Guangzhou Loong Lions

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Guangzhou Loong Lions
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LeagueCBA
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000)
HistoryShaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
(2000–2010)
Foshan Dralions
(2010–2014)
Foshan Long-Lions
(2014–2016)
Guangzhou Long-Lions
(2016–present)
ArenaTianhe Gymnasium
Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center
Capacity8,628 and 14,700
LocationGuangzhou, Guangdong, China
Team colorsRed, Navy, White
              
Head coachJuan Antonio Orenga
Websitewww.longlions.com
Uniforms
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
Foshan Long-Lions
Traditional Chinese佛山龍獅
Simplified Chinese佛山龙狮
Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
Traditional Chinese陝西東盛麒麟
Simplified Chinese陕西东盛麒麟

The Guangzhou Long-Lions (Chinese: 广州龙狮, formerly the Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins) are a professional basketball team which plays in the Chinese Basketball Association, and is based in Guangzhou, Guangdong. In 2010, the Shaanxi Kylins moved from Xi'an, Shaanxi, to Foshan, and renamed themselves the Foshan Dralions.

History[edit]

The team was founded in November 2000 by the Xi'an Dongsheng Group (西安东盛(企业)集团, Pinyin: Xīān Dōngshèng (Qǐyè) Jítuán). In August 2001, they won the "B" league championship, and were "promoted" to the CBA. A kylin is a type of mythical Chinese creature. In the 2004–2005 season, the Shaanxi Kylins finished in fifth place in the North Division, and out of the playoffs. In 2005–2006, they finished sixth, and once again out of the playoffs. The team was scheduled to participate in the 2008 season of the International Basketball League. They were replaced by the Shanxi Brave Dragons.

The club opted to start rendering its English name as "Long-Lions" rather than the odd portmanteau "Dralions" before the start of the 2014–15 CBA season. A "Long-Lion" or "Dralion" is a mythical creature from ancient Chinese mythology which possesses the attributes of both a Chinese Dragon (pronounced as "long" in Chinese) and a lion.

In 2016, the Foshan Long-Lions moved from Foshan, Guangdong, to Guangzhou, Guangdong, and renamed themselves the Guangzhou Long-Lions.[1] In 2017, Nanhai Long-Lions was founded as the affiliate team and competes at the ASEAN Basketball League.[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 Long-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

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: January 4, 2019

Games against NBA teams[edit]

On 2 October 2017, Guangzhou Long-Lions played a pre-season game with Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena, which made them the second CBA club against the NBA 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

Affiliates[edit]

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