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Chinese yong player Wang Zhelin real age, 3 years older than Official.

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Chinese yong player Wang Zhelin real age, 3 years older than Official.

hello guys last time i talked about the chinese young player zhou qi , 4 years older than by official.Again, i talk about here becasue in chinese forum its not allowed,nearly all players age in china are munipulated,except some of these who didn't grow up in goverment's sport system. I think its unfair for these players.

I made debates in chinese forum,then i got banned by the officail's adamin.even i didnt mention the ages,just by making comparision him with another good player of china.So Wang is under protection by Officails.

I found avidence to prove that Wang Zhelin ,this year played in Niky international game(sorry dont know what exactly it calls), 19 points 8 rebound, may be 3 years older than by Official.

and these are the facts :

in the year 2010,04.04, there was an interview with his team mate.Li Hang born 1984 by Officail.

He said that: "Wang Zhelin is relativ young, 19 years old , 2.11m high" and now Wang is still 2.11m, if it was a mistake by the jornalist or his team partner Li hang ,why he said " relativ young"?

and together with Zhou Qi, thier birthdays both in Janury, i think it has something with the bone-age-test to do. the birthdays seems not to be real.

I got the screen shot of the website just dont know how to put it on this page.


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Isn't this the exact same

Isn't this the exact same scenario when Yi Jianlian was coming out? Listed at 19 years old, rumored to be 23 or 24. Regardless of age though he is a very intriuging prospect. He was one of the best players at the Nike Hoops summitt. You can't teach a guy that size as athletic as him. He kind of plays like Mason Plumlee. I don't see him though having the same skill set that Yi had/has. He definitely doesn't look as soft though. It will be interesting to track him in the future but he's definitely not Yao Ming. I do believe he'll play for China in the Olympics. But yeah on topic definitely not shocking that he's probably going to be upwards near 25 when he enters the draft.

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He looks young

Than again, so did Yi. Still, would not be incredibly surprising. He definitely was built like a man when I saw him at the Nike Hoop Summit (the event the original poster was talking about). He was far more developed than the HS bigs he was facing. Sermon, he is no way as athletic as Mason Plumlee (who may not jump as high as his older brother, but is a solid run/jump athlete).

Wang is a huge body and has a decent touch around the basket, he at times seemed to throw around the smaller centers he faced. Nonetheless, I do not think scouts were necessarily drooling over his eventual prospects. Skepticism of his age would not at all be surprising and he is more of a lumbering 7 footer than a standout athlete. Zhou Qi looks so incredibly skinny and underdeveloped that I genuinely thought he might be younger, but it is really hard to tell.

I think that Yi Jianlian has thrown everyone for a curve ball and you kind of have to be skeptical about age at this point. Not that China is the only country guilty of this, there have been numerous rumors about other players possibly being older than they are listed. It is kind of funny though, because in 2008, the Chinese Women's gymnastics team had the "underage" controversy. The age limit was 16, and some of the Chinese girls looked like they were 12-14.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/sports/olympics/27gymnasts.html?pagewa...

In other words, I think this could definitely have some merit. Can't blame Wang Zhelin, he is a guy I found incredibly difficult not to root for. Still, if they found out he were older, I would not be incredibly surprised. If Wang were indeed three years older, he would still not be automatically eligible until next year. My guess is we have not heard the last of a possible age controversy. I truly hope this is not true, but if you could provide more evidence I would be interested in seeing it.

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Surely a team would want to

Surely a team would want to know how old a guy is when they sign\draft him and further on in their career, age can effect their contracts etc. Giving a 4 year contract to a 29 year old is a lot different than giving it to a 33 year old for example.

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A lot of international

A lot of international players do that...even Andrew Luck

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zqdz456 , beyond the ethics

zqdz456 , beyond the ethics of the situation (and I do not want to dismiss them entirely), do you think this is a big deal from a basketball perspective? A 7-footer with some skills is going to draw interest regardless of age. Salah Mejri just turned 26 years old and despite never playing in a higher level league than the EuroChallenge spent this past week working out for the Knicks. If he plays well in the Olympics, he will probably be in their training camp. I firmly believe Bernard James at the age of 27 is going to get drafted. There is talk of Miles Plumlee (24 going in the first round). Whether Wang Zhelin is 18 or 21, he just spent the past week playing against some semblance of Australia's National Team (no Bogut, David Andersen, or Patty Mills but still a good senior national team) and got some experience. He played about 15 minutes per and put in 5 points (4-11 from the field) and just under 4 rebounds per. He had way too many turnovers and fouls to get overly excited not to mention a game of 1-7 from the line, but even if he was born 1/20/91 as opposed to 1/20/94 it was still a week where he was the youngest or second youngest (New Mexico's Hugh Greenwood) player on the court. Just as I wouldn't expect Greenwood, Matthew Dellavedova, or Ryan Broekhoff to instantly step into a spot with a senior national team and play well I cannot come away thinking that the experience is anything but a promising sign for him.

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can you do some research on

can you do some research on greg odens real age please?

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Color me shocked that an

Color me shocked that an international player lied about his age. Sad, because he dominated the international game down low.

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For what it is worth, the

For what it is worth, the 47-year old teenager is throwing up numbers in Ulaanbaatar against his newphew's classmates.

http://ulaanbaatar2012.fibaasia.net/Player_Statistics.aspx

Season Statistics

PPG
23.7
RPG
11.2
APG
0.7
FG%
66.3

Zhelin Wang



FG
3PT
FT
Rebounds
Misc


M
FGM-A
FG%
3PM-A
3P%
FTM-A
FT%
TOT
AST
PTS

Season
6
55 - 83
66.3
- - -
0.0
32 - 47
68.1
11.2
0.7
23.7

Career
15
103 - 160
64.4
- - 2
0.0
65 - 102
63.7
9.6
0.7
18.1

Game Log

Date/Time
Played For
-->
Opposition
Min
FGM - FGA
3PM - 3PA
FTM - FTA
OR
DR
TR
AS
ST
BL
TO
PFS
Pts

17 Aug
China
-->
HKG
17:19
10 - 15
0
8 - 8
9
1
10
1
1
2
1
2
28

18 Aug
China
-->
IND
14:58
6 - 9
0
3 - 5
3
4
7
1
1
0
1
1
15

19 Aug
China
-->
LIB
14:53
2 - 5
0
4 - 6
2
5
7
0
0
1
3
2
8

20 Aug
China
-->
JPN
19:42
15 - 18
0
6 - 9
8
9
17
1
1
2
3
0
36

21 Aug
China
-->
SYR
17:28
8 - 13
0
6 - 7
2
9
11
1
0
3
1
2
22

22 Aug
China
-->
KOR
35:27
14 - 23
0
5 - 12
6
9
15
0
1
1
3
5
33

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The Chinese Basketball League

The Chinese Basketball League began yesterday.

McGrady had 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists in his debut against Zhelin's Fujian team.

http://web.qdsxlq.com/2012/1125/312.shtml

Any translators would be appreciated to put together the rest of the picture.

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Through four games, Wang is

Through four games, Wang is averaging 21.3 pts (53 FG%), 11.8 rebounds (3.8 offensive), and 1 block per.

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Age is legit

Wang Zhelin's age is legit. He was in the media when he was born. Both his parents are former basketball players like Yao Ming's parents. People think he's the next Yao Ming, they got the same physique, but Wang is 6 inches shorter and doesn't shoot FTs well.

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Chinese calendar and birth age

China is on the Gregorian calendar for everyday use, but use the traditional Chinese Lunar calendar for their birth age.

The Chinese count the age starting from the birth as one years old, and every Chinese lunar year counts for another year, no matter what your month of birth.

For example, a baby born on December 24, 2012 will be 2 years old on February 24, 2013, whereas the baby's Gregorian age is two months old.

Basically, you will be at least a year or two older in the Chinese Lunar calendar than the Gregorian birth age.

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Interesting, I would figure

Interesting, I would figure if Nike was already using him in promotions that they would be pressuring him to enter the draft as soon as possible. I do like someone who thinks with the long-term in mind though: "It's too early to think about the NBA as I still have to prove myself in the CBA," Wang said.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-02/27/content_16259041.htm

The next 'Great Wall'Updated: 2013-02-27 07:36
By Sun Xiaochen ( China Daily)

Teenager Wang set to take over mantle from legendary Yao, Sun Xiaochen reports.

When Wang Zhelin earned the MVP award of the CBA's All-Star Rookie Challenge in Guangzhou on Saturday, two giants of the game nodded in appreciation of his performance. Wang Zhizhi, China's trailblazer in the NBA, stood at courtside as his coach (for the South team) with a smile while Yao Ming, the nation's most lauded player, applauded from an upper-deck box.

Their primes are well past, and it seems 19-year-old Wang is about to rise up and become the next tower on the "Moving Great Wall".

"He reminds me of Yao at the same age," Wang Zhizhi said at the weekend. "Maybe because of his frame, mobility and intelligence, or maybe he has the same thick legs like Yao. Whatever, his first (CBA) season showed he has lived up to the high expectations so far."

Since a dazzling performance of 19 points and eight rebounds at the Hoop Summit last year, pundits and media have been hailing Wang as the next Yao.

The hype surrounding an apparently imminent NBA future grew even bigger after he finished his debut CBA season with an average of 20.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game, a tally much better than Yao's rookie stats line of 10 points and 10.8 rebounds in 1998.

"To be honest, I don't like the comparisons (with Yao)," the shy youngster told China Daily on Saturday. "No one wants to be the next somebody else. But his presence has set a standard for me and I hope I can develop towards that level."

Wang appears destined to play in the NBA, but has not reached a level of play so far that would make him a high draft pick.

"Normally, I don't pay attention to that kind of hype," Wang said of his potential to be a lottery selection in two years.

The first predictions of an NBA future came from his parents' friends when he was in primary school.

He didn't take it seriously then, and doesn't now.

"It's too early to think about the NBA as I still have to prove myself in the CBA," Wang said.

Before joining the Dallas Mavericks in 2001, Wang Zhizhi led the Bayi Rockets to six league titles. Yao steered the Shanghai Sharks to their first and only CBA championship in 2002 before landing in Houston.

So far, Wang boasts only 11 regular-season victories and Fujian failed to reach the playoffs this season.

"He just needs more high-intensity games to better understand how to play the game under pressure. He's already a better player than me and Yao at the same age. But his decision-making has a long way to go," former NBA forward Yi Jianlian of Guangdong Southern Tigers said.

Boasting great potential and rising popularity, Wang's market value is expected to soar as he is represented by Starz International Sports, the same agency that looks after Yao.

His image has already appeared with Yi during Nike's promotional campaign at the All-Star Weekend.

Wang's individuality, which is highlighted by his gelled hair and colorful sneakers, has already made him quite a marketable commodity.

"He is different from Yao because he shows his personality through things like his outfits and hairstyle. That helps people remember him," Chen Jingyi, an executive at Starz, said.

Wang said his interesting hairstyle helped boost his confidence on court while the customized blue-and-white sneakers showed off his team's colors.

"I even wrote my name inside each of the shoes. Hopefully, that will bring me good luck on the court," said Wang.

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