By Niki Bakouli/ email@example.com
According to “Prasini” newspaper (owned by Panathinaikos’ owner), Guo Ailun is about to become the first Chinese player who will play in Euroleague. The Greens’ negotiations with the 18-year old shooting guard (last season he played for Liaoning Dinosaurs at CBA and in 30 games he had 8.6 points, 2 rebounds and 3.2 assists, in 21 minutes per game), seems to be at their final stage and they were first reported by encestando.es.
Now let’s see what his father had to say about this transfer. He talked to sports.sohu.com, about his son’s possible move to Panathinaikos and he said: “Europe might be more suitable to my son’s abilities, since he can play defense and he know how to run in offense, but his team at the CBA needs him, right now. Maybe after 2-3 years, if the opportunity arises, he will go to Europe, to learn more about his game and to prove who he is. But next season he will play for Liaoning Dinosaurs, cause he is not ready yet for Europe”.
Guo Ailun is the nephew of Liaoning ex-head coach, Guo Shiqiang, who played point guard for the Chinese National Team from 1999 to 2005.