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Chinese center Han Xu selected by New York Liberty in WNBA draft 2019

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China's basketball player Han Xu poses for a photo before the 2019 WNBA women's basketball draft in New York, the United States, April 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

NEW YORK, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese center Han Xu, 19, was selected by New York Liberty in the WNBA draft 2019 here on Wednesday.

Han, 2.07m, was chosen in the second round, the 14th pick overall.

She became the second Chinese female basketball player joining WNBA through draft, following Zheng Haixia, also a center, who picked by the Los Angeles Sparks in the second round (16th overall) in the inaugural draft on February 27, 1997.

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