Yao Ming to study in university:agent

Updated: 2011-09-26 22:48


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SHANGHAI - Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will study in the prestigious Shanghai Jiaotong University from October, his agent Zhang Mingji said here on Monday.

Zhang said that Yao has not decided his major but the university will choose special teachers and give the super star lessons on a one-to-one basis.

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Retired NBA star Yao Ming may "go back to school and get very fundamental study" at one of China's most prestigious universities this fall.

"I'm thinking about going back to school this fall," the towering former Houston Rockets center told US sports writer Graham Bensinger during an exclusive interview in Shanghai.

Yao, who announced to retire from basketball on July 20, said earlier that he had been considering going back to school this fall but did not reveal which school he will choose.

"He is sure to go to Shanghai Jiaotong University in October," Zhang said. "But he has not made up his mind which major he will choose."

Reports said earlier that Yao will major in financial management but Zhang said those are just "speculations."

"Yao has always been learning after retirement," Zhang said. "He has never stopped learning."

Zhang said Yao has thought about having lessons with ordinary students, but this possibility was ruled out because he is worried that his appearance will affect other students.

Zhang added that Yao, like each student in the university, will receive his degree after getting credit and passing necessary examinations.