BCM U Pitești

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BCM U FC Argeș Piteşti
BCM U Pitești logo.jpg
Nickname Vulturii Violeți
(Violet Eeagles)
(The White and Purples)
Trupa din Trivale
(The Team from Trivale)
Leagues Liga Națională
Founded 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
History CS Universitatea Pitești
BCM Pitești
BCMUS Argeș Pitești
CSU Pitești
BCM U Piteşti
Arena Trivale
Arena Capacity 2,000
Location Piteşti , Romania
Team colors White, Violet
President Dinu Gheorghe
Head coach Hristu Șapera
Championships 1 Romanian League
1 Romanian Cup
1 Romanian Supercup
Website Official website

Active departments of SCM Pitești
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Football Basketball
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg

BCM U FC Argeș Piteşti (until 2011 it was called CSU Pitesti) is a Romanian professional basketball club, based in Piteşti, Romania. The club competes in the Liga Națională, and has also been named in recent years CS Universitatea, BCM Piteşti and BCMUS Argeş Piteşti, CSU Piteşti and BCM U Piteşti. The team won the Romanian championship in 2000, and qualified for the finals in 2007, losing against CSU Asesoft.[1] Also, the team won the Romanian Cup in the season 2011-2012 and the SuperCup in the season 2012-2013.


In 2013 Pitești held the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B, Hristu Șapera, BCM U Pitești coach was also the coach of the Romanian National Team Under-20.

Season summaries[edit]


In the season: 2011-2012, the team finished on 9th place after the regular season end therefore the team didn't qualify for the Play-Off. In the Romanian Cup the team won the Cup after a great win with 91-78 against BC Timișoara in the final game played at Bucharest.


In the season: 2012-2013, BCM U Piteşti won the Romanian SuperCup after winning against CSU Asesoft. After the regular season end, the team finished on 11th[2] place (13 wins - 17 losses) and went to play with BC Farul Constanța in Play-Out for remaining in the first national division. BCM U Pitesti win with 3-0 against BC Farul Constanta. Also the team participated in EuroChallenge, but finished in the group stage with 1 win and 5 losses.


In the season: 2013-2014, BCM U Pitești qualified in the Final Four of the Romanian Cup after beating U Mobitelco Cluj Napoca in the quarter finals but they lost in the Semi-Finals against CSM Oradea and against CSU Ploiești in the bronze medal game. After the regular season end, the team finished on 6th place and went to play with BC Mureș in the Play-Offs. BCM U Pitești lost the series with 3-1.


In the season: 2014-2015, BCM U Pitești qualified for the second consecutive year in the Final Four of the Romanian Cup and they finished 3rd after losing against future winner BC Timișoara and won against CSU Sibiu in the small final. In the regular season, the team finished in 5th place but they lost the Play-Off series in the quarter finals against CS Energia Târgu Jiu with a final score: 3-0.


In the season: 2015-2016, Pitești reached the quarter finals of the Romanian Cup but they lost against future winners U BT Cluj Napoca after a last-second point scored. In the regular season they finished on 9th place and didn't qualify for the Play-Offs (Pitești had a 3-point penalty due to a violation regarding the second team a year before).


In the season: 2016-2017, Pitești reached the quarter finals of the Play-Off but they lost against Steaua CSM Bucharest after a 3-0 series. In the Romanian Cup they lost in the first round against SCM U Craiova.[3]

Current roster[edit]

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

BCM U Piteşti roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
G/F 8 Romania Căprărescu, Mihai 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
C 14 Romania Chirof, Lucian 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PF 18 Ukraine Agafonov, Andriy 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
F 33 Romania Corpodean, Vlad 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
PG 77 Republic of Macedonia Kostoski, Aleksandar (C) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 1 United States Russell, Nick. 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
F 9 Romania Oprea, Adrian 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 11 United States Troupe, Porter 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 6 Romania Ciotlăuș, Marius 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 12 Finland Nuutinen, Matti 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 14 Romania Nicoară, Titus 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 15 Romania Lázár, László 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
PG 77 Romania Onea, Dragoș 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Head coach
  • Romania Șapera Hristu
Assistant coach(es)
  • Romania Ziguli Alexandru

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 26 September 2017

Notable former players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
  • Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.

Competitive record[edit]

Seasons Championships Cups Europe Coach Roster
2011–12 9th place Winner No tournament Tudor Costescu Damien Kinloch, Lucian Chirof, Alexandru Ziguli, Alexandru Neguț, Daniel Popescu, Octavian Calotă, Senai Isleam, Darko Vujacic, Georgian Păun, Ivan Stefanovic, Slobodan Popovic, Uros Velickovic
2012–13 11th place Quarter Finals EuroChallengeCup-group stage Tudor Costescu Damien Kinloch, Lucian Chirof, Daniel Popescu, Marcel Jones,Adobe Gennie, Slobodan Popovic, Alexandru Neguț, Corneliu Alexiu, Cosmin Mătăsaru, Octavian Calotă, Pancracije Barac, Drasko Albijanic
2013–14 6th place 4th place No tournament Hristu Șapera Vlad Dogaru, Ante Krapic, Iulian Orbeanu, Iulian Corneanu, Marian Minea, Ousmane Barro, Pankracije Barac, Kenn Tutt, Lamonte Ulmer, Edi Sinadinovic, Marko Djurkovic, Cornel Alexiu, Lucian Chirof, Vlad Corpodean, Alexandru Neguț.
2014–15 5th place 3rd place No tournament Hristu Șapera Iulian Orbeanu,Cornel Alexiu, Lucian Chirof, Cezar Stănescu, Căprărescu Mihai, Alexandru Neguț, Yurii Fraseniuk, Mirko Kovac, Marko Sutalo, Radenko Pilcevic, Ronald Ross, Stevan Milosevic, Krystopher Faber, Nemanja Kovacevic, Nemanja Maric, Dalibor Djapa
2015–16 9th place Quarter finals No tournament Jovica Arsic/ Adjelko Mandic/ Hristu Șapera Cornel Alexiu, Lucian Chirof, Căprărescu Mihai, Alexandru Neguț, Ronald Ross,Cătălin Vlaicu, Adrian Tudor, Pedja Stamenkovic, Aleksandar Mladenovic, Bogdan Stăncuț, Vyacheslav Bobrov, Maxsym Pustozvonov, Tauras Jogela, Ghiță Balmuș, Vincent Hunter, Jamar Diggs.
2016–17 6th place 1st round No tournament Hristu Șapera Lucian Chirof, Căprărescu Mihai, Alexandru Neguț, Adrian Tudor, Aleksandar Mladenovic, Bogdan Stăncuț, Ghiță Balmuș, Vincent Hunter,Pavel Marinov, Vlad Corpodean, Alin Zaharie, Aleksandar Kostoski, Tomislav Gabric


  1. ^ "CSU Pitesti history (Romania-Div.A)". Eurobasket. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. ^ http://baschetromania.ro/team/bcm-u-pitesti-17/

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