Joe Vogel

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Joe Vogel
Personal information
Born (1973-09-15) September 15, 1973 (age 45)
North Platte, Nebraska
NationalityAmerican / Lebanese
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Platte
(North Platte, Nebraska)
CollegeColorado State (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1996–present
Career history
1996–1997Galatasaray Café Crown
1997–1998Red Wolves
2000–2001Rockford Lightning
2001–2002Champville SC
2002–2003Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2003Arecibo Captains
2003–2004Champville SC
2004–2013Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
2013–2015Homenetmen Beirut
2015–2016Byblos Club
2017–presentHoops Club

Joseph "Joe" Vogel (born September 15, 1973) is an American-Lebanese basketball player.

Vogel attended Colorado State. Upon graduation, he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 He played as a professional in Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Saudi Arabia and on a number of Lebanese basketball teams, including Sagesse Beirut, Champville SC and Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut.

After his naturalization as a Lebanese citizen, he also became a member of the Lebanese national basketball team. At 6'11", he was Lebanon's starting center. The American-Lebanese basketball player currently plays for Hoops Club as a center.


Vogel was drafted with the 45th overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Draft.


Vogel attended Colorado State and was ranked second in blocked shots with 180 and 7th all time in games played, with 115 to his credit.

Professional teams[edit]

After Seattle, Vogel joined Turkey's basketball Galatasaray Café Crown for the 1996–97 season. He was, however, replaced by Mills during that season. In 1997, he signed with the Red Wolves basketball team in Japan, and returned to the Seattle SuperSonics at their summer camp to train. Al-Ittihad was Vogel's next stop, in Saudi Arabia for the 1998-99 season.

Vogel arrived in Lebanon for the 1999–2000 season and signed with Sagesse Beirut. He also took part of some tournaments in the United States in 2000 and 2001. His return to Lebanon gave him the chance to join the Champville basketball team under a five-year contract.

Vogel was part of the Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut basketball team from 2004 until 2013. He won various local championships with Al Riyadi and across Asia, during which he was classified as MVP in some.[clarification needed] Vogel then played for Homenetmen Beirut, Byblos Club and Hoops Club.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Western Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team -95
  • Saudi Arabian League Champion -99
  • Asian Club Championships -99, 00
  • WAC 2nd Team -Pre96
  • Lebanese League Champion -00, 05, 06, 07,08,09,2010.
  • MVP of the Asian Cup tournament -99
  • IBL Semifinals -01
  • Lebanese National Team -01, 03, 05-07
  • Asian Championships -01(Finalist), 02, 05
  • Mediterranean Games in Tunisia -01
  • Lebanese League Semifinals -02
  • World Championships in Indianapolis (USA) -02
  • Dubai Tournament Winner -04.
  • Lebanese Cup Winner -04, 06, 07, 2015.
  • Lebanese League Regular Season Champion -04, 05, 06, 07
  • Lebanese League Finalist -04
  • Lebanese League All-Domestic Players Team -04, 05, 06
  • Lebanese League All-Defensive Team -04, 05
  • All-Lebanese League Center of the Year -05
  • All-Lebanese League Domestic Player of the Year -05
  • All-Lebanese League 1st Team -05
  • Arab Club Championships -05 (Silver, Asia-Basket All-1st Team), 06 (Winner), 07 (Winner)
  • World Championships in Japan -06
  • Asian Games in Doha
  • All-Arab Club Championships 2nd Team
  • William Jones Cup Tournament

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