Yao Ming Headed Back to School

by September 27, 2011
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Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is going back into the classroom. Now, he just needs to figure out what subject to study. From Fox Sports: “Chinese basketball hero Yao Ming is returning to school, three months after retiring from the game that made him a global star, the state Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing his agent. The former Houston Rockets player will attend Shanghai’s Jiaotong University, one of China’s most prestigious institutions, but has not yet decided what he will study, his agent Zhang Mingji said. But fellow students will not be sitting next to the towering 7-foot-6 (2.29m) Yao. The university will assign him special teachers for one-on-one sessions because he was worried his appearance in class would affect other students. ‘Yao has always been learning after retirement,’ Zhang said. ‘He has never stopped learning.’ Jiaotong, considered one of China’s top universities, is renowned for its science and engineering departments.”