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Xue Yuyang

Xue Yuyang
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1982-11-04) 4 November 1982
Henan, China
Nationality Chinese
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College Hong Kong SUWEN University
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2003 Jilin Northeast Tigers
2003 Hong Kong Flying Dragons
2003–2011 Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2011–2014 Qingdao DoubleStar
2014 Henan Shedianlaojiu

Xue Yuyang (Chinese: 薛玉洋; pinyin: Xuē Yùyáng) (born October 4, 1982 in Henan) is a Chinese basketball player who last played for Henan Shedianlaojiu of the NBL.

Contents

  • Professional career 1
    • NBA draft 1.1
    • CBA career 1.2
    • Move to the NBL 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Professional career

NBA draft

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.[1] However, as he had not received the necessary clearance from the Chinese Basketball Association, Dallas did not sign him to an NBA contract.

As of 2012, Xue is the only Chinese basketball player to have been selected in an NBA draft without ever playing in the NBA.

CBA career

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.[2]

References

  1. ^ Xue Yuyang placid about CBA's decision
  2. ^ Henan Shedianlaojiu to sign Xue Yuyang

External links

  • NBA.com Draft profile
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