Liu Chuanxing has signed on as a foundation player with the Bay Area Dragons in the East Asia Super League after leaving his mark in Australia, where he was known as Big Liu.
A 2.25-meter (7-foot-5), 22-year-old center for China’s national team, Liu was among the first 10 players signed for the new Dragons franchise that will represent Greater China in the EASL but will be based in Manila in Season 1 and also compete in the Philippines league.
“We’re building this team to be competitive right off the bat,” Dragons head coach Brian Goorjian said in a statement Wednesday. “Ultimately our goal is to win games and establish a strong culture that will allow the players to excel and sharpen their skills against the best competition the region has to offer.”
The eight-team, pan-regional EASL will launch in October and feature the winners and runners-up…