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Yao Ming
     

Yao Ming

by Matt Doeden
 

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most dominant big men in the NBA today. After leading his Chinese team to a championship in 2002, Yao was the top pick of the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. His arrival in the United

Overview

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most dominant big men in the NBA today. After leading his Chinese team to a championship in 2002, Yao was the top pick of the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. His arrival in the United States has helped to break down cultural barriers and has made Yao one of the most recognized athletes in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761342274
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Sports Heroes and Legends Series
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a writer and editor who lives in New Prague, Minnesota. After earning degrees in journalism and psychology from Minnesota State University-Mankato, he began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent nearly a decade writing and editing high-interest nonfiction, with more than fifty titles to his name on topics that range from extreme sports to military equipment to graphic novels. His titles include Tiger Woods, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,Lance Armstrong,Crazy Cars and Lowriders.

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