A total of 53 candidates and 12 WNBA teams participated in this years draft. The draft is divided into three rounds, each round of each team according to the order of signing a player. Han Xu was picked by the 11th New York Liberals last season in the second round (total 14th). Li Yueru was selected by Atlanta Dream Team, runner-up last season, in the 11th place in the third round (35 in total).
Han Xu, who was invited to dress up for the show, was in tears after winning the election. She told reporters that her parents showed her a video sent by Xu Limin, the head coach of the National Womens Basketball Team, which reminded her of many sweet and bitter things in the past.
Han Xu, born in a basketball family, is 2.07 meters tall and graduated from Tsinghua Secondary School. He joined the Xinjiang Tianshan Team of WCBA in 2018. He averaged 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the season and was selected as the All-Star Star. In the 2018 Womens Basketball World Cup, the Chinese womens basketball team met the United States team in the group tournament. Although it lost 88-100 in the end, Han Xu scored 20 points personally and became famous in the first world high-level tournament.
Ive been practicing basketball for 10 years. Since childhood, I have been much higher than my peers. With the influence of my parents, I have long felt that I have been connected with basketball all my life. Han Xu said with a smile. I wanted to play in the WNBA in three years, but I didnt expect this day to come so fast. For this, I want to thank my parents, Xu Diao, the Chinese Basketball Association, and all the teammates of the team I played for. They all helped me a lot.
Speaking of the draft, Han Xu said, I dont care what round I will be selected. What matters is that I can play at the highest level. I will do my best.
Speaking of the New York Freedom Team, Han Xu said, Here, my acquaintance is Tina Charles. We have played in the WCBA arena. Faced with the new environment, I will try my best to adapt.
Source: Liaoshen Evening News Responsible Editor: Ma Bile_NS4800