Judging through her stats, it seemed that Fang has undergone a seamless connection from university to the professional league. Still, the hopeful had something to say about the vast difference between the two leagues.
They call him El Maestro, and for good reason. Oscar Tabarez, a former school teacher, has been a coach, educator, mentor, strategist and father figure to generations of Uruguayan players since taking charge of the national team for the first time in 1988.
"We had a good start in each set, but in the second set, when one of the opponents left the court with an injury, I felt our players relaxed a bit mentally. Then I asked for a time out to prevent our team from losing ground. There is no doubt that we played well in the last two sets," said Tianjin head coach Wang Baoquan.
"I have to improve my control of the game in crunch time," Fang admitted. "It requires time, and I cannot worry about it too much. For every game, I have to prepare well beforehand and draw some experience after it to march forward, step by step."
Her former teammate in Beijing, Shi Xiufeng, showed an eagerness to return to court.
Wuhan and Jiangsu will vie for the league championship on this Sunday. Enditem
Facing Tianjin, Jiangsu set the tone in the first quarter with a 29-7 run, letting its reserves finish off a 106-59 win.
He has also maintained Wolverhampton forward, Adama Traore in his squad, despite the striker, who was born close to Barcelona, also being called up by his parents' homeland, Mali.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's national team center, Li Yueru, displayed her offensive dominance as title favorite Inner Mongolia trounced Hebei 103-59 to kick off the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season here on Friday.
"We played great in the first half, but after bench players came in, they suffered a bit and failed to maintain the level on both ends," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Shooting 45.8 percent from 3-point range, Zhejiang sailed past Dongguan 84-68 in Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Saturday.