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Famous Basketball Players from China

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List of famous basketball players from China, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. China has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Chinese basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of China and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from China then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List players include Yu Shulong, Zhang Zhaoxu and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Chinese basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from China?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of China in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Chinese basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.



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    Chen Jianghua, in Panyu, Shawan, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China is Chinese professional basketball player.more

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    • Position: Point guard
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
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    Chen Nan is a Chinese basketball player.more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Qingdao, China
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    Chen Xiaoli

    Chen Xiaoli is a female Chinese basketball player who was part of the team that won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Fuxin, China
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    Ding Jinhui

    Ding Jinhui is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the Chinese Basketball Association.more

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    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Lishui, China
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    Guo Ailun

    Guo Ailun is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Liaoning Flying Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association.more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Liaoyang, China
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    Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global following known as "Linsanity." After receiving no athletic scholarship ...more

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    • Position: Point guard
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    Jin Lipeng

    Jin Lipeng is a Chinese professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He is also a member of the Chinese national basketball team.more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Liaoning, China
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    Li Xiaoxu

    Li Xiaoxu is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Liaoning Flying Leopards in the Chinese Basketball Association.more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Liaoning, China
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    Liu Wei is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association.more

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    • Position: Point guard
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: China, Shanghai
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    Mengke Bateer or Menk Batere, commonly referred to simply as Bateer, is a Chinese professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He currently plays center for Xinjiang Guanghui. Bateer is an ethnic minority from China's Inner Mongolia region. Like many other ethnic Mongols, he does not have a ...more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: China
    • Teams: Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets
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    Miao Lijie

    Miao Lijie is a female Chinese basketball player who was part of the team that won the gold medal at the 2001 Asian Championship. In 2005, she joined the Sacramento Monarchs of WNBA but left the team after a short time. She competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and ...more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Harbin, China
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    Mo Ke is a basketball player who plays center for the Bayi Rockets of the Chinese Basketball Association. He entered the 2004 NBA Draft, but went undrafted. No NBA teams have shown interest in him since then, so he continues to play for the Bayi Rockets.more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Changchun, China
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    Song Xiaoyun

    Song Xiaoyun is a female Chinese basketball player who was part of the team that won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games. She was part of the Chinese squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Anshan, China
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    Sui Feifei is a female Chinese basketball player who was signed with the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. She was born and raised in Qingdao, Shandong in the People's Republic of China, and is 1.84 m tall. She was the MVP of the 2004–2005 WCBA season, where she led her team Bayi China Telecom to three ...more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: China
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    Mingming Sun is a Chinese basketball player. Mingming stands 7 ft 9 in and weighs 370 lb. Sun wears size 20 shoes and makes occasional appearances as an actor.more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Bayan County
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    Sun Yue is a Chinese basketball player who currently plays for Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association.more

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    • Position: Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward, Guard, Swingman
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Cangzhou, China
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    Wang Shipeng

    Wang Shipeng, is a professional basketball player from the People's Republic of China. Wang currently plays for the Guangdong Southern Tigers, a Chinese Basketball Association team based in Guangzhou. He is mainly a shooting guard but can play small forward. He is 1.97 m in height and he weighs 95 ...more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Dandong, China
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    Wang Zhizhi is a Chinese professional basketball player who currently plays for Bayi Rockets in the Chinese Basketball Association. He also played in the National Basketball Association for Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Miami Heat.more

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    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers
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    Yao Ming is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was selected to start for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game eight times, and was named to the All-NBA Team five times. At the time of his final season, ...more

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    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    • Teams: Houston Rockets
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    Ye Li

    Ye "The D" Li is a Chinese professional basketball player who played for the China women's national basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At 1.9 m tall, she is married to Yao Ming, a former center who played for the NBA's Houston Rockets. Ye met Yao at the age of seventeen in 1998 They married on ...more

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    • Nationality: China
    • Birthplace: China
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