Domineering! The 16-year-old mixed-race Chinese player confesses that the Chinese men's basketball team: I can't wait to bring back the gold medal for the great motherland
News on October 1, a few days ago, 16-year-old Sino-American mixed race young player Jacob Zhu took the initiative to express his hope to join the Chinese men's basketball team and represent the Chinese team in the U17 World Cup. In an interview, Jacob Zhu said he hopes to help his great country bring back the gold medal.
In the recently concluded men's basketball World Cup, the Chinese men's basketball team with naturalized player Li Kaier still hated the northwest, losing 1-4 and missing the 2024 Paris Olympics.
However, from the perspective of the trend of world basketball development, the Chinese men's basketball team is not that it should not be naturalized, but the naturalized players are not strong enough to completely reverse the weakness of the men's basketball team.
A few days ago, a 16-year-old American mixed-race player, Jacob Zhu, aroused interest. Jacob Zhu was born on July 29, 2007, a player in the class of 2026, currently studying at Devyne Stevens Academy, playing as a guard, 180cm tall, good at ball control and three-point shooting.
He has received offers from three NCAA D1s at Georgia Tech, the University of Central Florida, and Macon University. The style of play is very similar to Guangdong foreign aid Waters.
A few days ago, American youth blogger Biscuit-time and NBA draft blogger DrLaymon interviewed Jacob Zhu and talked about the topics that some netizens are concerned about.
Jacob Zhu's father is known to be Chinese and his mother Jamaican, but the family is currently U.S. citizens.
Jacob Zhu revealed that his father is from Fuyang, Anhui, China, and came to the United States from China at the age of 18, and can be said to be fluent in Chinese. His grandmother still lives in China. Jacob Zhu hasn't been to China yet, but he's eager to come back. Between the ages of 4 and 13, he took Mandarin classes and was able to speak some Chinese. His Chinese name is Zhu Zhen.
Jacob Zhu said that he is now a U.S. citizen, but hopes to obtain Chinese nationality by the end of 2023 so that he can represent the Chinese team in the future. He said he was in contact with many quality universities, the University of Florida, Auburn, Penn State, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia.
Talking about what he wants to say to Chinese netizens, Jacob Zhu said, "I can't wait to meet you, representing this great country!" Also bring back the gold medal. ”
In this regard, netizens said one after another, "At such a young age, I understand that I must come to China and have unlimited money."
"At such a young age, I understand that I must come to the country and the money is immeasurable"
"The key is that I don't understand how the level is, if you really play well, then welcome to make money, you can't shout slogans at any level to make money."
"What are you waiting for, the basketball association hurry up and act!"
"What the Chinese men's basketball team needs is this type of guard, and the basketball association should hurry up and take action."