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Chinese development players join Bullets

Introducing Wang Tong and Yan Peng, new development players for the Brisbane Bullets. [ooyala code="RkcnMxNzE67D-KCRoWwveJ6mSGASin0f" player_id="d5b993422b3e4b5ebd61f9e19ca2a6a5" width="1920" height="1080" auto="true"] The Brisbane Bullets have extended their footprint beyond Australian shores this week, signing two development players from China. 21-year-old Power forward Wang Tong is 203cm and is known in the Chinese Basketball Association League for his explosiveness and dunks while 20-year-old Yan Peng also plays in the forward position and recently joined Tong in the Shanghai (Sharks) Oriental Basketball Club senior team. The NBL has made significant progress in recent months to expand on its collaboration with China while also streaming all games live into China each week via SINA Sports and Ali Sports digital networks. Brisbane Bullets General Manager Richard Clarke said the new development player arrangement in partnership with the Shanghai Sharks and their Assistant Coach, NBL legend Brian Goorjian, was an exciting new initiative. “Both Wang Tong and Yan Peng are exciting, talented young basketball players in China. To have them, and their home basketball Club, look at Australia as an opportunity to help them grow as players is exciting for Australian basketball.” “In the past America and generally college basketball, was considered the only place players looked at in order to improve their game. Now the NBL is showing we have the talent and the coaches to compete with the best leagues in the world.” “We also have a supportive Chinese population here in Brisbane who embrace those who come here and enable them to adjust to our way of life relatively easy.” Wang Tong 2010: Shanghai Youth Basketball Team 2010: Participated in Li Ning Basketball Training Camp 2012: Participated in Adidas Basketball Training Camp 2014: Nike Basketball Training Camp 2015 to Present - Shanghai Oriental Basketball Club Basketball Player   Sep. 2012-Jun. 2015: Shanghai Sports High School Sep.2016- Present: Shanghai Sports Institute Undergraduate Student   Yan Peng 2011: Youth Team of Shanghai Oriental Basketball Club 2012: First place of National Basketball Clubs U16 Competition 2015: National Youth Basketball Championship 2016: National Male Youth Championship August, 2016, Senior team - Shanghai Oriental Basketball Club September, 2012-July, 2015: Shanghai Sports High School September, 2016-present: Shanghai Sports Institute, Major of Athletic Training, Bachelor Degree    
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