Beijing forward Zhai makes CBA history with multifaceted skills

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BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) — China’s national small forward Zhai Xiaochuan became the first active domestic player to make it into the top 100 in seven different statistical categories as the Beijing Ducks secured a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) playoffs berth.

Zhai made his 325th three-pointer in Beijing’s 91-64 rout of the Jilin Northeast Tigers on Friday to achieve the feat.

He currently has 4,534 points, 2,148 rebounds, 589 assists, 380 steals, 134 blocks, 38 double-doubles and 325 three pointers made under his name.

Zhai is also the ninth player in CBA history to register such a balanced stat line, after Lester Hudson, Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer, Mike Harris, Dominique Jones, Du Feng, Mo Ke and Jamaal Franklin.

Zhai has averaged 14.9 points, 6.7 boards and 2.8 assists in 37 games this season. Enditem

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