Guangzhou Loong Lions

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Guangzhou Loong Lions
广州龙狮
Guangzhou Loong Lions 广州龙狮 logo
LeagueCBA
Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
HistoryShaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
(2000–2010)
Foshan Dralions
(2010–2014)
Foshan Long-Lions
(2014–2016)
Guangzhou Long-Lions
(2016–2019)
Guangzhou Loong Lions
(2019–present)
ArenaTianhe Gymnasium
Capacity7,600
LocationGuangzhou, Guangdong, China
Team colorsRed, Navy, White
     
Head coachGuo Shiqiang
Website[1]
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

The Guangzhou Loong Lions (simplified Chinese: 广州龙狮; traditional Chinese: 廣州龍獅; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Lóng Shī) are a Chinese professional basketball team based in Guangzhou, Guangdong. They play in the Southern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

History[edit]

The team was founded in November 2000 as Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins by the Xi'an Dongsheng Group. In August 2001, they won the "B" league championship, and were promoted to the CBA. In the 2004–05 season, the Shaanxi Kylins finished in fifth place in the North Division, and were out of the playoffs. In 2005–06, they finished sixth, and were once again out of the playoffs. The team was scheduled to participate in the 2008 season of the International Basketball League (IBL). They were replaced by the Shanxi Brave Dragons.

In 2010, the Shaanxi Kylins moved from Xi'an to Foshan, and renamed themselves the Foshan Dralions. The club opted to start rendering its English name as "Long-Lions" rather than "Dralions" before the start of the 2014–15 season.

In 2016, the Foshan Long-Lions moved from Foshan to Guangzhou, and renamed themselves the Guangzhou Long-Lions.[1] In 2017, the Nanhai Long-Lions were founded as the affiliate team. The team competes in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).[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 Loong Lions roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
WR 19 United States Kadarius Toney 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
SG 3 China Jia Mingru 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
SG 4 China Yilifulati Monhetaner 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G/F 5 China Liu Jiaxin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
SF 7 China Zhu Mingzhen 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
G/F 8 China Cui Yongxi 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
PG 9 Chinese Taipei Chen Ying-chun 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
SG 10 China Tian Yuheng 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
SG 11 China Liu Yancheng 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
PF 12 United States Maurice Kemp 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C 13 China Li Yanzhe 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 137 kg (302 lb)
PF/C 14 China Guo Kai 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 112 kg (247 lb)
G 15 China Tong Jiajun 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
PF/C 16 China Jiao Boqiao 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 112 kg (247 lb)
PG 17 China Li Jiazhe 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
SF 19 China Zhang Zhanwei 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G 24 United States Dallas Moore 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
G/F 25 China Liu Jinyu 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
F 27 China Zou Yun 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
G 36 China Zhao Yang 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
PF 45 China Cheng Nuo 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb)
PF 51 China Yu Xiaohui 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Zhang Qingwu
  • China Ju Weisong
  • China Zheng Zhun
  • China Hua Jin

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 9 October 2023

Notable players[edit]

Games against NBA teams[edit]

On 2 October 2017, the team played a pre-season game with the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena, which made them the second CBA club to play against the National Basketball Association 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
8 October 2019
Guangzhou Loong Lions China 86–144 United States Philadelphia 76ers

Honours[edit]

Seri Mutiara Cup 2016 Champion

Seri Mutiara Cup 2017 (6th place)

Affiliates[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]