Sports: Zhou Qi gets ready for Rio

(From Yahoo Sports)

DraftExpress was present at two workouts for Zhou Qi recently in Chicago and Dallas, just days before he is expected to return to China to join the senior national team in their preparation for the Rio Olympics this summer.

Zhou Qi is an excellent shot-blocker. (AP)

Zhou Qi is an excellent shot-blocker.

Measuring over 7-foot-2 in shoes with a 7-7 ¾ wingspan that ranks among the longest ever seen at an NBA combine or predraft setting, Zhou has the interest of franchises selecting in the mid- to late first round because of his mobility, soft shooting touch and rim-protection ability.

Zhou, DraftExpress’ No. 26 prospect, led the Chinese Basketball Association in blocks per game and per minute this year, comfortably edging out former NBA players Samuel Dalembert, Greg Oden, Dominic McGuire and Jerome Jordan with 3.2 blocks in 34 minutes per game.

He also added 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds, shooting 60 percent from the field and 76% from the free-throw line. Read More



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