BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese basketball players Li Meng and Sun Mengran, who were drafted by Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) clubs earlier this month, have announced they will not play in the WNBA this year after all.
After Chinese center Han Xu was selected by New York Liberty in this year's draft, the Bayi Kylin duo of Li and Sun were also courted by WNBA clubs. Li received a contract offer from Minnesota Lynx, while Sun was drafted by Atlanta Dream.
However, both players have instead decided against playing in the United States this year. They are preparing for the upcoming CISM Military World Games and the Olympic Games' qualifying tournament.
In October, the Chinese women's national basketball team will compete in the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, Hubei Province.