China men's national basketball team

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China China
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FIBA ranking27 Steady (18 November 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1974
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationCBA
CoachAleksandar Đorđević
Nickname(s)Team Dragon
Olympic Games
Appearances9
MedalsNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances10
MedalsNone
FIBA Asia Cup
Appearances22
MedalsGold Gold: (1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2015)
Silver Silver: (2009)
Bronze Bronze: (1985, 1997)
Asian Games
Appearances12
MedalsGold Gold: (1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2018)
Silver Silver: (1982, 2002)
Bronze Bronze: (1974)
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
FIBA Asia Cup 16 1 2
Asian Games 8 2 1
Total 24 3 3
China national basketball team
Traditional Chinese中國國家男子籃球隊
Simplified Chinese中国国家男子篮球队

The China men's national basketball team (nickname Team Dragon) represents the People's Republic of China in international basketball tournaments. The national team is governed by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[2] Based on the number of tournament titles, China is considered a major basketball powerhouse in Asia and has by far the most successful basketball program on the continent.

History[edit]

China has traditionally been the basketball powerhouse in Asia and won the FIBA Asia Cup 14 out of 16 times between 1975 and 2005. At the 1984 Summer Olympics basketball tournament, the Chinese made their debut, starting a streak of nine qualifications in a row.

Team China in 2008 Olympics.

At the 2000 Olympics, Li Nan had a noteworthy performance as he scored 25 points on 6 three-pointers in a win against Italy.[3]

The Chinese failed to defend its championship at the 2007 FIBA Asia Cup. This was due to the automatic berth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the host nation, thus, China sent its "U23"Team to the 2007 tournament and finished 10th[4] while its primary "A" team participated at the 2007 Stanković Cup which took place around the same time as the 2007 FIBA Asia Cup.

The team often struggled against top flight non-Asian competitors. However, in some cases, China refuted their critics and beat some the top European teams. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, China, coached by Del Harris, advanced to the final eight[5] after a 67–66 win over defending world champion Serbia and Montenegro.

At the 2006 FIBA World Cup, China, coached by Lithuanian Jonas Kazlauskas also advanced to the second round from Group D, earning two victories against Senegal and Slovenia in five group play matches before falling in the round of sixteen to the eventual silver medalists Greece, 95–64; the team's overall placing by the end of the tournament from amongst the twenty-four competing sides was fifteenth.[6]

In 2008, some questions surrounded whether the recently injured Yao Ming would still captain the squad. In mid-July, it was confirmed that he would still continue to be the captain.[7]

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Yao ended up as the third leading scorer of the competition with 20.7 points per game while also leading in rebounds with 9.3 per game. The game where Yao really made his mark was against New Zealand where he scored a tournament-high 39 points while also grabbing 13 rebounds, second most in a single game that year.[3]

In the following years, the Chinese faced major struggles with injuries. In 2008, a then NBA prospect Xu Yong was forced to end his career at the age of 19 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.[8] In December 2010, Yao was diagnosed with a stress fracture on his left ankle – the injury was related to the ankle sprain that he suffered earlier that year. Speculations arose whether China's basketball icon would ever be able to play again.[9]

When Yao's retirement was finally announced in July 2011[10] it was considered a big blow to the national team, whose success had largely depended on him for many years. Yet, critics were optimistic that China would continue to improve on its international performances.[11] In 2016, a new era of Chinese stars would begin to form, as NBA draftees in Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin would gain considerable amounts of attention for their successes in China.[12][13]

At the 2012 Olympics, it was Yi Jianlian who stepped up by averaging 14.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, highlighted by a 30-point, 12-rebound game against Spain to start the tournament.[3]

In 2018, the team was invited to play at the 2018 NBA Summer League.[14] They played a total of 5 games and won 1.

China hosted the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup which automatically qualified the team.[15][16]

2023 World Cup qualification[edit]

In November 2021, China announced its 16-player squad for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification. The Guangdong Southern Tigers and the Liaoning Flying Leopards, the finalists of the 2020–21 Chinese Basketball Association season, contributed most as each team had four players called up.[17]

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1984 10 Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics United States Los Angeles
1988 11 Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics South Korea Seoul
1992 12 Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics Spain Barcelona
1996 8 Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics United States Atlanta
2000 10 Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics Australia Sydney
2004 8 Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics Greece Athens
2008 8 Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics China Beijing
2012 12 Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics United Kingdom London
2016 12 Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Brazil Rio de Janeiro
2020 Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Japan Tokyo

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1978 11 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines Philippines
1982 12 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia Colombia
1986 9 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain Spain
1990 14 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina Argentina
1994 8 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada Canada
1998 1998 FIBA World Championship Greece Greece
2002 12 2002 FIBA World Championship United States United States
2006 9 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
Japan
2010 16 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey Turkey
2014 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Spain Spain
2019 24 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China China
2023 Qualified 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Philippines Philippines
Japan Japan
Indonesia Indonesia

FIBA Asia Cup[edit]

Year Position Pld W L
Philippines 1960 Not a FIBA member
Taiwan 1963
Malaysia 1965
South Korea 1967
Thailand 1969
Japan 1971
Philippines 1973
Thailand 1975 Champions 9 9 0
Malaysia 1977 Champions 9 9 0
Japan 1979 Champions 7 7 0
India 1981 Champions 7 7 0
Hong Kong 1983 Champions 7 7 0
Malaysia 1985 3rd place 5 3 2
Thailand 1987 Champions 8 8 0
China 1989 Champions 8 8 0
Japan 1991 Champions 9 9 0
Indonesia 1993 Champions 7 6 1
South Korea 1995 Champions 9 9 0
Saudi Arabia 1997 3rd place 8 7 1
Japan 1999 Champions 7 7 0
China 2001 Champions 8 8 0
China 2003 Champions 8 8 0
Qatar 2005 Champions 8 8 0
Japan 2007 10th place 7 3 4
China 2009 Runners-up 9 8 1
China 2011 Champions 9 9 0
Philippines 2013 5th place 9 6 3
China 2015 Champions 9 9 0
Lebanon 2017 5th place 7 5 2
Indonesia 2022 8th place 5 3 2
Total 23/30 179 163 16

FIBA Asia Challenge[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

East Asian Basketball Championship[edit]

East Asian Games[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2020 FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.[18]

China men's national basketball team - 2020 FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 2 Xu Jie 21 – (2000-01-16)January 16, 2000 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
G 3 Hu Mingxuan 23 – (1998-03-10)March 10, 1998 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
G 4 Zhao Jiwei 25 – (1995-08-25)August 25, 1995 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
F 8 Zhang Zhenlin 22 – (1999-01-28)January 28, 1999 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
F 10 Zhou Peng 31 – (1989-10-11)October 11, 1989 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
C 12 Ren Junfei 31 – (1990-04-02)April 2, 1990 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
C 13 Liu Chuanxing 21 – (1999-07-30)July 30, 1999 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) Brisbane Bullets Australia
C 14 Shen Zijie 23 – (1997-09-03)September 3, 1997 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Shenzhen Aviators China
C 15 Zhou Qi 25 – (1996-01-16)January 16, 1996 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) South East Melbourne Phoenix Australia
G 16 Lu Wenbo 23 – (1997-08-04)August 4, 1997 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Zhejiang Golden Bulls China
C 21 Wang Shaojie 24 – (1996-09-17)September 17, 1996 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Beijing Royal Fighters China
G 33 Wu Qian 26 – (1994-07-07)July 7, 1994 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Zhejiang Golden Bulls China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 29 June 2021

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Zhou Qi Shen Zijie
PF Hu Jinqiu Yi Jianlian
SF Zhang Zhenlin Ding Yanyuhang Fanbo Zeng
SG Hu Mingxuan Zhu Mingzhen
PG Guo Ailun Zhao Rui Xu Jie

Past rosters[edit]

Historic rosters

1936 Summer Olympics: 15th among 21 teams

Shen Yi-Tung, Tsai Yen-Hung, Wang Hung-Pin, Wang Shi-Hsuan, Wang Yu-Tseng, Wong Nan-Chen, Liu Bao-Cheng, Liu Yun-Chang, Mou Tso-Yun, Li Shao-Tang, Yu Sai-Chang

1948 Summer Olympics: 18th among 23 teams

Edward Lee, Lee Tsun-Tung, Woo Cheng-Chang, Wee Tian-Siak, Pao Sung-Yuan, Chia Chung-Chang, Chua Bon-Hua, Kya Is-Kyun, Yu Sai-Chang, Jose Yee

1978 FIBA World Championship: 11th among 14 teams

Wang Zongxing, Chen Kai, Kuang Lubin, Xing Weining, Wang Deli, Huang Pinjie, Mu Tiezhu, Ji Zhaoguang, Zhang Weiping, Liu Jizeng, Zhang Mingwei, He Juhua (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1982 FIBA World Championship: 12th among 13 teams

Wang Zongxing, Ji Zhaoguang, Xu Xiaoliang, Kuang Lubin, Sun Fengwu, Wang Libin, Huang Yunlong, Feng Wei, Li Qiuping, Li Yaguang, Han Pengshan, Lu Jinqing (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1984 Summer Olympics: 10th among 12 teams

Kuang Lubin, Ji Zhaoguang, Wang Libin, Liu Jianli, Hu Zhangbao, Lu Jinqing, Sun Fengwu, Zhang Bin, Huang Yunlong, Guo Yonglin, Wang Haibo, Li Yaguang (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1986 FIBA World Championship: 9th among 24 teams

Wang Libin, Zhang Yongjun, Li Yaguang, Wang Fei, Huang Yunlong, Xu Xiaoliang, Zhang Bin, Li Feng, Sun Fengwu, Sha Guoli, Song Tao, Gong Luming (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1988 Summer Olympics: 11th among 12 teams

Li Yaguang, Wang Fei, Wang Libin, Zhang Yongjun, Xu Xiaoliang, Zhang Bin, Huang Yunlong, Sun Fengwu, Zhang Xuelei, Chen Chijef, Song Ligang, Gong Luming, Sha Guoli (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1990 FIBA World Championship: 14th among 16 teams

Li Chunjiang, Wang Fei, Sun Fengwu, Zhang Yongjun, Zhang Bin, Shan Tao, Song Ligang, Ma Jian, Gong Xiaobin, Zhang Degui, Wang Zhidan, Gong Luming (Coach: Wang Zhangyou)

1992 Summer Olympics: 12th among 12 teams

Hu Weidong, Li Chunjiang, Zhang Yongjun, Sun Fengwu, Ma Jian, Shan Tao, Wang Zhidan, Wu Qinglong, Gong Xiaobin, Sun Jun, Song Ligang, Adiljan (Coach: Jiang Xingquan)

1994 FIBA World Championship: 8th among 16 teams

Hu Weidong, Sun Jun, Shan Tao, Gong Xiaobin, Liu Yudong, Zhang Jinsong, Liu Daqing, Adiljan, Zheng Wu, Ji Minshang, Wu Naiqun, Wu Qinglong (Coach: Jiang Xingquan)

1996 Summer Olympics: 8th among 12 teams

Mengke Bateer, Wang Zhizhi, Hu Weidong, Liu Yudong, Li Nan, Shan Tao, Sun Jun, Gong Xiaobin, Wu Qinglong, Li Xiaoyong, Zheng Wu, Wu Naiqun (Coach: Gong Luming)

2000 Summer Olympics: 10th among 12 teams

Yao Ming, Mengke Bateer, Wang Zhizhi, Hu Weidong, Sun Jun, Li Nan, Guo Shiqiang, Liu Yudong, Zheng Wu, Zhang Jinsong, Li Qun, Li Xiaoyong (Coach: Jiang Xingquan)

2002 FIBA World Championship: 12th among 16 teams

Yao Ming, Mengke Bateer, Liu Wei, Li Nan, Hu Weidong, Guo Shiqiang, Zhang Cheng, Chen Ke, Gong Xiaobin, Liu Yudong, Du Feng, Zhu Fangyu (Coach: Wang Fei)

2004 Summer Olympics: 8th among 12 teams

Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Mengke Bateer, Li Nan, Guo Shiqiang, Du Feng, Chen Ke, Zhang Yunsong, Zhu Fangyu, Zhang Jinsong, Mo Ke (Coach: Del Harris)

2006 FIBA World Championship: 15th among 24 teams

Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Du Feng, Wang Shipeng, Mo Ke, Zhang Songtao, Chen Jianghua, Zhang Qingpeng, Zhu Fangyu, Sun Yue (Coach: Jonas Kazlauskas)

2008 Summer Olympics: 8th among 12 teams

Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Du Feng, Wang Shipeng, Wang Lei, Li Nan, Chen Jianghua, Zhang Qingpeng, Zhu Fangyu, Sun Yue (Coach: Jonas Kazlauskas)

2014 Asian Games: 5th among 16 teams

Chinese men's national basketball team2014 Asian Games roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PG 4 Liu Xiaoyu 25 – (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
G 5 Guo Ailun 20 – (1993-11-14)14 November 1993 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
G/F 6 Gu Quan 22 – (1992-04-02)2 April 1992 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Dongguan Leopards China
F/C 7 Zhou Qi 18 – (1996-01-16)16 January 1996 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) Xinjiang Flying Tigers China
G/F 8 Zhao Tailong 24 – (1990-01-04)4 January 1990 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Fujian Sturgeons China
F 9 Zhai Xiaochuan 21 – (1993-03-24)24 March 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Beijing Ducks China
G/F 10 Ding Yanyuhang 21 – (1993-08-20)20 August 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Shandong Golden Stars China
SF 11 Zhou Peng (C) 24 – (1989-10-11)11 October 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
G 12 Xirelijiang Mugedaer 23 – (1991-01-04)4 January 1991 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Xinjiang Flying Tigers China
PF 13 Sun Tonglin 21 – (1992-12-23)23 December 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Dongguan Leopards China
F/C 14 Li Xiaoxu 24 – (1990-06-05)5 June 1990 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
C 15 Wang Zhelin 20 – (1994-01-20)20 January 1994 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) Fujian Sturgeons China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Technical consultants
Team manager
  • China Hao Guohua
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 September 2014
  • Source: incheon2014ag.org[19]

2016 Summer Olympics: 12th among 12 teams

Chinese men's national basketball team2016 Rio Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Zhao Jiwei 20 – (1995-08-25)25 August 1995 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
G 5 Sui Ran 23 – (1992-06-25)25 June 1992 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Shandong Golden Stars China
PG 6 Guo Ailun 21 – (1993-11-14)14 November 1993 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
SF 8 Ding Yanyuhang 22 – (1993-08-20)20 August 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Shandong Golden Stars China
SF 9 Zhai Xiaochuan 22 – (1993-03-24)24 March 1993 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Beijing Ducks China
G/F 10 Zhou Peng (C) 25 – (1989-10-11)11 October 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers China
PF 11 Yi Jianlian 27 – (1987-10-27)27 October 1987 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Los Angeles Lakers United States
G/F 12 Li Gen 27 – (1988-08-15)15 August 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Xinjiang Flying Tigers China
C 13 Li Muhao 23 – (1992-06-02)2 June 1992 2.19 m (7 ft 2 in) Shenzhen Leopards China
F/C 14 Zou Yuchen 19 – (1996-07-05)5 July 1996 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Bayi Rockets China
F/C 15 Zhou Qi 20 – (1996-01-16)16 January 1996 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) Xinjiang Flying Tigers China
C 31 Wang Zhelin 22 – (1994-01-20)20 January 1994 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) Fujian Sturgeons China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach
  • China Wang Weixing
Team manager
  • China Chai Wensheng
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 23 September 2015

2016 FIBA Asia Challenge: 5th among 12 teams

China men's national basketball team – 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 5 Cui Jinming 24 – (1992-07-11)July 11, 1992 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Jilin Northeast Tigers China
F 6 He Tianju 25 – (1990-12-28)December 28, 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
PG 7 Fang Shuo 26 – (1990-09-07)September 7, 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Beijing Ducks China
SG 9 Yuan Shuai 22 – (1994-07-18)July 18, 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons China
SF 11 Liu Zhixuan 25 – (1991-01-07)January 7, 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Liaoning Flying Leopards China
PF 14 Zou Yuchen 20 – (1996-07-05)July 5, 1996 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Bayi Rockets China
C 15 Fan Ziming 18 – (1998-04-29)April 29, 1998 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Foshan Long-Lions China
SF 20 Zhan Yanhao 18 – (1997-10-25)October 25, 1997 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Zhejiang Guangsha Lions China
C 21 Hu Jinqiu 18 – (1997-09-24)September 24, 1997 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Zhejiang Guangsha Lions China
PF 22 Tao Hanlin 25 – (1991-06-04)June 4, 1991 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Shandong Golden Stars China
G 23 Zhao Dapeng 26 – (1990-08-07)August 7, 1990 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Zhejiang Guangsha Lions China
PG 33 Wu Qian 22 – (1994-07-07)July 7, 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Zhejiang Golden Bulls China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Fan Bin
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (NP) Naturalized Player
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 9 September 2016

List of head coaches[edit]

  • China Qian Chenghai (钱澄海) – 1974–1978
  • China Ma Qingsheng (马清盛) – 1978–1981
  • China Qian Chenghai (钱澄海) – 1981–1982
  • China Liu Guiyi (刘贵乙) – 1982–1982
  • China Qian Chenghai (钱澄海) – 1982–1988
  • China Sun Bang (孙邦) – 1989–1990
  • China Wang Zhangyou (王长友) – 1990–1991
  • China Jiang Xingquan (蒋兴权) – 1991–1995
  • China Gong Luming (宫鲁鸣) – 1995–1996
  • China Zhang Bin (张斌) – 1996–1997
  • China Wang Fei (王非) – 1997–1999
  • China Jiang Xingquan (蒋兴权) – 1999–2001
  • China Wang Fei (王非) – 2001–2002
  • China Jiang Xingquan (蒋兴权) – 2003–2003
  • United States Del Harris – 2004–2004
  • Lithuania Jonas Kazlauskas – 2005–2008
  • China Guo Shiqiang (郭士强) – 2009–2010
  • United States Bob Donewald, Jr. – 2010–2012
  • Greece Panagiotis Giannakis – 2013–2014
  • China Gong Luming (宫鲁鸣) – 2014–2017
  • China Du Feng (杜锋) – 2017–2018 (Blue Team)
  • China Li Nan (李楠) – 2017–2019 (Red Team and the Combined Team)[20]
  • China Du Feng (杜锋) – 2020–2022
  • Serbia Aleksandar Đorđević – 2022–present

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2010–15: Nike[21] - present

[edit]

2010: China Mobile, UPS[22]
2011, 2013–15: TCL[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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