The Yi Jianlian buzz

Posted in Basketball at 8:18 am by Nicole

From now until draft day on June 28, you’re going to be hearing more and more about China’s Yi Jianlian. After Greg Oden and Kevin Durant, it’s a toss-up for who will be picked in the early stages of the first round of the 2007 NBA draft, but conventional wisdom seems to be pointing in the direction of Yi, a seven-foot power forward from the Guangdong Hongyuan Tigers team of the Chinese Basketball Association, being a very early pick – maybe even as high as number three. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Janny Hu spent time wit Yi in Los Angeles and filed the report below on his draft prospects.

NBA Draft: China’s star-in-waiting? (SFGate.com)

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