|No. 6 – Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
March 12, 1989 |
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|2005–2017||Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)|
Chen Jianghua (simplified Chinese: 陈江华; traditional Chinese: 陳江華; pinyin: Chén Jiānghuā) (born March 12, 1989, in Panyu, Shawan, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) is Chinese former professional basketball player.
Chen first came to the U.S. in February 2002, with 3 teammates from Weilun Sports School in Guangdong, after winning the 3-on-3 Nike China Streetball Championship in Shanghai a year before. Wang Zhizhi, who watched the 4-membered team play in Dallas, remarked to CCTV reporters about a kid who could dunk with ease at, "such a young age".
After that, Chen spent six months at a U.S. Basketball Academy in Eugene, Oregon, with fellow Chinese prospect Tang Zhengdong. In an article by the Oregonian, former Oregon Ducks point guard Luke Ridnour, was reportedly impressed by Chen's quickness.
Chen played in the 2005 Reebok ABCD camp, where fellow camper Will Harris said that he was "the best unknown prospect in the world".
Chinese national team
Chen was picked to play on the senior men's Chinese national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, despite being only 17 years old. He averaged 3.5 points and 1 assist a game, in 10.3 minutes a game. However, both Dwyane Wade and Mike Krzyzewski commented positively on his play.