Who was the first NBA player from China?

Who was the first NBA player from China?

China has long been a huge market for basketball, with an estimated 500 million fans in the country. Wang Zhizhi made history in April 2001 by signing with the Dallas Mavericks, becoming the first player from China to sign with the league. A year later, the NBA received its biggest Chinese star when the Houston Rockets drafted the 7’5” Yao Ming first overall in the 2002 draft.

Wang Zhizhi
Yao Ming
Yi Jianlian
Zhou Qi

The correct answer is Wang Zhizhi.

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