Yi Jianlian Becomes the Spokesperson of Acadsoc

Acadsoc, an online children’s English education platform, announced in Shenzhen that it has signed a contract with Yi Jianlian, a famous international athlete and Chinese sports leader, as their brand spokesman.

As a symbol of the Chinese basketball industry, Yi Jianlian has not only led his team to win the CBA championship many times since he started his basketball career at the age of 12, but he also was elected as the best rookie in the NBA. He is internationally recognized as an excellent basketball player, and has become a role model for young people all over the world.

Besides focusing on his own career, Yi Jianlian also devotes a lot of time and energy to his children’s education. Yi Jianlian is well aware that language must be passed before entering the international stage. He believes that the online foreign teachers and immersive learning environment advocated by akaso are conducive to the rapid improvement of English ability.

Who is Yi Jianlian?

Yi Jianlian (simplified Chinese: 易建联; traditional Chinese: 易建聯; pinyin: Yì Jiànlián [î tɕjɛ̂nljɛ̌n]; born October 27, 1987) is a Chinese professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He has also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks.

Yi joined the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2002–03 CBA season, and subsequently won the CBA Rookie of the Year award. In his first five years with Guangdong, the team won three CBA titles. In the 2007 NBA draft, he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the sixth overall pick. Initially, Yi declined to sign with Milwaukee for several months before agreeing to a contract with them on 29 August 2007. He later played for three other NBA teams until returning to the Guangdong Southern Tigers in 2012.

Yi also plays for the Chinese national team, having represented his country at the Olympics in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, as well as the 2006 and 2010 FIBA World Championships. Yi played in the 2004 Olympics at age 19