Chen Jianghua

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Chen Jianghua
Chen Jianghua - Beijing 2008 Olympics (2752109255) (cropped).jpg
No. 6 – Guangdong Southern Tigers
Position Point guard
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 29)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Nationality Chinese
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2005–2017
Career history
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.

Basketball career[edit]

Early years[edit]

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 first became well known in 2003, when a New York Times front page article was written about him. That article was then followed by a Boston Globe article, and an article on ESPN Magazine.

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[edit]

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.[1]

Chen was also selected to be on the Chinese national team for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, at the age of just 19. He played for China again at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA-China Post Game Quotes". USA Basketball. August 7, 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Chen Jianghua Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-01-03. 

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