Eskişehir Basket

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Eskişehir Basket
Eskişehir Basket logo
Founded2006
Dissolved2018
HistoryOlin Edirne
(2006–2014)
Eskişehir Basket
(2014–2018)
ArenaAnadolu Üniversitesi Sport Hall
Capacity5,000
LocationEskişehir, Turkey
Team colorsRed and Black
         
Championships1 TBL Federation Cup
Websiteeskisehirbasket.com
Uniforms

Eskişehir Basket was a professional basketball team based in the city of Eskişehir in Turkey. Their home arena was the Anadolu Üniversitesi Sport Hall with a capacity of 5,000 seats.

Founed in 2006, the club played in the highest tier Basketbol Süper Ligi for seven seasons. It also played in Europe for one season, in the 2011–12 EuroChallenge. In July 2018, the club withdrew from the BSL and ceased its basketball activities.[1]

History[edit]

The team was founded in 2006 and played first 2 seasons in Regional League and promoted to Second League in 2008. Olin Gençlik finished Turkish Basketball League (TBL) as 5th in 2008-2009 season. Olin Gençlik finally promoted to Turkish Basketball League in 2009-10 season finished play-offs as 2nd behind of Medical Park Trabzonspor.

Olin Gençlik renamed its name as Olin Edirne Basket before start of 2010-11 season. It gives very sound away victories against Galatasaray (70-63) and Beşiktaş (93-83) in debut season. Olin Edirne finished Turkish Basketball League as 7th in 2010-2011 season and qualify for play Eurochallenge.

Olin Edirne Basket haven't got a good season in 2012-13. They played Eurochallenge and Olin eliminated at the Group Stages.

Olin Edirne finished the 2012–13 season on the 14th spot and managed to stay in the league.

Olin Edirne started the 2013–14 season with new coach Cem Akdağ. The team has a record of 4 wins and 6 losses and is ranked at the 10th spot after 10 games in the competition. The team leader is Darius Washington, who is also the top scorer of the Turkish League. Greek forward Christos Tapoutos and American Center Torin Francis are having both an excellent season with double figures in points per game.

Olin Edirne moved to Eskişehir in 2014, because Olin doesn't support to Edirne Basket anymore. The team opens new season in Eskişehir as Eskişehir Basket. In 2014–15 the team was relegated to the Turkish Basketball League (TBL).

In the 2017–18 season, Eskişehir finished seventh in the BSL, thus qualifying for the next season's Basketball Champions League.[2] On 13 July 2018, Eskişehir withdrew from the upcoming BSL and Basketball Champions League seasons.[3]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2006–07 3 EBBL 3rd
2007–08 3 EBBL 1st
2008–09 2 TBL 5th
2009–10 2 TBL 2nd
2010–11 1 BSL 7th Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 BSL 14th Group stage 3 EuroChallenge
RS
2012–13 1 BSL 14th Group stage
2013–14 1 BSL 14th Group stage
2014–15 1 BSL 15th Group stage
2015–16 2 TBL 15th
2016–17 2 TBL 2nd
2017–18 1 BSL
7th

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Eskişehir Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 6 Turkey Candan, Berkay 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 26 – (1993-05-22)22 May 1993
PG 9 Turkey Sonsırma, Yunus Emre 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 26 – (1992-10-08)8 October 1992
F 24 Turkey Alemdaroğlu, Mehmet 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 22 – (1996-07-24)24 July 1996
G 30 Turkey Engindeniz, Dorukhan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1992-11-29)29 November 1992
Head coach
  • vacant
Assistant coach(es)
  • vacant

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 10, 2018

Notable players[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eskişehir Basket ligden çekildi". CNN Türk. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Champions line up in battle for European glory". BasketballCL.com. 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Eskisehir withdraws from Basketball Champions League and Turkish BSL League - Eurohoops". 12 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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