|Team: Bayi, International|
H: 6' 4"|
W: 190 lbs
(22 Years Old)
Current: SG |
Hometown: Jilin, China
-Saw time at both point guard and shooting guard
-Effective in transition
-Can shoot the ball with feet set
-Nice basketball IQ
-Solid court vision
-Only 17 years old
-Struggles to finish through contact at rim
-Inconsistent shooter, particularly off the dribble
-Needs to get stronger
After a nice showing at the adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles last summer, Delong had another strong international performance here in Istanbul, doing a little bit of everything alongside super-scorer Gao Shang. If his age is legit, and he continues to develop accordingly, he could be a very intriguing prospect for the Chinese national team down the road.
Forced to shoulder major minutes at the point on a team sorely lacking primary ball-handlers, 6-5 Han Delong did a nice job showing off his talent in a featured role. A smooth, quick guard with nice length but a very skinny frame, Han will have good tools for his position if his body fills out over the next few years.
A solid ball-handler, passer and slasher, he does a good job creating offense for both himself and his teammates in the half-court. He's got a nice demeanor and a good feel for the game, seeing the court well and not looking as out of control as many players his age often do. Unfortunately he's not much of a perimeter shooter at this stage, something he'll need to work on to reach his potential down the road.
Defensively is where Delong struggled the most at this event due to his skinny frame and poor fundamentals. He looked very upright in his stance trying to stay in front of quicker players.
Considering the lack of talent China has suffered from over the last few years at the guard positions, they'd do well to develop Delong in the future.