China
FIBA Rank: 14
Group: D
Qualified: Gold at 2005 FIBA Asia Championship
FIBA Team Page
2006 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEAM PAGES
GROUP A GROUP B
Argentina
France
Lebanon
Nigeria
Serbia & Mont.
Venezuela
Angola
Germany
Japan
New Zealand
Panama
Spain
GROUP C GROUP D
Australia
Brazil
Greece
Lithuania
Qatar
Turkey
China
Italy
Puerto Rico
Senegal
Slovenia
USA

Yao has recovered from his broken foot and is ready for the world.
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CHINA TEAM PREVIEW
7-1 forward Wang Zhizhi, who played parts of five seasons in the NBA, is back with the Chinese National Team after a four-year absence and will help take the pressure off of Yao Ming.
Best of the Rest Preview

NBA PLAYERS
Yao Ming

PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
August 19: China vs. Italy
August 20: China vs. USA
6:30 a.m. ET, on ESPN
August 22: China vs. Puerto Rico
4 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
August 23: China vs. Senegal
August 24: China vs. Slovenia
4 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
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HISTORY
Medals: None
Best Finish: Eighth in 1994