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Yi's Emerging Skill: English

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A lot was made this summer of Yi Jianlian's physical development--what Chinese media called the "Muscle Devil" phenomenon. But that wasn't all Yi focused on. Hoopsworld reports Yi's English skills have improved. "It's noticeable," says Keyon Dooling, adding that the improvement, along with Kiki Vandeweghe's confidence in him, is helping Yi's game. The coach adds it's all part of Yi enjoying himself.