Jeremy Lin '10 Inks Deal with Beijing Ducks of Chinese Basketball Association

Jeremy Lin drives against the Orlando Magic
Jeremy Lin drives against the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Ron Turenne)

BEIJING, China – NBA veteran and former Harvard standout, Jeremy Lin '10 has found his next destination. After a nine-year career in the NBA, Lin has agreed to terms on a contract with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Lin most recently was a part of the Toronto Raptors title run, becoming the first Crimson athlete to win an NBA Finals ring. He averaged 7.0 points and 2.6 rebounds per game with the Raptors after signing with the team in late February. He also became the first Asian-American athlete to win an NBA title. 

Most known for his string of breakout performances in 2012 with the New York Knicks that earned him the nickname "Linsanity," Lin helped spark a seven-game win streak for the Knicks by recording at least 20 points, seven assists and one steal in each of his first five starts. Lin is only one of 15 NBA players since 1985-86 to record such a run.

Lin's journey quickly became one of the most talked about stories across the country. His popularity in the press and skills on the courts earned him a eight-figure contract with the Houston Rockets following the 2011-12 season. In two seasons with the Rockets, Lin averaged 13.0 points per game and started all 82 regular season games in 2012-13.

The 2010 Harvard graduate had one year stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets before signing a three-year, $38 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. Lin was a key starter for Brooklyn averaging 14.6 points per game while with the team.  

Lin is tied for fourth all-time in Ivy League history with nine years of NBA service. He ranks sixth all-time in scoring at Harvard with 1,483 points, and second in steals with 225.