Talk about the female version of Yao Ming, Han Xu is the talk of the town when it comes to the offense as well as defense in the WNBA. Han Xu is 6’ 10” and one of the tallest players in the WNBA history. Margo Dydek is the only player taller than Han Xu at 7’ 2”.
Han Xu is a Chinese basketball player born in 1999 and is a frontline player for the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Xu was drafted in 2019 in the second round of the drafts in the WNBA draft by Liberty. She made the headlines around the world as early as in her rookie season. She was the tallest WNBA player in her rookie season. When we analyze her career so far, the development and progress are astonishing. She is a star in the making.
Han Xu Career Progress
Han Xu came a long way from 2019 and made impressive progress in her game. Back in 2019, she played a total of 18 games with 7.9 minutes per game. Her field goal percentage amassed to 41.4%, while the 3 pointer percentage and free throw percentage reached 50%. She finished with points per game average of 3 in 2019.
However, in 2022, Han Xu’s average score increased by a mile with 54.5% in field goals, 46.2% in 3-pointers, and 80% in free throws. She attempted 99 field goals and converted 54 of them. The rebounding game also emerged strongly as she made 38 defensive rebounds as well as 57 total rebounds. With 10 steals and 11 blocks, she was a menace for the opposition team. She made a total of 135 points in 2022.
After being drafted in 2019 by Liberty, Han Xu missed the following two seasons due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, Xu’s team renewed her contract to keep her for the upcoming season. Han Xu was listed on the roster of the WNBA New York Liberty for the 2022 season. Despite her absence in the past two seasons, Han Xu is still a promising prospect as she honed her basketball skills while playing in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association. Her performance in WCBA was superb as she helped Shichuan Yuanda reach the finals.