Artland Dragons

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Artland Dragons
Artland Dragons logo
Leagues BBL
Founded 1955
History QTSV Quakenbrück
1955 – 2003
Artland Dragons
2003 – Present
Arena Artland-Arena
(3,000 seats)
Location Quakenbrück, Germany
Team colors Black, red and white
President Alexander Meilwes
Head coach Stefan Koch
Championships 1 German Cup
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Artland Dragons is a professional basketball club based in Quakenbrück, Germany, that plays in the Basketball Bundesliga. Their home arena is Artland Arena, which has room for 3,000 spectators.[1]


Basketball has a long tradition in Quakenbrück. It was first played in the Artland-Gymnasium school. The basketball section of the sports club QTSV Quakenbrück was established in 1955. In the 1970s, the first men's team got their first achievement, by being promoted to the second German League, where they stayed for three seasons.

After a long time without great success, Günter 'Ice' Kollmann, former German basketball player and junior national team member, supported the QTSV team as a main sponsor. By continuous work on the youth education in the 1980s, the team had major successes in the 1990s. In 1994, the team was promoted to the second regional league, followed by promotion to the first regional league one season later, and promotion to the second national league another season later. In 2003, the promotion to the highest national league was made and the name of the club changed officially to Artland Dragons from QTSV Quakenbrück. QTSV then became a smaller partner club in a lower regional league.

In the seasons 1995–96 and 2002–03, the team was unbeaten in its league.

BBL history[edit]

2004: Play-offs missed by one game
2005: 5th place, Play-off quarter-final
2006: 5th place, Play-off quarter final, semi-final in the German Cup
2007: 8th place, vice-championship in league and German Cup
2008: 2nd place, Play-off quarter-final, German Cup Champion

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason German Cup European competitions
2000–01 2 2. BBL 2
2001–02 2 2. BBL 3
2002–03 2 2. BBL 1 Promoted
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 9
2004–05 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 Bundesliga 5 Quarterfinalist Fourth position
2006–07 1 Bundesliga 2 Runner-up Runner-up
2007–08 1 Bundesliga 5 Quarterfinalist Champion 2 ULEB Cup – Regular season
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 9 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 9 3 EuroChallenge – Regular season
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 4 Semifinalist Third position 3 EuroChallenge – Regular season
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 3 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge – Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist Fourth position 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 7 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2014–15 1 Bundesliga

Current team[edit]

The following players played for the Artland Dragons during the 2014-2015 Basketball-Bundesliga.

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Nr. Nat. Name Birthday Height Position
4 Germany David McCray 06-11-1986 1.87m Guard
6 Cyprus Anthony King 22-01-1985 2.06m Center
9 Germany Tim Schwartz 21-11-1987 1.97m Forward
10 Germany Bastian Doreth 08-06-1989 1.82m Guard
11 United States David Holston 26-01-1986 1.68m Guard
12 Germany Andreas Seiferth 23-06-1989 2.09m Center
13 Germany Guido Grünwald 25-10-1982 2.08m Forward
14 United States Brandon Thomas 17-08-1984 1.98m Forward
22 United States Antonio Graves 17-04-1985 1.91m Guard
24 United States Lawrence Hill 169-09-1987 2.03m Forward
31 United States Dennis Horner 05-02-1988 2.06m Forward
33 Germany Chad Topper 11-11-1985 1.99m Forward
55 Germany Isaiah Hartenstein 05-05-1998 2.09m Forward
United States Tyron McCoy 20-11-1972 Coach
Austria Martin Schiller 08-03-1982 Assistant coach

Partner / youth team[edit]

the Partner club of the Artland Dragons is the local basketball club "QTSV", with a men's team playing in the regional league, and a women's team playing in the second German women's league. There are also a variety of other teams (youth and adults, also wheelchair basketball). The youth team of the Artland Dragons is the "Young Dragons", which plays in the NBBL, the German youth team league (Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga).

Cheerleader squad and team mascot[edit]

The cheerleader squad is called "The Flames". It is trained by Annette Schone. The team mascot is a dragon called, "Tobi der Drache" (Tobi the Dragon).


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