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September 2016
14 Yuchen Zou (CHN)
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China roster set for Tehran

BEIJING (2016 FIBA Asia Challenge) - China coach Li Nan has settled on the 12-man roster for the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran (Iran) in September.

The roster includes a number of young and promising young talents such as Fan Ziming, Hu Jinqiu, Zhao Yanhao and Zou Yuchen, who recently represented China at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  

Returning to the national team is Tao Hanlin. The 25 year-old was one of the bright spots for China in Wuhan where he finished as the team's second top scorer with 12 points and 6 rebounds per game.

China 12-player roster for 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge

 Cui Jinming  He Tianju  Fang Shuo  Yuan Shuai
 Liu Zhixuan  Zou Yuchen  Fan Ziming  Zhao Yanhao
 Hu Jinqiu  Tao Hanlin  Zhao Dapeng Wu Qian

The East Asians will be looking to prove a point in Tehran following their poor showing in Rio.

China have never won the FIBA Asia Challenge, previously known as FIBA Asia Cup. They hosted the event two-years ago but failed to finish in the top three following a dramatic loss to the Philippines.

China are in Group A and will play 2008 edition Champions Jordan on the opening day of the tournament (9 September) before facing Kazakhstan two days later.

The top five teams in the FIBA Asia Challenge will earn for their respective sub-zones an extra berth in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup (formerly the FIBA Asia Championship).