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Zhang Ziyu Rumors

Fourteen-year-old Zhang Ziyu has taken the internet by storm in a viral video of her playing basketball, towering over her teammates. The 7-foot-4 prodigy from East China’s Shandong Province became a trending topic Thursday as she helped her team win a title during a competition held in Jingzhou, scoring 42 points, with 25 rebounds and six blocks. Zhang quickly drew comparisons to former NBA star and Chinese basketball player Yao Ming, who is 7-foot-6. According to the Global Times, Zhang was 5-foot-2 when she was in the first grade and 6-foot-9 by the sixth grade.