Hapoel Eilat B.C.

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Hapoel Eilat
Hapoel Eilat logo
Leagues Israeli Premier League
Founded 1970
History Hapoel Eilat B.C.
(1970–present)
Arena Begin Arena
Capacity 1,190
Location Eilat, Israel
Team colors Azure and Dark Blue
         
President Nachi Indik
Head coach Sharon Drucker
Team captain Afik Nissim
Website hapoeleilat.com
Uniforms

Hapoel Eilat (Hebrew: הפועל אילת‎), for sponsorship reasons named Hapoel Fattal Eilat, is an Israeli basketball club. The team currently plays in the Israeli Basketball Super League. The team represents the Far-South region of the country - the Arabah Area, and the city of Eilat.

History[edit]

The team earned promotion to the First Division for the first time in the 1990–91 season, while being coached by Arik Shivek.

In the 1996–97 season, the team lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Playoff semi-finals. A year later the team reached the finals, in which it lost 0-3 to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In early 2000, the team found itself in serious financial difficulties, which resulted in relegation to the second division. Later the team disbanded and re-established later in the lowest league. Overall, the team played in first divisions for eight seasons (1992–1999).

In the 2010–11 season, the team won the Igud Cup, the cup of the lower leagues, after beating Maccabi Kiryat Bialik in the final.

In June 2012, the team has gained the license of Habik'a B.C. to play in the Israeli Basketball Super League, starting at the 2012–13 Season.

In June 2015, the team has sensationally knocked out Israeli basketball powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv in the BSL semi finals, winning 3–2 in a best of five series. The team faced Hapoel Jerusalem in the Finals, but lost on aggregrate.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason State Cup League Cup European competitions
2010–11 3 Liga Artzit 4
2011–12 3 Liga Artzit 3
2012–13 1 Super League 3 Semifinalist
2013–14 1 Super League 5 Semifinalist Runners-up Semifinalist
2014–15 1 Super League 4 Runners-up Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 Super League 4 Semifinalist Runners-up
2016–17 1 Super League 2 Quarterfinalist Round of 16 Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 Super League Quarterfinalist

Source: Eurobasket.com

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Hapoel Eilat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 2 Israel Shriki, Itay 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (1998-02-04)4 February 1998
G 10 Israel Nissim, Afik (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 37 – (1981-01-31)31 January 1981
G/F 16 France Israel Bourdillon, Frédéric 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1991-03-16)16 March 1991
C 18 Israel Beir-Katz, Amit 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 29 – (1988-12-08)8 December 1988
G 23 Israel Reuven, Daniel 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 18 – (1999-08-25)25 August 1999
G 24 Israel Indik, Roy 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (2000-08-11)11 August 2000
PF Sweden Israel Skjöldebrand, Jonathan 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 35 – (1983-08-02)2 August 1983
G United States Israel Cohn, David 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 23 – (1995-03-28)28 March 1995
PG Israel Ben-Chimol, Avi 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 33 – (1985-05-22)22 May 1985
C Israel Zalmanson, Idan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1995-04-18)18 April 1995
G/F United States Smith Jr., Lenzelle 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1991-10-03)3 October 1991
F United States Tokoto, JP 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1993-09-15)15 September 1993
F/C United States Miller, Terrell 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1995-04-03)3 April 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 17, 2018

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Idan Zalmanson
PF Terrell Miller Jonathan Skjöldebrand
SF JP Tokoto Frédéric Bourdillon
SG Lenzelle Smith Jr.
PG Avi Ben-Chimol David Cohn
  • The “Russian Rule” requires every team to have at least two Israelis on the floor at all times.

Notable players[edit]

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

Participation in Europe[edit]

Former managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]