Shenzhen Leopards

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Shenzhen Leopards
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Leagues CBA
Founded 2003; 15 years ago (2003)
History Dongguan New Century Leopards
(2003–2015)
Shenzhen New Century Leopards
(2015–present)
Arena New Shenzhen Arena
Capacity 18,000[1]
Location Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Team colors navy blue, white
         
Head coach Li Qun
Championships None
Uniforms

The Shenzhen Leopards (simplified Chinese: 深圳新世纪烈豹; traditional Chinese: 深圳新世紀烈豹; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Xīnshìjì Lièbào), also known as Shenzhen New Century, are a professional basketball team which plays in the South Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. New Century is the club's corporate sponsor and its mascot is a leopard.

The team is based in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, and plays its home games at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre (simplified Chinese: 深圳大运体育中心; traditional Chinese: 深圳大運體育中心; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Dàyùn Tǐyù Zhōngxīn).

History[edit]

The club was founded in Dongguan, Guangdong, in 2003 and played its first 12 seasons in that city before moving to nearby Shenzhen in 2015. Success came early in their existence for the Leopards, as they were runners-up in the 2004 Chinese Basketball League (CBL) championship, and were "promoted" to the CBA for the 2005–2006 season.

In its first season in the CBA in 2005–2006, Dongguan finished in seventh and last place in the South Division, and out of the playoffs. The team would soon battle its way to respectability, however, becoming somewhat regular participants in the CBA's postseason over the ensuing years.

In July 2011, seven months before achieving worldwide fame in the NBA, point guard Jeremy Lin played for the Leopards during a three-game summer tournament, and was named MVP of the competition.[2]

On December 26, 2013, Leopards player Bobby Brown scored a franchise-record 74 points in a game against Sichuan Blue Whales.[3]

Current roster[edit]

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

Shenzhen Leopards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 16 China Xiang Li (basketball) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G/F 3 China Meng Duo 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94.6 kg (209 lb)
C 9 China Li Muhao 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
G 33 China Liu Chunqing 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 77 China Lu Yiwen 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95.5 kg (211 lb)
F 13 China Qiu Biao 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 101.3 kg (223 lb)
F 11 China Shen Zijie 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
G 25 China Rong Zifeng 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 35 China Wang Yuyao 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
G 6 China Yang Linyi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
G 8 China Yu Dehao 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89.9 kg (198 lb)
F/C 7 China Zhang Kai 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 101.6 kg (224 lb)
G 10 China Bai Haotian 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 12 China Gu Quan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96.7 kg (213 lb)
F 1 China Guo Xiaopeng 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 84.4 kg (186 lb)
G 20 China He ZhongMian 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
F 14 China Han Yufeng 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
G 5 United States Keith Langford 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
F/C 0 United States Jared Sullinger 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 127 kg (280 lb)
Head coach

(vacant)

Assistant coach(es)

(vacant)


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 14 December 2017

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