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Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers
2022–23 Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers season
LeaguesP. League+
Founded21 May 2021; 20 months ago (2021-05-21)[1]
HistoryKaohsiung Steelers
2021–2022
Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers
2022–present
ArenaFengshan Arena
Capacity5,300
LocationKaohsiung, Taiwan
Team colorsQuenching White and Flaming Red
   
Main sponsor17LIVE
PresidentHuang Che-Kuan[2]
General managerKenny Kao
Head coachCheng Chih-Lung
OwnershipKaohsiung Sports & Entertainment
Championships0
Websitehttps://www.steelers.com.tw/

Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers (Chinese: 高雄17直播鋼鐵人) is a professional basketball team based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. They have been part of the P. League+ since the 2021–22 season.[3][4] Established in 2021, the team plays in the Fengshan Arena.

On October 13, 2022, the team was renamed to Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers.[5]

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Chinese language

Chinese language

Chinese is a group of languages spoken natively by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in Greater China. About 1.3 billion people speak a variety of Chinese as their first language.

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung City is a special municipality located in southern Taiwan. It ranges from the coastal urban center to the rural Yushan Range with an area of 2,952 km2 (1,140 sq mi). Kaohsiung City has a population of approximately 2.72 million people as of May 2022 and is Taiwan's third most populous city and largest city in southern Taiwan.

Taiwan

Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. It is located at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled by the ROC consist of 168 islands, with a combined area of 36,193 square kilometres (13,974 sq mi). The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa, has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. The capital, Taipei, forms along with New Taipei City and Keelung the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. With around 23.9 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries in the world.

P. League+

P. League+

The P. League+, pronounced as Plus League, is a Taiwanese men's professional basketball league founded in 2020.

2021–22 P. League+ season

2021–22 P. League+ season

The 2021–22 P. League+ season was the 2nd season of the P. League+ (PLG). The P. League+ added two new teams, New Taipei Kings and Kaohsiung Steelers, extended the number of teams to 6. The regular season began on December 12, 2021, and is originally scheduled to end on May 15, 2022. The playoffs started on June 3, 2022 and ended on June 27, 2022 after the Taipei Fubon Braves clinched their second consecutive champion.

Facilities

Home arenas

Arena Location Duration
Fengshan Arena[6][7] Kaohsiung City 2021–present

Roster

Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 0 United States Femi Olujobi Injured (I) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 26 – (1996-03-05)5 March 1996 DePaul
F 1 Taiwan Lin Po-Hao 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 – (1997-01-18)18 January 1997 UKN
G 2 United States Jay West 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 25 – (1997-09-06)6 September 1997 VNU
G 4 Taiwan Chen Yu-Wei 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 – (1999-12-29)29 December 1999 NTNU
G 6 Taiwan Chou Yi-Hsiang 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 31 – (1991-02-04)4 February 1991 SLCC
G 7 United States Taiwan Jeremy Lin 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 34 – (1988-08-23)23 August 1988 Harvard
G 8 Taiwan Wang Lu-Hsiang 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 25 – (1997-12-21)21 December 1997 CCUT
C 10 Taiwan Wang Po-Chih 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 130 kg (287 lb) 26 – (1996-10-29)29 October 1996 NTSU
F 11 Taiwan Lin Jyun-Hao 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1998-01-18)18 January 1998 NTUA
F 12 Taiwan Cheng Te-Wei 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 27 – (1995-10-08)8 October 1995 SHU
F 13 Taiwan Lu Cheng-Ju (C) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 36 – (1986-04-13)13 April 1986 TPEC
F 14 Taiwan Chiu Po-Chang 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1995-11-02)2 November 1995 NTUA
G 15 Taiwan Lu Che-Yi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 29 – (1993-07-15)15 July 1993 I-Shou
C 18 Taiwan Lin Chih-Wei 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 – (1992-07-10)10 July 1992 Chinese Culture
G/F 19 United States Aaron Harrison (I) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1994-10-28)28 October 1994 Kentucky
C 20 Taiwan Sun Szu-Yao 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 – (1997-10-03)3 October 1997 NYIT
C 23 Taiwan Lan Shao-Fu 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1997-03-21)21 March 1997 NTSU
G 30 United States Taiwan Matthew Yang 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 27 – (1995-10-20)20 October 1995 Dreamers Academy
C 55 Ukraine Viacheslav Kravtsov (I) 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 35 – (1987-08-25)25 August 1987 Ukraine
F 77 Taiwan Chang Po-Wei 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 32 – (1990-07-22)22 July 1990 NTUA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Taiwan Hung Chi-Chao
  • Taiwan Lee Wan-Ju
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Taiwan Bao Chun-Hsin
  • Taiwan Huang Yu-Chun
Team manager
  • Taiwan Shen Chiu-Chan
  • Taiwan Tzou Hua-Kung

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 26 January 2023


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Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers all-time roster

Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers all-time roster

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers (2021–present) franchise.

List of Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers head coaches

List of Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers head coaches

United States

United States

The United States of America, commonly known as the United States or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine Minor Outlying Islands, and 326 Indian reservations. The United States is also in free association with three Pacific Island sovereign states: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. It is the world's third-largest country by both land and total area. It shares land borders with Canada to its north and with Mexico to its south. The U.S. has maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. With a population of over 333 million, it is the most populous country in the Americas and the third most populous in the world. The national capital is Washington, D.C. and the most populous city and financial center is New York City.

Femi Olujobi

Femi Olujobi

Olufemi Anthony Olujobi is an American professional basketball player for the Kaohsiung Steelers of the P. League+. He played college basketball at Oakland Golden Grizzlies from 2014 to 2016, North Carolina A&T from 2017 to 2018 and DePaul Blue from 2018 to 2019.

DePaul University

DePaul University

DePaul University is a private Catholic research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university in terms of enrollment in North America. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Taiwan

Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. It is located at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled by the ROC consist of 168 islands, with a combined area of 36,193 square kilometres (13,974 sq mi). The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa, has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. The capital, Taipei, forms along with New Taipei City and Keelung the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. With around 23.9 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries in the world.

University of Kang Ning

University of Kang Ning

University of Kang Ning is a private university located in Annan District, Tainan, Taiwan.

Vanung University

Vanung University

Vanung University is a private university in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University, or Shīdà 師大 is an institution of higher education and normal school operating out of three campuses in Taipei, Taiwan. NTNU is the leading research institute in such disciplines as Education, Linguistics, Fine Arts, Music and Sports in Taiwan. NTNU enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the four oldest universities in Taiwan. Founded in 1922 during the Japanese regime, it was first known as Taihoku High School under the Government-General of Taiwan before being renamed as Taiwan Provincial Teachers College in 1946, and subsequently restructured as a comprehensive university in 1994.

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is a public community college in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is the state's largest two-year college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses as well as through online classes. The college has a student to faculty ratio of 20:1. Since SLCC is a community college, it focuses on providing associate degrees that students can transfer to any other four-year university in the state to satisfy their first two years of requirements for a bachelor's degree. SLCC has open enrollment and serves the local community, with approximately 95% of the student body considered Utah residents.

Season-by-season record

P. LEAGUE+
Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2021–22 DeMarcus Berry 9 20 .310 5th Did not qualify.
Hung Chi-Chao
Slavoljub Gorunovic
2022–23 Slavoljub Gorunovic 2 13 .133
Hung Chi-Chao
Dean Murray
Hung Chi-Chao
Cheng Chih-Lung
Totals 11 33 .250 - 0 0 0 Playoff Appearances

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