Tang Zhengdong

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Tang Zhengdong
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Representing  China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team

Tang ZhengDong, (simplified Chinese: 唐正东; traditional Chinese: 唐正東; pinyin: Táng Zhèngdōng; born September 14, 1984 in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player. At a height of 2.13 m (7'0"), and a weight of 130 kg (287 lbs.), he plays at the center position. He is currently playing for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Professional career[edit]

Tang began basketball training in 1995, and he eventually joined the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). In the 2003–04, 2004–05, and 2006–07 seasons, he was awarded the Chinese Basketball Association MVP award. In 2006, Tang worked out for the NBA's Toronto Raptors.

Chinese national team[edit]

Tang trained numerous times with the senior men's Chinese national basketball teamas a center playing behind Yao Ming and Mengke Bateer. He played with China at the 2005 Stanković Cup.[1]

Player profile[edit]

Tang stands 2.13 m (7'0") tall, and has a robust 130 kg (287 lbs.) frame. As a center, he is not speedy. His shooting is accurate, so much so, that he is a 3-point shot threat. His playing style has been compared to that of fellow Chinese basketball player Mengke Bateer.

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