Shandong Heroes
山东王者
LeagueCBA
Founded1995; 26 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 coachGong Xiaobin (巩晓彬)

The Shandong Heroes (simplified Chinese: 山东王者; traditional Chinese: 山東王者; pinyin: Shāndōng Wángzhě) are a Chinese professional basketball team based in Jinan, Shandong, which plays in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). 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

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

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Shandong Heroes roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 1 China Gao Shiyan (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
G/F 2 China Ding Yanyuhang 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb)
G 3 United States Manny Harris 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
G 4 China Zhang Hui 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
G/F 5 China Ma Guanghan 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
G 7 China Liu Yi 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
SF 8 China Li Jingyu 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
SF 10 China Hou Peizuo 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
SG 11 China Wang Wenyu 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
PG 12 China Jing Haoyang 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
F/C 13 China Wang Guanxiang 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
G 14 United States Lester Hudson 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
SF 15 China Guo Xu 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
PF 16 China Jiao Hailong 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
PG 17 China Wen Yanxing 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
G 20 China Tao Hanlin 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 129 kg (284 lb)
SF 21 China Si Kun 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
PF 23 China Jia Cheng 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 106 kg (234 lb)
PG 24 China Wang Ruheng 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
PG 27 China Diao Chenghao 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
PF 33 United States Troy Gillenwater 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
SG 44 China Chen Peidong 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Ju Weisong
  • Serbia Tomislav Tomovic
  • Lithuania Mikalauskas Virginijus

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: 13 August 2021

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Tao Hanlin Zhu Rongzhen Pan Ning
PF Jia Cheng Wu Ke 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