Guangzhou Loong Lions

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Guangzhou Loong Lions
广州龙狮
Guangzhou Loong Lions 广州龙狮 logo
LeagueCBA
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
HistoryShaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
(2000–2010)
Foshan Dralions
(2010–2014)
Foshan Long-Lions
(2014–2016)
Guangzhou Long-Lions
(2016–2019)
Guangzhou Loong Lions
(2019–present)
ArenaTianhe Gymnasium
Capacity7,600
LocationGuangzhou, Guangdong, China
Team colorsRed, Navy, White
              
Head coachJuan Antonio Orenga
Website[1]
Guangzhou Loong Lions
Traditional Chinese時代中國廣州龍獅籃球隊
Simplified Chinese时代中国广州龙狮篮球队
Guangzhou Long Lions
Traditional Chinese廣州龍獅
Simplified Chinese广州龙狮

The Guangzhou Loong Lions (simplified Chinese: 广州龙狮; traditional Chinese: 廣州龍獅; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Lóng Shī) are a Chinese professional basketball team based in Guangzhou, Guangdong. They play in the Southern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

History[edit]

The team was founded in November 2000 as Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins by the Xi'an Dongsheng Group. In August 2001, they won the "B" league championship, and were promoted to the CBA. In the 2004–05 season, the Shaanxi Kylins finished in fifth place in the North Division, and were out of the playoffs. In 2005–06, they finished sixth, and were once again out of the playoffs. The team was scheduled to participate in the 2008 season of the International Basketball League (IBL). They were replaced by the Shanxi Brave Dragons.

In 2010, the Shaanxi Kylins moved from Xi'an to Foshan, and renamed themselves the Foshan Dralions. The club opted to start rendering its English name as "Long-Lions" rather than "Dralions" before the start of the 2014–15 season.

In 2016, the Foshan Long-Lions moved from Foshan to Guangzhou, and renamed themselves the Guangzhou Long-Lions.[1] In 2017, the Nanhai Long-Lions were founded as the affiliate team. The team competes in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).[2]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Guangzhou Loong Lions roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 2 Chinese Taipei Chen Ying-chun 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
F 3 China Shi Jun 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
F 5 United States Marreese Speights 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 116 kg (256 lb)
C 6 China Zhang Xiaolei 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F 7 China Gu Yuezhuo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
F 8 China Ju Mingxin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
G 9 China Luo Xudong 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
F 10 China Zhu Xuhang 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
C 13 China Fan Ziming 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
F 14 China Guo Kai 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 15 Chinese Taipei Hu Long-mao 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G 18 United States Kyle Fogg 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
G 21 China Heng Yifeng 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
G 23 China Zhang Fan 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 25 China Liu Zihao 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
F 32 China Wang Yue 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
C 50 China Zheng Zhun 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Ding Wei

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: January 4, 2019

Games against NBA teams[edit]

On 2 October 2017, the team played a pre-season game with the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena, which made them the second CBA club to play against the National Basketball Association club.[3]

2 October 2017
Guangzhou Long-Lions China 96–126 United States Washington Wizards
12 October 2018
Guangzhou Long-Lions China 111–140 United States Washington Wizards
8 October 2019
Guangzhou Loong Lions China 86–144 United States Philadelphia 76ers

Affiliates[edit]

References[edit]

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