The seven-footer is known for having been the first Chinese player to be drafted in the NBA in 1999 and the first to play in the league in 2001.
He crossed the Pacific Ocean after winning six consecutive CBA league championships.
However, Wang Zhizhi never made an impact in the NBA and in 2005 he returned to China.
Back in Bayi, his hometown, he has proven that he could still play the game.
In 2006, he joined the National Team after a four-year absence and helped them reach the last 16 of the FIBA World Championship in Japan.
Last season, he averaged 25.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in his domestic league.
Wang Zhizhi is Yao Ming’s best alternative as he proved it once again last summer during the FIBA Asia Championship.
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