CUBA has only delivered 1% of the draft to CBA for more than ten years or built a bridge

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CUBAhasonlydelivered1%ofthedrafttoCBAformorethantenyearsorbuiltabridge
Thedraftisabridgebetweeneducationandsports.Inthefuture,studentplayerswillhavemoreopportunitiestomovefromcollegebasketballtoprofessionalarenas.  Goingtocollegeismydream,playingbasketballismydream,andCUBA(ChinaUniversityBasketballLeague)iswheremydreamcomestrue.ThesloganCUBAshoutedbackthenstillinspiresthepassionofbasketballteenagers.  Thistournament,whichwasfoundedin1996,andtheCUBS(ChinaUniversityBasketballSuperLeague)establishedin2004jointlybuiltacompetitionplatformforcollegebasketball.Whileenrichingcollegestudents’stylelife,italsoshoulderstheimportanttaskoftrainingbackuptalentsforChinesebasketball.  However,inthepasttenyears,therearefiguresshowingthattheproportionofCUBAtalentstotheCBA(ChinaMen’sBasketballProfessionalLeague)isnotmorethan1%.ExceptforsomeprofessionalplayersregisteredwiththeBasketballAssociation,therearefewpeoplewhostepontheprofessionalarena.AdirectreasonisthatCBA’slong-termrankingofNBA(AmericanMen’sBasketballProfessionalLeague)andNCAA(AmericanCollegeBasketballLeague)styledraftsystem.  Thissituationmaysoonbechanged:AccordingtodocumentsrecentlyannouncedbytheChineseBasketballAssociation,collegestudentscanparticipateintheCBAandWCBA(ChineseWomen’sBasketballLeague)draft.  AsCBAplayerZengLingxusaid,collegestudentplayerswillhavetheopportunitytoshowtheirabilitiesinfrontofCBAclubsandcoaches,sothechancesofbeingcalledwillbemuchgreater.ZengLingxuwasabletoenterCBAfromCUBApreciselybecauseofhisoutstandingperformanceintheexchangegamerepresentingtheTsinghuaUniversityteamandtheFoshanMen’sBasketballTeam.  Butitmustalsobeadmittedthatthedraftisabridgebetweenthetwosystemsofeducationandsports,butitdoesnotmeanthatthestudentplayerswillembarkonasmoothjourney.ThedraftsystemwasactuallytriedoutintheNBL(NationalMen’sBasketballLeague),butitledtotheemergenceofcollegebasketballplayerswhoarestilldifficulttomass-produce.Thepeersofseveralprofessionalteams,studentplayerslacksystematicandscientificprofessionaltraining,anditisdifficulttoobtaineffectiveprotectioninlogisticssuchasdietandvenues.Thepracticalconsiderationswhenchoosingemploymentareevenmoredifficulttointerpret.  Thelong-termfragmentationmakesitimpossibletoreconnecttheeducationsystemandthesportssystemovernight.Eventhedraftsystemitselfneedstobeintegratedwithrealityandtheintroductionofsupportingmechanisms.Butatleastfornow,thesuccessofHeTianjufromCUBS,GuQuanandHanDejunfromCUBA,etc.inCBA,therewillalwaysbepeoplewhoarefullofhopeforthedraft;moreandmoreretiredplayersareenteringcollegesanduniversitiestoserveasteachingposts,andsomepeopleareontheoveralllevelofthestudentarmy.Withconfidence.  Maywishtohopeforthefuture.Justlikesomeonesaidatthebeginningofthisseason:Thisyearisthe17thyearofCUBA.Nooneisalways17yearsold,buttherearealways17-year-oldpeople.Aslongasyoupersevere,collegebasketballwilleventuallyholdupthedreamofyouth;aslongasthepeoplewithdreamsgoforwardandsucceed,thecornerstoneofChinesebasketballwillbecomemorecontagious.