|Born||4 October 1982|
Jiaozuo, Henan, China
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|College||Hong Kong SUWEN University|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2001–2003||Jilin Northeast Tigers|
|2003||Hong Kong Flying Dragons|
|2003–2011||Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Xue Yuyang (Chinese: 薛玉洋; pinyin: Xuē Yùyáng; born October 4, 1982) is a Chinese retired professional basketball player. Xue was selected 57th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, who traded the pick to the Denver Nuggets.
In 2003, Xue entered the National Basketball Association Draft, without official permission, and the Chinese authorities refused to let him play in the United States. He was selected 57th overall by the Dallas Mavericks, who traded the pick to the Denver Nuggets. However, as he had not received the necessary clearance from the Chinese Basketball Association, Denver did not sign him to an NBA contract. Xue's current NBA rights are still with the Nuggets, but he still has not received a contract to play in the NBA as of 2017.
Xue began his career with Jilin Northeast Tigers where he played until the end of the 2002-2003 season, entering and being selected on the NBA draft. Afterwards he was signed by the Hong Kong Flying Dragons of the CBA, however, after being relegated the team folded, turning him into a free agent, so he signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers where he stayed until 2011 where he signed with Qingdao DoubleStar where he played until the end of the 2013-2014 season.
Move to the NBL
On August 24, 2014 he signed with Henan Shedianlaojiu for the rest of the season.
Moving on to Europe
In 2016, Xue would decide to branch out into Europe with the BC Pasvalio Pieno Zvaigzde in Lithuania. He would become the second Chinese player to ever branch out his playing tree out into European nations, with the first being Shang Ping playing for the Panathinaikos B.C. in the Greek Basket League from 2013-14.