Career: Guangdong (China-CBA, 2000-08).
In 2000, Zhu Fangyu played in the CBA as a member of the Guangdong Hong Yuan basketball club. The next year, he became the small forward of the Chinese National Basketball Team at the age of 18. Zhu’s height is two meters and he is a tremendous leaper. He is very smart, a good defensive player and possesses solid basic skills. His three-pointers and offensive rebounds make life very difficult for those unlucky opponents who have to guard him. Zhu, who averaged 11.2 points per game at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, was this year voted as the CBA’s Most Valuable Player after leading Guangdong to the title. Some people were surprised at Zhu’s ability to shoot from long range this season but he wasn’t. "It's nothing strange," he said. "While I was playing in the reserve team (of Guangdong), I played on the interior all the time. I was quite tall at that time so there was no need to shoot from long range."