Shandong Golden Stars

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Shandong Golden Stars
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League CBA
Founded 1995; 22 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, 8,800 capacity
Location Jinan, Shandong, China
Team colors Red, Gold, Black
              
Main sponsor Yongan
(1998–2001)
Kingston
(2001–2014)
Hi-Speed Group
(2014–present)
Head coach Aleksandar Kesar
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

The Shandong Hi-Speed Golden Stars (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Shāndōng Gāo Jīnxīng) or Shandong Hi-Speed or Shandong Golden Stars are a professional basketball team based in Jinan, Shandong, China, which plays in the North 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. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 China Jiao Hailong 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F/C 1 United States Jason Thompson 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
G/F 2 China Ding Yanyuhang 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
G 4 China Zhang Hui 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G 6 China Sui Ran 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
G/F 7 China Li Honghan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
F 8 China Li Jingyu 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 9 China Liu Guancen 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
PF 10 China Li Lin 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F/C 11 China Cao Zhenhua 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
PG 12 United States A. J. Price 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F/C 14 China Xu Yufeng 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
C 15 China Wu Ke (C) 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)
G 19 China Yang Li 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F/C 20 China Tao Hanlin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
F/C 32 China Jia Cheng 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 106 kg (234 lb)
PG 55 United States Justin Dentmon 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 14 January 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Jason Thompson Wu Ke Cao Zhenhua
Xu Yufeng
PF Jia Cheng Tao Hanlin Jiao Hailong Li Lin
SF Ding Yanyuhang Li Jingyu Liu Guancen
SG Sui Ran Yang Li Li Honghan
PG Justin Dentmon Zhang Hui Wen Yanxing A. J. Price

Notable players[edit]

Current

Former

External links[edit]