Liaoning Flying Leopards

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Liaoning Flying Leopards
Founded 1995
League CBA
Team history Liaoning Hunters
Liaoning Flying Leopards
Based in Yingkou, Liaoning, China
Arena Tiexi Gymnasium, 4,500 capacity
Colors red, black
Head coach China Guo Shiqiang
Team manager:
China Jie Jun

The Liaoning Flying Leopards (辽宁飞豹) are a Chinese professional basketball team in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association, based in Yingkou, Liaoning.

Its corporate sponsor was Liaoning Panpan Group Co., Ltd. (辽宁盼盼集团有限公司), but in 2011, Liaoning scale industry group officially took over the Liaoning team.[1]

In the 2004–05 season, Liaoning finished in first place in the North Division, but lost in the quarter-finals to the South Division's Yunnan Bulls. Liaoning would then go on to finish 7th and 4th respectively during the next two seasons, before re-entering the finals of the 2007–08 CBA season. Although they would eventually lose to the Guangdong Southern Tigers, they managed to win the 4th game of the series. This was the club's first victory in the CBA Finals, despite numerous appearances.[1] However, after finishing 5th in the 2009–10 CBA season, they would miss both the 10–11 and the 11–12 CBA playoffs.[1]



Before the season began, the roster received a massive upheaval. Liaoning made multiple changes including the signings of Josh Akognon and Alexander Johnson. Meanwhile, veteran Bian Qiang retired and many local players were either transferred or loaned out to other CBA teams. One of the most significant player transactions that occurred was the decision to let go of Zhang Qingpeng.[2] It would later be revealed that this move was made in the interest of Guo Ailun's development.[3] On December 2, 2012, Liaoning beat the Tianjin Golden Lions 100-81. This was Liaoning's 6th straight home victory against Tianjin.[4]

Current Roster[edit]

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

Liaoning Flying Leopards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 3 China Zhao Jiwei 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb)
F 6 China He Tianju 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb)
F 8 China Zhao Shuaizhou 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb)
F 10 China Cong Mingchen 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb)
G 11 China Liu Zhixuan 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb)
G 12 China Yang Ming (C) 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (176 lb)
G 13 China Guo Ailun 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb)
G 14 United States Lester Hudson 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb)
F 20 China Liu Zongyuan 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb)
F 21 China Lian Ming 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb)
F 22 China Li Xiaoxu 70002040000000000002.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb)
C 24 China Wei Meng 70002090000000000002.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb)
F 30 China Yuan Shuai 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb)
C 55 China Han Dejun 70002150000000000002.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 7002145000000000000145 kg (320 lb)
F -- United States Shavlik Randolph 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Jie Jun
  • China Yue Pengfei

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: October 31, 2014

Notable players[edit]


External links[edit]