Olympics: Max Zhang on China roster

With a nod to a Tweet from Cal A.D. Sandy Barbour, news that Max Zhang is on China’s Olympic basketball roster.

You’ll see him listed below under his formal name, Zhaoxu Zhang, but it’s Max, one of the more popular Cal players in recent years.

This is the happy ending for Zhang following his sudden departure from Berkeley on the eve of the 2010-11 season. The 7-foot-2 center was signed to a pro contract in China at the time after playing on a second-level national team in his homeland — and the undercurrent was the decision was not his alone.

China opens Olympic play a week from Sunday against powerhouse Spain.

China Men’s Basketball Olympics Roster

  • Ailun Guo – SF
  • Fangyu Zhu – SF
  • Jianghua Chen – PG
  • Jianlian Yi – PF
  • Jinhui Ding – PF
  • Li Yi – SF
  • Peng Zhou – PF
  • Shipeng Wang – SG
  • Xiaoxu Li – PF
  • Wei Liu – PG
  • Yue Sun – SF
  • Zhizhi Wang – C
  • Zhaoxu Zhang – C

China coach Bob DONEWALD Jr.

Source: fiba

Jeff Faraudo