Wang Zhelin

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Wang Zhelin
王哲林
No. 22 – Fujian Sturgeons
Position Center
League CBA
Personal information
Born (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 24)
Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Nationality Chinese
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Fujian Sturgeons
Career highlights and awards

Wang Zhelin (Chinese: 王哲林; pinyin: Wáng Zhélín, pronounced [uǎŋ ʈʂɤ̌lǐn]; born January 20, 1994) is a Chinese basketball player who plays for the Fujian Sturgeons in the Chinese Basketball Association. He was drafted in Round 2 (Number 57 overall) in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. Wang is considered one of the most promising Chinese players.[1][2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Wang Zhelin first gained recognition in March 2012 when he was selected to the Chinese national team's preliminary squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics though he did not make the final squad. In April 2012, Wang was chosen to play at the Nike Hoop Summit and he impressed many by scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds, and blocking 2 shots in an 84–75 victory against the U.S. men's junior select team.[4] This was the best all-time performance by any Chinese player in the Nike Hoop Summit.

After impressing with Chinese youth national teams at various tournaments, Wang then signed his first professional contract with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association on June 2012 prior to the 2012–13 season.[5] Wang had an impressive first professional season as he averaged 20.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game to become a key player for Fujian. His second season with Fujian saw him put up a career-high 22.8 points per game. He did not reach the same heights in successive seasons; his injury-derailed fourth season saw him produce career-low averages of 10 points, 6 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 21.3 minutes of average action.

Despite coming into the 2016 NBA draft completely under the radar, in part due to injuries he was dealing with at the time, Wang would get selected late in the second round by the Memphis Grizzlies as the 57th pick.[6] As compatriot Zhou Qi was selected with the 43rd pick by the Houston Rockets, the 2016 edition marked the second time two Chinese prospects were selected in an NBA draft (the first time being in 2007 with Yi Jianlian and Sun Yue). However, Wang would not immediately join the Grizzlies, thus returning with Fujian for the following season in order to develop.[7] While Wang would regain some of his abilities that made him a viable NBA draft pick in the first place, he would remain in Fujian for at least another season.

At the 2018,he played games with 2018 NBA Summer League teams as a member of the China men's national basketball team.At the first game ,China men's national basketball team was loss of 36-56 with the Indiana Pacers.[8]

At the second game,he failed to defend his national team mater,a player of Houston Rockets named Zhou Qi,and China men's national basketball team was loss of 66-78 with the Houston Rockets.[9] [10] [11]

At the third game,he got three points and China men's national basketball team was loss of 42-73 with Sacramento Kings.[12][13]

At the forth game,China men's national basketball team got first win of 68-42 with Washington Wizards.He did not play in this game because he was sick.[14]

At the last game,China loss of 62-66 to [Detroit Pistons].At this series,he with China won one game and loss four games,and he did not play all of these games because of illness,and he maybe cannot join in NBA team because of his ability is limited.[15][16]

International career[edit]

Wang played for the Chinese national team at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship played in China. Coming off the bench he participated in China's romp to the title and qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

At the 2018,he played games with 2018 NBA Summer League teams as a member of the China men's national basketball team.At the first game ,China men's national basketball team was loss of 36-56 with the Indiana Pacers.[17]

At the second game,he failed to defend his national team mater,a player of Houston Rockets bamed Zhou Qi,and China men's national basketball team was loss of 66-78 with the Houston Rockets.[18] [19] [20]

At the third game,he got three points and China men's national basketball team was loss of 42-73 with Sacramento Kings.[21] [22]

At the forth game,China men's national basketball team got first win of 68-42 with Washington Wizards.He did not play in this game becaose he was sick.[23]

At the last game,China loss of 62-66 to [Detroit Pistons].At this series,he with China won one game and loss four games,and he did not play all of these games because of illness,and he maybe cannot join in a NBA team because of his ability is limited.[24] [25]

At August,he plays for China at the Asian Games,At the first game,China won of 82-80,he scored 13 points. [26]

Career statistics[edit]

CBA[edit]

Year Team GP RPG APG FG% FT% PPG
2012–13 Fujian 32 12.9 1.3 .531 .627 20.3
2013–14 Fujian 34 11.4 1.1 .586 .732 22.8
2014–15 Fujian 37 11.5 1.7 .607 .668 21.6
2015–16 Fujian 9 6.0 1.1 .522 .667 10.0
2016–17 Fujian 32 11.1 2.2 .578 .639 21.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigs upbeat on Gilas chances".
  2. ^ "Nike Hoop Summit Scouting Reports: Forwards/Big Men".
  3. ^ "14 – Wang ZhelinChina".
  4. ^ "17年全球峰会最强中国球员 2米13新星离NBA有多远".
  5. ^ "福建男篮正式宣布签约王哲林 合同细节尚未透露".
  6. ^ "Grizzlies select Wade Baldwin IV in First Round of 2016 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Wang Zhelin: Will remain in China for 2016–17 season". CBSSports.com. CBS Sports. June 28, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ 男篮红队与nba夏季联赛球队过招,36:56不敌步行者
  9. ^ 王哲林难档周琦暴扣
  10. ^ 王哲林积极上篮
  11. ^ 中国男篮红队与夏季联赛队伍拉练第二场,66:78不敌火箭,输了三节
  12. ^ 红队训练赛第三场42:73不敌国王
  13. ^ 王哲林自投自抢
  14. ^ 红队获得训练赛首胜,68:42胜奇才 王哲林因伤病缺阵
  15. ^ 红队末战不敌活塞,1胜4负结束教学赛旅程
  16. ^ 王哲林nba大门逐渐关闭
  17. ^ 男篮红队与nba夏季联赛球队过招,36:56不敌步行者
  18. ^ 王哲林难档周琦暴扣
  19. ^ 王哲林积极上篮
  20. ^ 中国男篮红队与nba夏季联赛拉练第二场对阵火箭,66:78败下阵来
  21. ^ 红队训练赛第三场42:73不敌国王
  22. ^ 王哲林自投自抢
  23. ^ 红队获得训练赛首胜,68:42胜奇才 王哲林因伤病缺阵
  24. ^ 红队末战不敌活塞
  25. ^ 王哲林nba大门逐渐关闭
  26. ^ 王哲林亚运首战82:80胜菲律宾得到13分