Ball in hand, Sun, 21, muscles his 350-pound frame into training partner Dshamal Schoetz, a 7-footer who played at Greensboro College who is nearly nine inches shorter. Sun pivots and places the ball firmly into the hoop. Swish.
Sun, who is from Harbin, China, is training in Greensboro for a shot at the NBA. His agent, Charles Bonsignore, paired the prospect up with former client and former professional basketball player Keith Gatlin. Gatlin, a managing partner with 334 Sports, a local firm that trains athletes, has worked with Sun for about five weeks.
"With his size, that intrigues everybody," Gatlin said. "He can really shoot the ball to be that size. The challenge for him now is to get mobile, to get up and down the court." ------------------
Yikes. I sure hope he gets drafted.
(edited by Kawshen on 27.4.05 2049)
"The way I feel right now, I'd trade my mother if the right deal came along." -- Isiah Thomas.
Yeah, while Yao might be good, and we all know about Shaq, how about the guy who got bitch-dunked on by T-Mac that plays for Dallas. Sin't he taller than Yao? And what about Manute Bol, he was 7'6". He was a great shot blocker and even had a few nice 3-pointers but I don't think he as really a superstar by any stretch. I don't see this kid being a factor for many years if ever.
Actually, Manute Bol was 7'7", as was Gheorghe Muresan. Those two hold the record for tallest player in the NBA, and yeah, they both pretty well sucked, although Muresan at least made a solid backup and even won the Most Improved Player award once.
Right now, theyre showing a Spirit of St Louis with Bob Costas doing pxp. Later, they're showing the 1976 All-Star Game and a couple other games, and I think a documentary, hopefully based on Terry Pluto's book LOOSE BALLS.