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CarMike
04-13-2005, 10:15 AM
Nearly 7-foot-9 player from China training for NBA in Greensboro

GREENSBORO The hoop hangs within arm's reach of Sun Ming Ming.

The 7-foot-8 3/4 center positions himself under the basket and awaits a pass from trainer Keith Gatlin.

Ball in hand, Sun muscles his 350-pound frame into training partner Dshamal Schoetz, a 7-footer who played at Greensboro College who is nearly nine inches shorter. Sun pivots and places the ball firmly into the hoop. Swish.

http://www.news-record.com/graphics/april/basketball_041305.jpg

Sun, who is from Harbin, China, is training in Greensboro for a shot at the NBA. His agent, Charles Bonsignore, paired the prospect up with former client and former professional basketball player Keith Gatlin. Gatlin, a managing partner with 334 Sports, a local firm that trains athletes, has worked with Sun for about five weeks.

"With his size, that intrigues everybody," Gatlin said. "He can really shoot the ball to be that size. The challenge for him now is to get mobile, to get up and down the court."
Read the rest here.... (http://vh10634.moc.gbahn.net/sports/local/bkbtraining_041305.htm)

RedskinsDave
04-13-2005, 10:22 AM
Is that Maryland's Keith Gatlin he is walking in with?

CarMike
04-13-2005, 10:27 AM
Thats my understanding Dave. I can't confirm it though. I just figured it was...

ShaggySkins
04-13-2005, 11:08 AM
His size is certainly impressive the key is how mobile he is. If he can't get up and down the court he's going to be ineffective and at that size you have to question his stamina as well.

chrisbcbu
04-13-2005, 11:36 AM
Wow that is one huge guy! I would not want to guard that guy. If he has any mobility he could easily dominate in the NBA.

ryflan47
04-13-2005, 03:45 PM
The Nets could use a great Center...

MoeRedskins
04-13-2005, 04:06 PM
What is going on here, I thought the Chinese were the shortest people in the world.

ryflan47
04-13-2005, 04:35 PM
What is going on here, I thought the Chinese were the shortest people in the world.
My, how the tables have turned!

smoot
04-13-2005, 04:40 PM
What is going on here, I thought the Chinese were the shortest people in the world.
i think him and yao have pulled up the average so much that they are now in second behind germany. the average went from like 4'2 to 6'4 the second they were born. :lol1:

JoeDaSchmoe
04-13-2005, 05:54 PM
What is going on here, I thought the Chinese were the shortest people in the world.

Yeah, this is crazy. Where are these guys coming from?

Jimreaper007
04-13-2005, 06:50 PM
Remember the female Chinese swim team a few years ago that won a bunch of medals but shortly their after all of the girls had major organ failure do to the drugs they were taking.

I have been to China 3 times and I did not see many tall chinese which makes me wonder what these Chinese Sports Doctors are cooking up in labs.

Player like this generate serious money in China.

Skins57
04-15-2005, 06:17 AM
Shaq had better hope it takes this guy a while to ge here so he can retire first :D

That is just huge, but then again 350 pounds on that tall of a frame might still be another shawn bradley