Shandong Golden Stars

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Shandong Golden Stars
Shandong Golden Stars logo
League CBA
Founded 1995; 23 years ago (1995)
History Shandong Flaming Bulls
(1995–2003)
Shandong Lions
(2003–2004)
Shandong Gold Lions
(2004–2014)
Shandong Golden Stars
(2014–present)
Arena Shandong Arena
Capacity 8,800
Location Jinan, Shandong, China
Main sponsor Hi-Speed Group
Head coach Aleksandar Kesar
Uniforms

The Shandong Hi-Speed Golden Stars (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Shāndōng Gāo Jīnxīng) or Shandong Hi-Speed or Shandong Golden Stars are a Chinese professional basketball team based in Jinan, Shandong, which plays in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. Some home games are held in the nearby city of Linyi.

The Hi-Speed Group is the club's corporate sponsor while its mascot is a golden star. The long-time previous corporate sponsor was Kingston, literally translated into Chinese as Jinsidun, before a change was made prior to the 2014–15 CBA season.

History[edit]

In its early years, the team was known as the Shandong Flaming Bulls (Chinese: 山东火牛), but became the Shandong Lions at the start of the 2003–04 CBA season. At the same time the club moved its homecourt from Jinan to Yantai (six games) and Dongying (five games). For the 2004–05 CBA season, they relocated to Tai'an, but have been back in Jinan since the 2005–06 CBA season.

During the 2004–05 CBA season, the freshly-rebranded Shandong Gold Lions finished in sixth place in the CBA North Division, and out of the playoffs. In the 2005–06 season, the team finished fifth, yet again out of the playoffs.

The club's most successful campaign so far has been the 2012–13 CBA season, when it advanced to the CBA Finals, but got swept in the best-of-seven championship series in just four games by the Guangdong Southern Tigers.

Roster[edit]

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

Shandong Golden Stars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 China Jiao Hailong 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G 1 China Sui Ran (C) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
G/F 2 China Ding Yanyuhang 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
G 3 United States Ty Lawson 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
G 4 China Zhang Hui 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G/F 7 China Li Honghan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G 9 China Zhang Qingpeng 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
PF 10 China Li Lin 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F/C 12 Lithuania Donatas Motiejūnas 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 101 kg (223 lb)
F/C 15 China Wu Ke 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 114 kg (251 lb)
PG 17 China Wen Yanxing 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb)
F/C 20 China Tao Hanlin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
G 24 China Wang Ruheng 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
G/F 27 China Zhang Chunjun 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
F/C 32 China Jia Cheng 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 106 kg (234 lb)
C 34 China Zhu Rongzhen 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 106 kg (234 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 16 December 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Donatas Motiejūnas Jia Cheng Zhu Rongzhen
PF Tao Hanlin Wu Ke Pan Ning
Jiao Hailong
Li Lin
SF Ding Yanyuhang Zhang Chunjun Li Honghan
SG Sui Ran Zhang Hui Zhang Qingpeng
PG Ty Lawson Wang Ruheng Wen Yanxing

Notable players[edit]

Current

Former

External links[edit]