Guangzhou Long-Lions

The Guangzhou Long-Lions (Simplified Chinese: 广州龙狮, formerly the Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins) are a professional basketball team which plays in the Chinese Basketball Association, and is based in Guangzhou, Guangdong. In 2010, the Shaanxi Kylins moved from Xi'an, Shaanxi, to Foshan, and renamed themselves the Foshan Dralions.

Guangzhou Long-Lions
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League CBA
Founded 2000
History Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
Foshan Dralions
Foshan Long-Lions
Guangzhou Long-Lions
Arena Tianhe Gymnasium
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Team colors Red, Navy, White
Head coach Cui Wanjun


The team was founded in November 2000 by the Xi'an Dongsheng Group (西安东盛(企业)集团, Pinyin: Xīān Dōngshèng (Qǐyè) Jítuán). In August 2001, they won the "B" league championship, and were "promoted" to the CBA. A kylin is a type of mythical Chinese creature. In the 2004–2005 season, the Shaanxi Kylins finished in fifth place in the North Division, and out of the playoffs. In 2005–2006, they finished sixth, and once again out of the playoffs. The team was scheduled to participate in the 2008 season of the International Basketball League. They were replaced by the Shanxi Brave Dragons.

The club opted to start rendering its English name as "Long-Lions" rather than the odd portmanteau "Dralions" before the start of the 2014–15 CBA season. A "Long-Lion" or "Dralion" is a mythical creature from ancient Chinese mythology which possesses the attributes of both a Chinese Dragon (pronounced as "long" in Chinese) and a lion.

In 2016, the Foshan Long-Lions moved from Foshan, Guangdong, to Guangzhou, Guangdong, and renamed themselves the Guangzhou Long-Lions.[1] In 2017, Nanhai Long-Lions was founded as the affiliate team and competes at the ASEAN Basketball League.[2]


Current roster

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Guangzhou Long-Lions roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 1 State of Palestine Sani Sakakini 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
G 2 Chinese Taipei Chen Ying-chun 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
F 3 China Shi Jun 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
G 5 China Luo Yongxuan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
C 6 China Zhang Xiaolei 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F 7 China Gu Yuezhuo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
F 8 China Ju Mingxin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
G 9 China Luo Xudong 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
F 10 China Zhu Xuhang 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
F 11 United States Tyler Hansbrough 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
C 13 China Fan Ziming 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
F 14 China Guo Kai 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 15 Chinese Taipei Hu Long-mao 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G 21 China Heng Yifeng 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
G 23 China Zhang Fan 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 25 China Liu Zihao 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
F 32 China Wang Yue 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
C 50 China Zheng Zhun 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
Head coach
  • China Cui Wanjun

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: December 2, 2017

Games against NBA teams

On 2 October 2017, Guangzhou Long-Lions played a pre-season game with Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena, which made them the second CBA club against the NBA club.[3]

2 October 2017
Guangzhou Long-Lions China 96–126 United States Washington Wizards



  1. ^ 官宣:佛山龙狮新赛季迁至广州 (in Chinese)
  2. ^ “南海龙狮队”组建成功 将战东南亚联赛
  3. ^ 广州:交手NBA球队非常有意义 全队都狠兴奋

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