CBA All-Star Game: Starting Line Up Announced- Liu, Zhang, Harris Fail To Make The Cut

So there was no change from my earlier post on Sunday concerning the CBA All-Star balloting. The final results were announced yesterday and the names I mentioned then remain as the starters, meaning that none of the nominated Sharks players (Liu Wei, Zhang Zhaoxu and Mike Harris) got through. Stephon Marbury and JR Smith have made their respective divisional teams while the popular Wang Zhizhi, who retires this season after the 2012 Olympics, tops the voting and will go to his seventh CBA All-Star game (he previously made it in 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011) . Overall, 1,072,858 votes were cast according to the official CBA website.

South

Guards:
Wang Shipeng (Guangdong Tigers): 12.2ppg/2.6rpg/1.8apg (415,468 votes)
JR Smith (Zhejiang Bulls):35.5ppg/7.2rpg, 4.3apg (418, 183 votes)

Forwards:
Zhu Fangyu (Guangdong Tigers): 12.ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8apg (444,258 votes)
Ding Jinhui (Zhejiang Bulls): 10.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.8apg (405,198 votes)

Centre:
Wang Zhizhi (Bayi Rockets): 17ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.7rpg (814 670 votes)

North

Guards:
Stephon Marbury (Beijing Ducks):24.8ppg, 5.6 rpg, 6.6apg (592,629 votes)
Yang Ming (Liaoning Jaquars): 12.3 ppg, 3.9rpg, 6.2apg (521,580 votes)

Forwards
Li Xiaoxu (Liaoning Jaquars): 10.6ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1apg (749 716)
Zhang Nan (Tianjin Lions): 17.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg (621 255 votes)

Centre
Mengke Bateer (Xinjiang Tigers): 9.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 4.8 apg (705 015 votes)

The benches have yet to be announced (as far as I can tell) so Zhang and Liu might still make the overall team, while Harris would be a longer shot considering the quality of international players also vying for a spot from the Southern Division (Guangsha’s Wilson Chandler and Fujian’s Zaid Abbas to name but two). It would be a shame not to see a Shark get an All-Star call considering the success had by a team that many wrote off at the start of the season but thems be the breaks…

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