He played one season with the Lakers before signing with the Charlotte Hornets. Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the league.He is also known for his public expression of his Christianity.He was one of 30 midseason candidates for the John R.
The last Ivy League player to play in the NBA was Yale's Chris Dudley in 2003, while the last Harvard player was Ed Smith in 1954. Diepenbrock said that NBA tryouts do not play five on five.
Lin acknowledged that the workouts were "one on one or two on two or three on three, and that's not where I excel.
"Most colleges start recruiting a guy in the first five minutes they see him because he runs really fast, jumps really high, does the quick, easy thing to evaluate," Walters said.
Lin added, "I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I'm not going to do anything that's extra flashy or freakishly athletic." In July 2005, then-Harvard assistant coach Bill Holden saw that Lin was 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall, which fit the physical attributes he was seeking, and he had a 4.2 grade point average in high school, which met Harvard's academic standards.
But Holden was initially unimpressed with Lin's on-court abilities, and told Lin's high school basketball coach, Peter Diepenbrock, that Lin was a "Division III player".
Later that week, Holden saw Lin playing in a much more competitive game, driving to the basket at every opportunity with the "instincts of a killer", and Lin became a top priority for him.
Lin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school.
After receiving no athletic scholarship offers, he attended Harvard University, where he was a three-time All-Conference player in the Ivy League.
is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).