EWE Baskets Oldenburg

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EWE Baskets Oldenburg
EWE Baskets Oldenburg logo
Leagues BBL
Eurocup
Founded 1954
History Oldenburger TB
(1954–2001)
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
(2001–Present)
Arena Large EWE Arena
Arena Capacity 6,069
Location Oldenburg, Germany
Team colors Blue, Yellow, White, Navy
                   
President Hermann Schüller
Gerold Lange
Head coach Mladen Drijenčić
Championships 1 German Championship
1 German Cup
1 German Supercup
Retired numbers 6, 8, 14
Website EWE-Baskets.de
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
Away

EWE Baskets Oldenburg is a professional basketball club that is based in the city of Oldenburg, Germany. The club plays in the Bundesliga and in the Eurocup. The club's name is derived from the team's main sponsor EWE AG, which is an electric utility company. The club's home arena is the Large EWE Arena.

History[edit]

The club began in the year 1954 as the basketball department of the Oldenburger TB sports club. In the year 2001, the basketball department of Oldenburger TB formed a new separate club, called EWE Baskets Oldenburg.

In the season of 2008-09, EWE Baskets Oldenburg achieved their greatest success, by winning the German League championship title. As German Champion, Oldenburg won the right to play in the Euroleague during the next season of 2009-10.[1]

In 2015, they won the German Cup while being host to the Final Four. In the Semi-final, Oldenburg beat Bonn 71–77 and in the Final the team was too strong for Bamberg 70–72.[2]

Arenas[edit]

Oldenburg's home games take place at the 6,069 seat Large EWE Arena, which opened in 2013.

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg retired numbers[3]
Nat. Player Tenure
6 Germany Daniel Strauch 2003–2010
8 Czech Republic Pavel Bečka 1995–2004; 2006
14 United States Tyron McCoy 2001–2007

Current roster[edit]

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

EWE Baskets Oldenburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 United States Kramer, Chris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1988-04-04)4 April 1988
SF 33 Germany Schwethelm, Philipp 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 26 – (1989-05-01)1 May 1989
PG 5 Brazil Machado, Scott 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1990-06-08)8 June 1990
C 41 United States Qvale, Brian 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 27 – (1988-11-03)3 November 1988
PF 12 Netherlands Smeulders, Robin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 28 – (1987-06-19)19 June 1987
SG 44 United States Duggins, Vaughn 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 28 – (1987-07-10)10 July 1987
SG 20 Slovenia Prepelic, Klemen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 23 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992
PG 21 Germany Lockhart, Dominic 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 21 – (1994-07-03)3 July 1994
SF 23 United States Paulding, Rickey (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 33 – (1982-10-23)23 October 1982
SF 7 Germany Wimberg, Jan-Niklas (DP) 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 19 – (1996-02-11)11 February 1996
PF 32 Serbia Aleksandrov, Nemanja 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 28 – (1987-04-10)10 April 1987
PF 10 Germany Kramer, Dennis 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 24 – (1992-01-18)18 January 1992
PF 13 Germany Bacak, Marko 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 20 – (1995-11-14)14 November 1995
Head coach
  • Germany Mladen Drijencic
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Mauricio Parra

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 3 August 2015


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Brian Qvale Robin Smeulders
PF Nemanja Aleksandrov Dennis Kramer Marko Bacak
SF Rickey Paulding Philipp Schwethelm Jan-Niklas Wimberg
SG Klemen Prepelič Vaughn Duggins
PG Scott Machado Chris Kramer Dominic Lockhart
  • Injured Denotes injured player.

Season by season[edit]

Fans of EWE Baskets Oldenburg during a Playoff game in May 2014
Season Tier League Pos. Postseason German Cup European competitions
2001–02 1 Bundesliga 12 Relegation playoffs Runner-up
2002–03 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 5 Quarterfinalist
2004–05 1 Bundesliga 7 Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 Bundesliga 8 Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 Bundesliga 9
2007–08 1 Bundesliga 3 Semifinalist
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 1 Champion 3 EuroChallenge – Last 16
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague – Regular season
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup – First stage
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 10 Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge – Last 16
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 2 Runner-up Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge – Third place
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 4 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 7 Quarterfinalist Champion 2 Eurocup – Regular season

Achievements[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History
  2. ^ "2015-04-12 BAM-OLD". Beko-bbl.de. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  3. ^ EWE Baskets - Retired Numbers

External links[edit]