Sun Yue (basketball)

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Sun Yue
孙悦
Sun Yue with the Beijing Aoshen Olympians.jpg
No. 9 – Beijing Ducks
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1985-11-06) 6 November 1985 (age 29)
Cangzhou, Hebei, China
Nationality Chinese
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2008 Beijing Olympians
2008–2009 Los Angeles Lakers
2009 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2009–2013 Beijing Olympians
2013–present Beijing Ducks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.

Sun Yue (Chinese: 孙悦; pinyin: Sūn Yuè) is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association.

CBA career[edit]

Sun Yue signed his first professional contract with Chinese Basketball Association side Beijing Olympians in 2002 at the age of 17. In 2004, Sun was selected to the Chinese national under-20 team, but when Beijing refused to release him to play, the team was banned from playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. After touring in Taiwan, the team moved to play in the American Basketball Association. In Sun's first season in the American Basketball Association, he scored 9.5 points per game and seven rebounds per game with 6.7 assists per game. Sun also had his first triple-double of his career with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists[1] and was named to the All-ABA second team. In the following season, Sun improved his numbers, making the All-ABA first team with 13.5 points per game and six rebounds per game with 10.5 assists per game. Sun rejoined the Beijing Olympians after he was released by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009.

After playing several more seasons with the Beijing Olympians, Sun then signed with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2013. He played a vital role in helping Beijing win their second CBA championship title during the 2013-14 season.

NBA career[edit]

After originally entering the 2006 NBA Draft, but subsequently withdrawing,[1] Sun decided to enter the 2007 NBA Draft and was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers as 40th overall pick.[2] However, Sun stayed with the Beijing Olympians for another year before signing with Los Angeles in August 2008.[3] But only a few days after he arrived in the United States, Sun suffered from a bout of mononucleosis and had to be taken to the hospital.[4] After recovering from his illness, Sun finally made his debut on 7 December 2008 against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 4 points in five minutes of play.[5] He played in ten games and scored a total of 6 points in 28 minutes before being assigned[6] to D-League side Los Angeles D-Fenders. He played six games with the team, averaging 9.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game.[7] Sun then suffered a left ankle sprain during practice with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and missed the remaining D-League games.[8] He eventually recovered and traveled with the Los Angeles Lakers during the playoffs, but he was not played in any of the playoff games. Sun became the second ever Chinese player to win the NBA championship after Los Angeles defeated the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals. Sun was then waived by Los Angeles on 31 July 2009[9] and by the New York Knicks, which he joined before the season started, on 7 October 2009.[10]

International career[edit]

Sun competed in the NBA Summer League with the Chinese national basketball team in the summer of 2007. This was seen as a chance for the Chinese national team to gain further experience against international competition in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics, which Sun would also compete in. He also participated in the 2007 Stanković Continental Champions' Cup and played a vital role in the wins against Venezuela and New Zealand. Sun earned a silver medal in the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship after China finished as runners-up in the tournament. He earned a gold medal in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship as his side won against Jordan.[11][12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

CBA statistics[edit]

Year Team GP RPG APG FG% FT% PPG
2013–14 Beijing 49 5.1 4.0 .456 .721 13.7
2014–15 Beijing 16 3.0 3.6 .440 .862 8.4
Career 65 4.1 3.8 .448 .792 11.1

NBA statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Los Angeles 10 0 2.8 .273 .000 .000 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.6
Career 10 0 2.8 .273 .000 .000 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.6

D-League[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Los Angeles 6 5 33.6 .397 .381 .714 3.3 3.7 1.3 2.3 9.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yue Sun 2007 Draft Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Yi, Sun Picked in NBA Draft". china.org.cn. June 29, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ Hine, Chris (August 9, 2008). "Lakers agree to terms with guard Sun Yue, 2007 second-round pick". LA Times. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  4. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (September 26, 2008). "Lakers rookie Sue Yue has mononucleosis". LA Times. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Chinese star Sun Yue makes NBA debut for Lakers". Bangkok Post. December 8, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  6. ^ Turner, Broderick (March 6, 2009). "Lakers send Sun Yue to D-League". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  7. ^ "NBA Development League: Sun Yue Playerfile". Nba.com. 1985-11-06. 
  8. ^ http://lakers.freedomblogging.com/2009/03/25/sun-goes-down/13937/
  9. ^ Lakers waive guard Sun Yue[dead link]
  10. ^ October 7, 2009 2:58 PM By Alan Hahn (2009-10-07). "Yue, Pruitt among four waived by Knicks". Newsday.com. 
  11. ^ "FIBA ASIA - China book place in London in front of record TV audience". Fiba.com. 
  12. ^ "26th FIBA Asia Championship : News Details". Wuhan2011.fibaasia.net. 
  13. ^ "26th FIBA Asia Championship - Wuhan, China". Wuhan2011.fibaasia.net. 

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