Shenzhen Aviators

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Shenzhen Aviators
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LeaguesCBA
Founded2003; 16 years ago (2003)
HistoryDongguan New Century Leopards
(2003–2015)
Shenzhen New Century Leopards
(2015–2019)
Shenzhen Aviators
(2019–present)
ArenaShenzhen Universiade Sports Centre
Capacity18,000[1]
LocationLonggang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Team colorsNavy blue, White
         
Head coachLi Qun
ChampionshipsNone
Shenzhen Aviators
Simplified Chinese深圳领航者

The Shenzhen Aviators (Chinese: 深圳领航者) are a professional basketball team which plays in the South Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. New Century is the club's corporate sponsor.

The team is based in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, and plays its home games at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2003 as Dongguan New Century Leopards and was initially located in Dongguan, Guangdong. After twelve seasons, the team relocated to nearby Shenzhen in 2015. Success came early in their existence for the Leopards, as they were the runners-up in the 2004 Chinese Basketball League (CBL) championship, and were promoted to the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) for the 2005–06 season.

In its first season in the CBA in 2005–06, Dongguan finished in seventh and last place in the South Division, and was 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, NBA point guard Jeremy Lin played for the team at the ABA Club Championship, and was named the MVP of the tournament.[2]

On December 26, 2013, Bobby Brown scored a franchise-record 74 points in a game against Sichuan Blue Whales.[3]

Current roster[edit]

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

Shenzhen Aviators roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 16 China Xiang Li (basketball) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G/F 3 China Meng Duo 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94.6 kg (209 lb)
C 9 China Li Muhao 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
G 33 China Liu Chunqing 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 77 China Lu Yiwen 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95.5 kg (211 lb)
F 13 China Qiu Biao 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 101.3 kg (223 lb)
F 11 China Shen Zijie 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
G 25 China Rong Zifeng 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 35 China Wang Yuyao 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
G 6 China Yang Linyi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
G 8 China Yu Dehao 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89.9 kg (198 lb)
F/C 7 China Zhang Kai 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 101.6 kg (224 lb)
G 10 China Bai Haotian 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 12 China Gu Quan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96.7 kg (213 lb)
F 1 China Guo Xiaopeng 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 84.4 kg (186 lb)
G 20 China He ZhongMian 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
F 14 China Han Yufeng 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
G 5 United States Dwight Buycks 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
F/C 0 United States Jared Sullinger 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 127 kg (280 lb)
Head coach

Serbia Vlada Jovanović

Assistant coach(es)

(vacant)


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 14 December 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sbp.de/en/project/shenzhen-universiade-sports-center/
  2. ^ Robbins, Len (February 15, 2012). "Lin found game on other side of the world". The New York Post. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Bobby Brown scores 74 points and the game winner in China!

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