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 City, Rhodes, Greece
Team colors White and Cyan
         
President Michalis Kokkinos
Head coach Aris Lykogiannis
2015–16 position Greek Basket League
Championships 1 Greek A2 Championship (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 on the island of Rhodes, in Rhodes City, 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]

Early years[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 for many years, 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 immediate goal of the team to rise from the 3rd-tier level Greek B League, to the 2nd-tier level Greek A2 League, and subsequently, the team did begin to rise up through Greece's club basketball league system.

In 2003, coach Vasilis Frangias joined the team, and the ascent up into the Greek A2 League division commenced. In the 2004–05 season, Kolossos won the championship of the Greek A2 League, and was therefore automatically promoted up into the top-tier level 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 6 Greece Liapis, Michail 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 21 – (1995-03-11)11 March 1995
F/C 7 United States Reddic, Juvonte 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 24 – (1992-05-23)23 May 1992
F 8 United Kingdom Chuku, Jesse 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 23 – (1993-03-15)15 March 1993
SF 10 Greece Georgallis, Ioannis 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 33 – (1983-05-17)17 May 1983
G/F 11 Greece Saloustros, Christos 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1990-03-29)29 March 1990
PG 12 United States Releford, Trevor 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 – (1991-12-23)23 December 1991
SF 13 Greece Aggelakos, Alex 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (1994-10-01)1 October 1994
PG 14 Finland Ahonen, Roope 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 26 – (1990-06-12)12 June 1990
F 21 Greece Vasilopoulos, Panagiotis 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 33 – (1984-02-08)8 February 1984
PG 23 Greece Papadakis, Kostas 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 18 – (1998-09-27)27 September 1998
F/C 33 United States Watson, Earl 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 26 – (1990-09-14)14 September 1990
PG 34 United States Hall, Langston 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1991-11-01)1 November 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Stathis Neratzakis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: December 20th, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Juvonte Reddic Earl Watson
PF Panagiotis Vasilopoulos Jesse Chuku
SF Ioannis Georgallis Christos Saloustros Alex Aggelakos
SG Langston Hall Michail Liapis
PG Trevor Releford Roope Ahonen Kostas Papadakis

Championships[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Current sponsorships[edit]

References[edit]

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