Liu Wei (basketball)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Wei
刘炜
Liu Wei - Beijing 2008 Olympics (2752109255) (cropped).jpg
No. 8 – Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Position Point guard
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1980-01-15) 15 January 1980 (age 34)
Shanghai, China
Nationality Chinese
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1997–present
Career history
1997–2014 Shanghai Sharks
2014–present Xinjiang Flying Tigers

Liu Wei (Chinese: 刘炜; pinyin: Liú Wěi) is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association.

CBA career[edit]

Liu Wei played alongside his close friend Yao Ming[1] for ten years on several youth teams and with the Shanghai Sharks before Yao went on to play in the National Basketball Association with the Houston Rockets.[2] Prior to the 2004-05 season, the Sacramento Kings signed Liu to their preseason roster.[3] Liu was released by Sacramento at the end of training camp after playing in three games and averaging two points per game and four rebounds per game.[4] Liu then returned back to China to play for the Shanghai Sharks, carving out a career as one of the best ever players in the Chinese Basketball Association. After seventeen seasons playing for Shanghai, Liu decided to sign with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

International career[edit]

Liu was a key member of the Chinese national basketball team that participated in the 2002 FIBA World Championship, the 2006 FIBA World Championship, and the 2010 FIBA World Championship. He was also selected to play on the Chinese national squads that competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. In addition, Liu has also taken part in numerous FIBA Asia Championship competitions.

Career statistics[edit]

CBA statistics[edit]

Year Team GP RPG APG FG% FT% PPG
1997–98 Shanghai 18 1.8 1.5 .427 .611 4.3
1998–99 Shanghai 23 4.6 1.3 .493 .727 11.2
1999–00 Shanghai 31 3.6 2.2 .363 .651 7.4
2000–01 Shanghai 32 3.9 1.6 .460 .682 11.5
2001–02 Shanghai 34 4.9 3.6 .540 .806 15.9
2002-03 Shanghai 26 6.7 5.3 .508 .868 23.9
2003–04 Shanghai 27 5.9 4.7 .465 .832 18.8
2004–05 Shanghai 36 6.2 5.9 .442 .832 18.6
2005–06 Shanghai 40 4.9 5.6 .450 .875 22.4
2006–07 Shanghai 33 5.6 4.8 .487 .877 18.0
2007–08 Shanghai 25 5.0 6.9 .461 .752 18.4
2008–09 Shanghai 27 4.8 3.6 .407 .833 15.6
2009–10 Shanghai 35 5.1 4.9 .413 .827 21.3
2010–11 Shanghai 25 3.6 5.1 .403 .784 18.6
2011–12 Shanghai 30 3.5 3.8 .358 .792 12.9
2012–13 Shanghai 21 4.5 4.5 .463 .795 21.3
2013–14 Shanghai 34 5.6 3.7 .386 .898 13.8
2014–15 Xinjiang 20 3.4 3.4 .450 .774 11.6
Career 515 4.6 4.0 .448 .790 15.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Frustrated' Liu caught in Catch-22". ESPN.com. December 30, 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Liu Wei wins praise from coaches on eve of duel". Chinadaily.com.cn. October 14, 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Liu Wei can't wait to go home as a King". Chinadaily.com.cn. October 9, 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Liu Wei turned down by Kings". English.people.com.cn. October 26, 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 

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