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<  Yi Jianlian and other Asian NBA players  ~  The Next Chinese Giant to Play in NCAA ~ Xu Tao !!!!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:41 pm
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Shandong provincial sports bureau could be p!$$ed that they kept losing their Big Men to USA. First Max Zhang Zhaoxu a few years ago, and now Xu Tao !!!

YES !!!! Xu Tao is now in USA
studying and playing for Haverford School in Pennsylvania, and will move on for NCAA next year (??), with scholarship offers from Georgetown and Utah already and maybe others coming depending on his academic and basketball performance on the court.

He could be the BIGGEST NAME got recruited from China so far !!!

Hope he does well in NCAA in future !!!


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http://www.maxpreps.com/news/NgJdCgBaEe ... tao-xu.htm

Haverford School welcomes
6-foot-11 Tao Xu


[size=109]Chinese Under-19 national team center
will be playing in U.S. this winter.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

By: Joseph Santoliquito
MaxPreps.com


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The first glimpse of him in the Haverford School (Haverford, PA) gym stirred chants of "Tao, Tao, Tao." Some among the group of boys tossing around a volleyball after school weren't exactly that familiar with Tao Xu (pronounced Towel Zoo). So they gaped at him with wide eyes, while those who have seen him around the last few days in the halls of the prestigious all-boys' high-academic prep school pointed and playfully continued chanting his name, "Tao, Tao, Tao."

Xu politely smiled and reluctantly lifted his large right hand to casually wave at his new classmates. He's still getting used to all of this, this new attention from all these new curious faces in his new world. In Qingdao City, China, where Xu grew up, he became accustomed to the upward looks and the inquisitive stares. He's a genial giant with spiked black hair, an easy smile, a great sense of humor, and a dream to master American basketball.

[color=red][b]Before he formally set foot in the United States, the 6-foot-11, 264-pound member of the Chinese Under-19 National Team has already received scholarship offers from Georgetown and Utah


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm
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Any rumors of money exchange?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:27 pm
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Video of Xu Tao with Chinese Junior National Team:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGuPCAkEM6c

Video of Xu Tao with Haverford:

http://vimeo.com/33362977

http://www.haverford.org/news/detail.as ... oduleid=22


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:27 pm
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DarknessFalls wrote:
Any rumors of money exchange?



Well, there is alot of stories floating around. Hope they're not TRUE. But DEFINITELY something's WRONG about Xu Tao having A grades in Biology and Physics on his transcript. Personally can't believe Xu Tao had gone through regular education in China as a basketballer out from the State system/sports academy.


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Xu already has a nickname at Haverford, Tao Ming. Fairfax liked the reasons Xu wanted to attend Haverfordl, for the academics and the cultural experience. Fairfax laughs at a variety of stories that have floated around Philadelphia as to how Haverford landed Xu, one that says the school paid a six-figure sum to a roving scout to roam the Chinese countryside.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:36 pm
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http://haverford.patch.com/articles/hav ... to-8579630

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December 1st, 2011

There was a stir among the larger-than-usual crowd for a Haverford School
season opener. Then he walked on the court, and the answer came: They were there out of curiosity to see Tao Xu, the 6-foot-11, 265-pound transfer student from China. Instead, what the crowd saw was quite possibly the best Haverford School team in decades.

The Fords led from start to finish in their season opener, putting a hurting on New Beginnings, a charter school from Chester, 83-56, Wednesday afternoon. Haverford School was led by senior Zach Thomas, who dropped in a game-high 23 and sophomore Eric Anderson chipped in with 19. Xu finished with two points and two rebounds, but he magnetized every onlooker each time he ran up and down the court.

Including one area high school basketball fixture, Norm Eavenson, a veteran scout for decades for the All-Star Scouting Service.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:40 pm
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The recaps on their site shows in 3 different games he had 12 points, 6 points, and 12 points.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:48 pm
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he seems to have a good lower base with solid legs, def not the skinny mold. Was he a relative unknown back in china or is this considered a coup by the american school?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:30 pm
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hezudao wrote:
he seems to have a good lower base with solid legs, def not the skinny mold. Was he a relative unknown back in china or is this considered a coup by the american school?


Well Xu Tao was NOT a virtual unknown back in China. He had been a national team player for U17, U18 and U19 for years.

Xu Tao was the starting centre for the U17
BEFORE Wang Zhelin appeared onto the scene, and after Wang Zhelin became the starting centre in the junior national team, Xu Tao had since been Wang's major back-up.

Actually, this news of Xu Tao ALREADY in USA and studying came as somewhat TOTAL SURPRISE to me, cos in the off season and the beginning of this new CBA season, there were reports that Xu Tao together with another 2 young players Yang Yue and Ding Yan Yuhang had been registered and promoted to Shandong Kingston senior team to compete in CBA.

And then the next thing to happen is that Xu Tao is now in USA studying and playing for Haverford. :shock:


SO DEFINITELY A COUP by Haverford !!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:12 am
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alrite cool, thx for the info. He most likely isnt superstar material but good to know china may have a player in ncaa soon, nevertheless.


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