Guangzhou Loong Lions

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).

Guangzhou Loong Lions
广州龙狮
Guangzhou Loong Lions 广州龙狮 logo
LeagueCBA
Founded2000; 21 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

HistoryEdit

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]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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Guangzhou Loong Lions roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 0   Gu Yuezhuo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
G 3   Jia Mingru 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 5   Marreese Speights 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 116 kg (256 lb)
F 6   Si Kun 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 7   Zhu Mingzhen 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
F 8   Zhao Yanman 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
G 9   Chen Ying-chun 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 10   Tian Yuheng 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
G 11   Sun Haofeng 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 69 kg (152 lb)
C 13   Li Yanzhe 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 135 kg (298 lb)
F 14   Guo Kai 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
F 23   Zhang Zhanwei 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
G 24   Dallas Moore 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
F 25   He Junjian 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
G 26   Han Delong 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
C 27   Sun Mingyang 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 124 kg (273 lb)
C 33   Zhang Yongpeng 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb)
G 36   Liu Fengbo 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C 44   Isaac Haas 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 130 kg (287 lb)
C 50   Zheng Zhun 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Ding Wei

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2 December 2020

Games against NBA teamsEdit

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   96–126   Washington Wizards
12 October 2018
Guangzhou Long-Lions   111–140   Washington Wizards
8 October 2019
Guangzhou Loong Lions   86–144   Philadelphia 76ers

HonoursEdit

Seri Mutiara Cup 2016 Champion

Seri Mutiara Cup 2017 (6th place)

AffiliatesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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