|Born||September 15, 1973|
North Platte, Nebraska
|Nationality||American / Lebanese|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school||North Platte|
(North Platte, Nebraska)
|College||Colorado State (1992–1996)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|1996–1997||Galatasaray Café Crown|
|2002–2003||Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
|2004–2013||Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut|
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 attended Colorado State and was ranked second in blocked shots with 180 and 7th all time in games played, with 115 to his credit.
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
- 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
- Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Domestic Players Team -04, 05, 06
- Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Defensive Team -04, 05
- Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year -05
- Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Domestic Player of the Year -05
- Asia-Basket.com 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
- Asia-Basket.com All-Arab Club Championships 2nd Team
- William Jones Cup Tournament