Foshan Long-Lions

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Foshan Long-Lions
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League CBA
IBL
Founded 2000
History Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
(2000-2010)
Foshan Dralions
(2010-2014)
Foshan Long-Lions
(2014-present)
Arena Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu Gymnasium, 8,324 capacity
Location Foshan, Guangdong, China
Team colors red, navy blue, white
              
Head coach Andrea Mazzon
Championships 0

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

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.

Playing in China[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.

Playing in the IBL[edit]

The team was scheduled to participate in the 2008 season of the International Basketball League. They were replaced by the Shanxi Brave Dragons.

Current roster[edit]

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

Foshan Dralions roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 3 China Shi Jun 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
G 4 China Shi Hongfei 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb)
G 5 China Guo Kailun 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
C 6 China Zhang Xiaolei 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F 8 China Ju Mingxin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
F 9 China Li Tao 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
C 11 China Tang Zhengdong 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 130 kg (287 lb)
F 12 China Ren Junwei 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
C 13 China Zong Zan Injured 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 21 Chinese Taipei Su I-chieh 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 76 kg (168 lb)
G 23 China Zang 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 31 China Gong Songlin 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 32 China Wang Yue 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
C 41 China Zheng Zhun Injured 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 45 China Zhao Shuaizhou 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F Iran Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 99 kg (218 lb)
C United States Alex Kirk 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 114 kg (251 lb)
Head coach
  • Italy Andrea Mazzon

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 30, 2016

References[edit]

External links[edit]

(Pinyin source: Cozy Website)