Kolossos Rodou B.C.

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Kolossos Rodou
Kolossos Rodou logo
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 1963
History 1963 – Present
Arena Venetokleio Indoor Hall
(capacity: 1,700)
Location Rhodes, Greece
Team colors White and Cyan
         
President Michalis Kokkinos
Head coach Aris Lykogiannis
Championships A2 Championships: (1)
(2005)
Website kolossosbc.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Kolossos Rodou B.C., or Colossus Rhodes B.C., is a Greek professional basketball team that is located in Rhodes, Greece. Kolossos currently plays in the top-tier of Greek professional basketball, the Greek League. The club was founded in 1963, and also initially featured sports like volleyball and judo in the early 1980s. Today, the focus of the Greek athletic club is on the franchise's basketball department.

History[edit]

Due to geographical isolation, and very small financial abilities for most of the club's history, the basketball team was not able to compete at a high level, and was not funded properly. Kolossos was the first Greek basketball team located in the Aegean Sea region.

Rise[edit]

In 2000, the fate of the team finally changed when Kostas Kostaridis became the new team President, and took over the reins of the club. Kostaridis changed almost the entire club management, and stated that it was the goal of the team to rise from the Greek B League, to the Greek A2 League, and subsequently, the team did begin to rise up through Greece's B division of basketball.

In 2003, coach Vasilis Frangias joined the team, and the ascent up in the Greek A2 League division commenced. In the 2004–05 season, Kolossos won the championship of the Greek A2 League, and was therefore automatically moved into the top Greek League, the highest professional basketball league in Greece.

Roster[edit]

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

Kolossos Rodou B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 5 Greece Larentzakis, Giannoulis 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 22 – (1993-09-22)22 September 1993
SF 6 Greece Billis, Sotiris 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 – (1996-11-14)14 November 1996
SG 7 Greece Oikonomopoulos, Kostas 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (1996-09-23)23 September 1996
PF 8 Greece Manolopoulos, Sotiris 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1987-11-16)16 November 1987
F/C 9 United States Davis II, William 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 23 – (1992-09-09)9 September 1992
SF 10 Greece Georgallis, Ioannis 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 32 – (1983-05-17)17 May 1983
PF 11 Sweden Liden, Tom 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 28 – (1987-07-11)11 July 1987
PG 12 United States Releford, Trevor 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 – (1991-12-23)23 December 1991
G/F 13 Greece Aggelakos, Alex 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 21 – (1994-10-01)1 October 1994
PG 14 Finland Ahonen, Roope 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1990-06-12)12 June 1990
G/F 15 Greece Saloustros, Christos 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1990-03-29)29 March 1990
C 16 United States McGhee, Gary 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 27 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988
G 23 United States Lewis, Kelvin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 27 – (1988-04-12)12 April 1988
Head coach
  • Greece Aris Lykogiannis
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Stathis Neratzakis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2015-8-26

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Gary McGhee William Davis II
PF Sotiris Manolopoulos Tom Liden
SF Ioannis Georgallis Christos Saloustros Alex Aggelakos Sotiris Billis
SG Kelvin Lewis Giannoulis Larentzakis Kostas Oikonomopoulos
PG Trevor Releford Roope Ahonen

Championships[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Current sponsorships[edit]

External links[edit]