Shenzhen Leopards

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Shenzhen Leopards
Shenzhen Leopards logo
Leagues CBA
Founded 2003
History Dongguan New Century Leopards
Shenzhen New Century Leopards
Arena Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre
Location Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Head coach Li Qun
Championships None
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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The Shenzhen New Century Leopards (simplified Chinese: 深圳新世纪烈豹; traditional Chinese: 深圳新世紀烈豹; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Xīnshìjì Lièbào) or Shenzhen New Century or Shenzhen Leopards are a professional basketball team which plays in the South Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. New Century is the club's corporate sponsor and its mascot is a leopard.

The team is based in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, and plays its home games at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre (simplified Chinese: 深圳大运体育中心; traditional Chinese: 深圳大運體育中心; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Dàyùn Tǐyù Zhōngxīn).


The club was founded in Dongguan, Guangdong, in 2003 and played its first 12 seasons in that city before moving to nearby Shenzhen in 2015. Success came early in their existence for the Leopards, as they were runners-up in the 2004 Chinese Basketball League (CBL) championship, and were "promoted" to the CBA for the 2005–2006 season.

In its first season in the CBA in 2005–2006, Dongguan finished in seventh and last place in the South Division, and out of the playoffs. The team would soon battle its way to respectability, however, becoming somewhat regular participants in the CBA's postseason over the ensuing years.

In July 2011, seven months before achieving worldwide fame in the NBA, point guard Jeremy Lin played for the Leopards during a three-game summer tournament, and was named MVP of the competition.[1]

On December 26, 2013, Leopards player Bobby Brown scored a franchise-record 74 points in a game against Sichuan Blue Whales.[2]

Current roster[edit]

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Shenzhen Leopards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 1 United States Dominic McGuire 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
G 3 China Meng Duo 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
G 5 China Yang Linyi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
G 6 United States Bobby Brown 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
C 7 China Zhang Kai 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 8 China Yu Dehao 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
G 9 China Luo Hanchen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
C 11 China Shen Zijie 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 12 China Gu Quan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
C 13 China Liu Bo 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
F 14 China Sun Rongxiao 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
F 15 China Wang Xinkai 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F 20 China He Zhongmian 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
C 21 China Li Muhao 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
C 22 China Dai Huaibo 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
F 24 China Zhao Jie 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
G 30 China Liu Chunqing 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F/C 55 China Sun Tonglin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • United States Dan Panaggio
  • Spain Jose Fernandes

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 12 November 2015

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ Robbins, Len (February 15, 2012). "Lin found game on other side of the world". The New York Post. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bobby Brown scores 74 points and the game winner in China!

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