Zhou Qi, one of the great promises of Chinese basketball in the last five years, will continue his professional career by leaving his native country to join the South East Melbourne Phoenix of the Australian NBL; reports Marc Stein from The New York Times.
At 25, far away is that moment of 2017, when he signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets, in which it seemed that Zhou Qi could make a career in the NBA. With the Texas franchise he played only 19 games to average 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds before being cut in December 2018.
It was in August 2019 when he returned to China joining the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, a team with which he has played the last two seasons. In addition, he was present at the 2019 World Cup to play five games with an average of 9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per night.
Returning to the present, in his new team he will meet a group of players who, like him, have passed through the NBA. To be exact we are talking about Ryan Broekhoff, Mitch Creek and Xavier Munford.
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