CBA Playoffs are approaching its end and spring is coming to Beijing, which means soon we’ll be able to sit outside and engage in our favorite warm-weather pastime, beer and chuanr. Oh, and it also means that the National Team season is about to kick off.

Yesterday, the official rosters for both the Men’s Senior National Team and the Men’s Olympic National Team were announced. 21 players were selected for the Senior Team, while 19 were picked for the Olympic Team.

To answer some people’s question: No, the Olympic Team doesn’t actually play in the Olympics. I know, it’s strange. Just roll with it. According to the CBA, the goal of the Olympic Team is to ”prepare for the 2012 Asia Stankovic Cup, to be played this September in Japan, and the 2013 East Asia Games in Tianjin. To select the best players for the 2016 Olympics and develop high level backup players.”

The Senior Team, however, does play in the Olympics. And with the Olympics coming up in August, this is a huge summer for Chinese basketball. The CBA considers the Olympics as the most important international competition, and views the tournament as the best way for China to showcase themselves to the rest of the world.

In order to space everything out and give players some rest, the Senior team roster has been split up into three groups, with players whose season ended at the end of the regular season to report first, while players who are in the midst of deep playoff runs to report last.

The usual suspects are all on there, but the big story are the three players making their National Team debut, including one who doesn’t even play in the CBA yet. If you’ve been paying attention, you shouldn’t be shocked by the inclusion of Beijing’s young duo of Zhai Xiaochuan and Zhu Yanxi, who’s selection into Bob Donewald’s roster was basically assured by midseason.

The real shocker is Wang Zhelin, Fujian’s long hyped 18 year-old seven-foot center. One of the brightest prospects in China, Wang nabbed tournament MVP in China’s gold medal run FIBA Asia U-18 Championship in 2010 and was a key member in the FIBA World U-19 Championship last year where China finished 13th. Wang did not play top level CBA ball this year, as the team opted to keep him with the second team in order to improve his body and conditioning. One of the key long-term pieces for China, his entrance onto the team says a lot about the expectations the CBA has for him going forward.

He is widely expected to make his CBA debut next season.

Notable omissions from the Senior squad include 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2011 FIBA Asia Championship backup guard, Yu Shulong, who plays domestically for Jilin and Qingdao’s Li Gen. With Osama Dahglas getting most of the minutes at point guard in Jilin this year, the 22 year-old Yu averaged a career low 15.5 minutes per game. Li Gen, who played under Donewald in Shanghai in 2008-09, missed the cut despite averaging 17.5 points per game, the most of any Chinese player in the CBA this season.

For the Olympic squad, Guo Ailun and Fan Bin come back together for the first time since Guo reportedly lead a U-19 player rebellion against their head coach last year, demanding that he be removed due to his repeated physical and verbal abuse. Guo and most of the team signed a ”blood letter” to show the seriousness of the situation. Fan was suspended in April before finally being reinstated in May, promising to be more sensitive to his players emotions.

The entire rosters are listed below. The Senior team will eventually be cut down to 12, the timeline of which has yet to be publicly announced.

Men’s Senior National Team

Head Coach: Bob Donewald Jr. (USA)
Assistant Coaches: Li Nan (China), Selcuk Ernak (Turkey)

Group 1 (to report on March 20th)

Yang Ming, Han Dejun, Li Xiaoxu (Liaoning Hengye); Wang Zhizhi, Zhang Bo (Bayi Fubang); Zhang Zhaoxu (Shanghai Dongfang); Ding Jinhui (Zhejiang Chouzhou); Yi Li (Jiangsu Nangang); Wang Zhelin (Fujian SBS)

Group 2 (to report on April 8th)

Liu Wei (Shanghai Dongfang); Xirelijiang (Xinjiang Guanghui)

Group 3 (to report 15 days after each player’s respective season)

Wang Shipeng, Chen Jianghua, Zhou Peng, Zhu Fangyu, Su Wei (Guangdong Hongyuan); Sun Yue (Beijing Aoshen); Zhai Xiaochuan, Zhu Yanxi (Beijing Shougang); Duan Jiangpeng (Shanxi Zhongyu); Yi Jianlian (Dallas Mavericks)

Men’s Olympic National Team

Head Coach: Fan Bin (China)
Assistant Coaches: Du Feng, Wu Naiqun (China)

Li Muhao, He Zhongmian (DongGuan New Century); He Tianju, Guo Ailun (Liaoning Hengye); Wang Zirui (Zhejiang Guangsha); Dong Hanlin (Guangdong Hongyuan); Xu Zhonghao, Cao Yan, Tian Yuxiang (Bayi Fubang); Ge Zhaobao, Yan Pengfei, Xing Zhiqiang (Shanxi Zhongyu); Ding Yanyuhan, Sui Ran (Shandong Kingston); Yu Changdong (Xinjiang Guanghui); Zhang Zhihan (Tianjin Ronggang); Zhao Tailong (Fujian SBS) Yu Shulong (Jilin SBT); Li Gen (Qingdao Double Star)

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Politics as usual: Liaoning’s Yang Ming laughs off National Team exclusion as “a joke”

May 18, 2011

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Since Chinese National Team head coach, Bob Donewald, surprisingly announced that 2010 Asian Games gold medalist, Li Xiaoxu, and two of his Liaoning PanPan teammates, Han Dejun and He Tianju, had been amongst the first six players cut from the 37-player training camp roster last week, insiders and media have been questioning the motives behind the three teammates’ early departure.

Li, Han and He’s teammate, however, point guard Yang Ming, is just laughing.

The National Team’s quest for gold in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship got off to a strange start this year when the CBA announced its 37-player roster in April.  Most odd was the inclusion of Yao Ming, who despite playing just five games in the last two years for the Houston Rockets, was placed on the name list.  Though privately the CBA is hoping that he’ll be a go in September, it’s unclear if the 7-6 center will be healed and in game condition in time for the tournament.

The release of Li Xiaoxu, who has been an important piece of the bench the last two years for Team China, along with his two Liaoning teammates, further added to the unpredictability.  Li was a CBA All-Star this season and was expected by many to be a near lock for the final roster.

When asked by reporters, Donewald blamed a multitude of injuries that prevented the Liaoning trio from even practicing with the team during the closed door training sessions.  Donewald said He Tianju was battling a bum knee, Han Dejun a bad back, and Li Xiaoxu an irregular heartbeat.

But, there has been serious speculation in the media that the decision to rid the National Team of most of Liaoning’s team is due completely to politics, not health.

Earlier this season in Shanghai, Donewald, who coaches the Shanghai Sharks during the CBA season, and Liaoning head coach, Guo Shiqiang, were involved in a high-profile sideline altercation during their game, with both coaches hurling swears at each other in Chinese and English.  The spat received a lot of attention in the media.  Besides being CBA rivals, Donewald replaced Guo as the head coach of the National Team in April 2009.

With Liaoning and Shanghai’s tenuous relationship, rumors have swirled about Liaoning refusing to send their players to the National Team to practice with Donewald.  Unlike Shanghai, which is privately owned by Yao Ming, Liaoning is owned by the Liaoning Provincial Sports Bureau.  Though it has been confirmed that He Tianju is in Hong Kong receiving surgery on his knee, there have been no official reports about injuries to Li Xiaoxu and Han Dejun.

Further fueling speculation is the absence of another Liaoning player from the National Team roster altogether, Yang Ming.  Yang, who averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 assists in almost 33 minutes a game this year for the Dinosaurs, is considered to be one of the better young point guards in China and his omission from the original 37-player list has led people to further believe politics are playing a major role in National Team affairs this summer.

When pressed about leaving off Yang, Donewald also said he was injured and unable to come to Beijing.

Upon hearing that, Yang laughed.

“That’s a joke,” said Yang to reporters over the weekend.  ”I have no idea what’s going on with that one.  Right now I’m just with [Liaoning] practicing, eating and sleeping.  I haven’t been worrying about anything else.  I’m not hurt, I feel great.  I guess I just have to wait until next year.”

In public, Liaoning’s story has been consistent with Donewald and the CBA’s, stating that injuries kept their players from reporting to camp.  And they have also been quick to point out that Zhang Qingpeng, who returned to Liaoning after playing this season for CBA runner-up Xinjiang, is training with the team and has not been cut yet.

“Guo Ailun also hasn’t been cut yet either,” said Liaoning assitant coach, Jie Jun last Saturday.  ”Liaoning has two players with the National Team right now.”

Whatever the real case behind the seasons, it’s evident that basketball with Chinese characteristics is in full bloom, and the drama is sure to continue on into the hot summer months in the lead-up to the FIBA Asia Championship.

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Li Xiaoxu, five others cut from National Team roster

May 13, 2011

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Li Xiaoxu was a National Team regular since 2009, winning a gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games.

Chinese National Team head coach, Bob Donewald, sprung his first surprise of the international season earlier today when he announced that 2010 FIBA World Championship participant and Asian Games gold medalist, Liaoning PanPan’s Li Xiaoxu, was amongst the first six players cut from the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship roster.

In addition to Li, two other Liaoning players were sent home, center Han Dejun and small forward He Tianju. The other three players were Shandong guard Sun Jie, Shanxi power forward Zhang Xuewen and Jilin forward Zhong Cheng.  The roster, which originally stood at 37 players, is now down to 31.

Dismissing Li Xiaoxu, a two-time CBA All-Star and a regular fixture with the National Team since 2009, was largely unexpected.  The 6-9 power forward played big minutes off the bench for Team China last year during the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, and was seen by some as an improving young big man who would continue to back up Wang Zhizhi and Yi Jianlian at the four and five spots this summer. Li helped China bring home gold in the Asian Games.

Donewald, however, obviously wasn’t one of those people.  Talking to the media earlier today, Donewald blamed Li’s early exit on an injury that kept the player from even reporting to training camp, and expressed remorse that the Asian Games gold medalist couldn’t be on the team this year.

But, Chinese media is reporting there are reasons surrounding Li’s unexpected cut.  Sourcing insiders, Sina Sports’ Chen Xi is reporting that Li’s club team, Liaoning, communicated to the National Team that Li’s physical and mental condition would make it unable for the player to adapt to Donewald’s high intensity training, and told the team he would need some time to get himself back into playing shape.  Thus, Li never reported to Beijing and the decision to cut him wasn’t Donewald’s, but rather Liaoning and the Chinese Basketball Association’s.

Still, some people remain convinced politics played a role in the decision, especially considering that Li’s Liaoning teammates, Han Dejun and He Tianju, were also cut.  Donewald and Liaoning’s head coach, Guo Shiqiang, were involved in a high-profile sideline spat during the CBA season, and the two’s relationship is rumored to have deteriorated greatly.  Donewald replaced Guo as head coach of the National Team in April 2010.

All that aside, clearly Han and He were clearly never going to be even seriously considered for a final roster spot.  As anyone who has seen the 7-foot 320 pound play, Han is amongst the worst conditioned big men in the country and tires himself out after a couple of trips up and down the court.

Donewald and the rest of Team China will head to Hainan next Tuesday for more training before they leave for a set of friendly games in Australia in late June.  More cuts are expected in the next couple of weeks as the team gets ready for a 30-game warm-up schedule that will prepare them for the Asia Championship in September.

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China National Team roster announced, Yao Ming included among 36 others

April 11, 2011

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On Friday April 8th, the Chinese Basketball Association announced the 37-player Men’s National Team roster that will train at the China National Sports Training Center in Beijing this spring in preparation for the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship.  The competition, which will be held in Henan, China from September 15-25, is the the qualifying tournament for FIBA Asia for the 2012 London Summer Olympics men’s basketball tournament.

With both the CBA and NBA seasons still in progress, the roster has been split up into three separate groups, each of which have different mandatory dates to report.  Group 1, which is comprised of 11 players whose teams did not make the CBA playoffs this season, officially reported to training yesterday afternoon.  Group 2, which has 21 players, all of whom played playoff basketball, will report sometime around May 1st, while Group 3, China’s NBA players, will join everyone at a later date.

Among the usual names like Yi Jianlin, Wang Zhizhi, and Liu Wei is Yao Ming, who despite missing most of season with a stress fracture in his left ankle was selected by the CBA to represent the National Team this summer in Beijing.  Though he’ll be required to report, Yao’s selection is almost certainly only symbolic — throughout the year the CBA has maintained they will exercise extreme caution in allowing Yao to recover from yet another serious injury, and have even implied that the big man’s National Team career could very well be over, even if his ankle heals properly.

Yao, who will spend time in China this summer, was happy after learning of his selection.

“It’s an honor to be selected to the National Team.  If my foot allows, I’ll be right there to cheer them on,” said Yao to a Chinese reporter in Houston.

Unlike in the United States and other Western countries, Chinese players are required to serve on the National Team if called upon.  Since players were raised and trained by the state, as opposed to Western players who received coaching from club teams, schools and amateur associations, the top Chinese athletes have only their country to thank for their development, and thus athletes’ priorities to their country come before those of both their professional team and themselves.  The superiority of the state over the individual in sports is one of the main cultural differences between China and the West.

The roster will be paired down in June as Team China will play a number of warm-up games in preparation for the Asia Championship.

Group 1:

Sun Jie (孙杰) Guard, Shandong*
Guo Ailun (郭艾伦), Guard, Liaoning
Yu Shulong (于澍龙) Guard, Jilin*
Zhong Cheng (钟诚) Guard, Jilin*

Liu Ziqiu (刘子秋) Forward, Shanghai
Peng Fei (彭飞), Forward, Shanghai
Duan Jiangpeng (段江鹏), Forward, Shanxi
Zhang Xuewen (张学文), Forward, Shanxi*
He Tianju (贺天举), Forward, Liaoning

Li Xiaoxu (李晓旭), Center, Liaoning*
Han Dejun (韩德君), Center, Liaoning

Group 2:

Chen Jianghua (陈江华) Guard, Guangdong
Wang Shipeng (王仕鹏) Guard, Guangdong*
Zhang Bo (张博) Guard, Bayi
Han Shuo (韩硕) Guard, Bayi
Liu Wei (刘炜) Guard, Shanghai*
Sun Yue (孙悦) Guard, Beijing Aoshen
Zhang Qingpeng (张庆鹏) Guard, Xinjiang*
Xirelijiang (西热力江) Guard, Xinjiang

Zhou Peng (周鹏) Forward, Guangdong
Zhu Fangyu (朱芳雨) Forward, Guangdong*
Dong Hanlin (董瀚麟) Forward, Guangdong
Wang Lei (王磊)Forward, Bayi
Mo Ke (莫科) Forward, Bayi*
Ding Jinhui (丁锦辉) Forward, Zhejiang Chouzhou*
Yi Li (易立) Forward, Jiangsu*
Zhang Kai (张凯) Forward, DongGuan*
Meng Duo (孟铎) Forward, DongGuan

Su Wei (苏伟) Center, Guangdong*
Wang Zhizhi (王治郅) Center, Bayi*
Zhang Zhaoxu (张兆旭) Center, Shanghai
Zhang Songtao (张松涛) Center, Beijing Aoshen

Group 3:

Yi Jianlian (易建联) Forward, Washington Wizards
Yao Ming (姚明) Center, Houston Rockets**

Reserves:

Mengke Bateer (巴特尔) Center, Xinjiang*
Tang Zhengdong (唐正东) Center, Jiangsu
Wang Zheng (王征) Center, Guangdong

* Denotes 2010-11 CBA All-Star
** Denotes 2010-11 NBA All-Star

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