Li Gen (basketball)

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Li Gen
李根
No. 12 – Xinjiang Flying Tigers
PositionForward
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1988-08-15) August 15, 1988 (age 31)
Jiaozuo, Henan
NationalityChinese
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2010Shanghai Sharks
2010–2012Qingdao Eagles
2012–2015Beijing Ducks
2015–presentXinjiang Flying Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Li Gen (Chinese: 李根), born August 15, 1988) is a Chinese professional basketball player who plays for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Professional career[edit]

Li started his career with the Shanghai Sharks at the age of 20 during the 2008–09 CBA season. After two winters in Shanghai, he moved to the Qingdao Eagles for the next two years.[1] He averaged 18 points per game to lead all domestic players in scoring during the 2011–12 CBA season, and was also the MVP of that campaign's CBA All-Star Game.[2]

Li then spent the next three years of his career with the Beijing Ducks, helping the Capital Squad capture back-to-back league championships during the 2013–14 CBA season and 2014–15 CBA season.[3] Unable to come to terms on a new contract with Beijing in the summer of 2015, he then signed with Xinjiang instead.[4]

International career[edit]

On the international scene, Li represented China national basketball team at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China.[5] He scored nine points in 13 minutes of action off the bench, as the PRC beat the Philippines 78-67 in the Championship Game, which was played on October 3.[6]

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