Hoops Club

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Hoops Club
Leagues Lebanese Basketball League
Founded 2001
History Hoops Club
2001 - present
Arena Michel Murr Stadium
Location Bauchrieh, Lebanon
Team colors Blue,Orange,White, and Black
President Jassem Kanso
Head coach Martin Knezevic
Website [1]
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Hoops Club (Arabic: نادي هوبس‎‎) is a Lebanese sports club most known for its basketball program. It is located in Beirut, Lebanon, with further branches in Antelias, Tyre and Southern suburb of Beirut.

Hoops club basketball team is part of the Lebanese Basketball League playing in division A. The club plays its home games in the Michelle el Murr Stadium. It has been in division A since the 2009-2010 season. Hoops has also taken part in WABA Champions Cup 2010.

The club also runs amateur basketball programs for training of younger basketball players.


HOOPS Club priority is the academy and inspiring the enjoyment of the game. However, the club saw it necessary to provide the young players with career path towards professional sports and add a sense of competition into the game. That is how the HOOPS professional teams were created starting with the basketball team composed of HOOPS Coaches which first competed in the Lebanese Basketball Federation in the 4th division, and later moved to the 3rd division by winning the championship.

In time Hoops gathered its friends, retired professional basketball players like Ghazi Boustani, Walid Doumyati, Elie Nasser, Rabih Saliba, Jassem Kanso, Dani Hamouch, Hussein Khatib and others to join its team, to provide them with the possibility to continue enjoying the game and reliving the experience of professional basketball. And that team came victorious in the championship scoring HOOPS a spot in the second division. And eventually the HOOPS team secured a rightful place in the first division.

When HOOPS first division won the 3rd place in the Lebanese Basketball Championship in 2009 - 2010 season, despite all odds HOOPS saw the pure joy and excitement resonate throughout HOOPS, with members of all teams, of all divisions pushing their limits excited to reach the same heights.

Today the HOOPS first division team, which consists of coaches and best academy graduates shines as an icon across the club proving that anyone has a chance to achieve greatness at what they are passionate about, and Hoops takes great pride in being able to provide this opportunity to all. Furthermore, the success of first division team would not have been possible, over the years, without the help of our dedicated esteemed sponsors who have provided the teams with the resources needed to train and compete and have supported them morally throughout their journey.


Hoops roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht.
SF 1 Lebanon Halabi, Wafa 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 2 Lebanon Makary, Tina 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
C 4 United States Karam, Lynn 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
F 7 Lebanon Tawbeh, Hussein 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 8 Lebanon Mezher, Ali 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
G/F 9 Lebanon Kansou, Hussein 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 10 Lebanon Arnaout Alaa, Eddin 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 11 Lebanon Zeinoun, Albert 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
F 12 Lebanon Bechara, Ribal 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SG 13 Lebanon Lakis, Hassan 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
SG 14 Lebanon Eid, Amir 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Lebanon Hagop Katenjian

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserves
C Tyronne Nelson
PF William Byrd Marwan Ziadeh
SF Antwain Barbour Khalil Aoun
SG Izzat Kaisi Jamil Abiad
PG Ali Mezher Farid Abou Jaoudeh

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