Qi Lin

Updated on 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Country: China
Professional Team: Xinjiang
Classification: International ‘99
Birthdate: 8/31/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Good shooter, especially from deep
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid playmaker
Moves well off the ball on offense
Adequate defender
Above average athlete

Cons:
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
May struggle to get all the way to the basket
Needs to improve his rebounding
Gambles too much defensively
Not an elite athlete

Summary:
Qi Lin is an agile, skilled swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball.  He is having a good season overseas in China, and he is an unheralded prospect that can efficiently knock down shots on offense.  On the other hand, he will need to improve his rebounding and he can sometimes gamble too much defensively.  Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2021 draft.

Links:
Xinjiang Flying Tigers’ Wikipedia Bio
RealGM Profile
YouTube’s Highlights of 12/9/20 Xin Jiang-Liao Ning CBA Basketball Game via CGTN Sports Scene

Games Scouted:
7/7/20 Xinjiang vs. Jilin

4/27/21 Side Note:
On the American sites, he is regarded as Lin Qi, but on Xinjiang Flying Tigers’ wikipedia page, and YouTube videos through Chinese sources, he is regarded as Qi Lin. Traditionally in Chinese names, the family name goes first. Therefore, he will be known on this site as Qi Lin to keep it standardized. The article that we wrote on him will stay as before though, because we didn’t uncover that inconsistency up until now.

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