Shandong Heroes

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Shandong Heroes
Shandong Heroes logo
LeagueCBA
Founded1995; 25 years ago (1995)
HistoryShandong Flaming Bulls
(1995–2003)
Shandong Lions
(2003–2004)
Shandong Gold Lions
(2004–2014)
Shandong Golden Stars
(2014–2019)
Shandong Heroes (2019–present)
ArenaShandong Arena
Capacity8,800
LocationJinan, Shandong, China
Main sponsorHi-Speed Group
Head coachWu Qinglong

The Shandong Heroes 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. The long-time previous corporate sponsor was Kingston.

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 Heroes 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 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)
G United States Andrew Goudelock 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 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 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

External links[edit]