The Los Angeles Lakers (my favorite team!) have reached an agreement with Chinese Point Guard Sun Yue (6’9, 205 lb), who’s currently attending the Beijing Olympics Games with his national team, playing USA this sunday. The left handed point guard is expected to sign his first NBA contract in the upcoming days.
Sun, 22, got drafted last year by L.A. in the second round (40th pick), but didn’t join the Lakers on the spot. He remained in China last season, playing ball with his team Beijing Aoshen.
Over there, he’s portrayed like a shoot-first, pass-second type of point guard, with a great ability to find his open teammates, though. He’s a dead-eye 3 point shooter, and from what I’ve seen on this video he can easily dunk.
His skinny frame could be an issue in the tough NBA, but I think his quickness and his great court vision should help him to make it in the L.
To my knowledge, Sun Yue is the very first Chinese player to wear the gold and purple jersey!