Key Factors on Talent Development of Expertise Basketball Players in China

José Ramón Bonal, Alberto Lorenzo, Sergio Lorenzo Jimenez


The aim of this investigation was to explore what are the key factors on Chinese elite basketball player’s careers, and understand what facts have helped them to achieve the highest sportive level. The pathway to excellence of three Chinese elite basketball players were analyzed through a semi structured interview with different categories such as Social Context, Sport Context, Tactical Factors or Anthropometric Factors. Results showed that ¨family tradition”, academic studies, coaches, training structuration and international competitions had influenced the talent development of Chinese basketball players.


Talent development; Basketball; China; Expertise

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