Kolossos Rodou B.C.

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Kolossos H Hotels
Kolossos H Hotels logo
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 1963; 54 years ago (1963)
History Kolossos Rodou B.C.
(1963–present)
Arena Venetokleio Indoor Hall
Arena Capacity 1,700
Location Rhodes City, Rhodes, Greece
Team colors White and Cyan
         
President Michalis Kokkinos
Head coach Aris Lykogiannis
2016–17 position Greek League
7th
Championships 1 Greek A2 Championship
Website kolossosbc.gr
Uniforms


Kolossos Rodou B.C. (Greek: Κολοσσός Ρόδου K.A.E.), for sponsorship reasons Kolossos H Hotels, is a Greek professional basketball team that is located on the island of Rhodes, in Rhodes City. Kolossos currently plays in the top-tier level of Greek professional basketball, the Greek League. The club was founded in 1963, and also initially featured sports like volleyball and judo in the early 1980s.[1] Today, the focus of the Greek athletic club is on the franchise's men's basketball department.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Due to geographical isolation, and very small financial abilities for most of the club's history, the basketball team was not able to compete at a high level for many years, and was not funded properly. Kolossos was the first Greek basketball team located in the Aegean Sea region.

Rise[edit]

In 2000, the fate of the team finally changed, when Kostas Kostaridis became the new team President, and took over the reins of the club.[2] Kostaridis changed almost the entire club management, and stated that it was the immediate goal of the team to rise from the 3rd-tier level Greek B League, to the 2nd-tier level Greek A2 League, and subsequently, the team did begin to rise up through Greece's club basketball league system.

In 2003, coach Vassilis Frangias joined the team, and the ascent up into the Greek A2 League division commenced. In the 2004–05 season, Kolossos won the championship of the Greek A2 League, and was therefore automatically promoted up into the top-tier level Greek League, the highest professional basketball league in Greece.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Greek Cup European competitions
2011–12
1
Basket League
4th
22–13
2012–13
1
Basket League
10th
8–18
2013–14
1
Basket League
10th
10–16
2014–15
1
Basket League
7th
14–15
2015–16
1
Basket League 7th
11–17
2016–17
1
Basket League 7th
14–15
Quarterfinalist
2017–18
1
Basket League Quarterfinalist

Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Kolossos Rodou roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1 United States Griffin, Malcolm 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1991-08-10)10 August 1991
SF 2 United States Harris, Ramon 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1988-05-26)26 May 1988
F/C 3 United States Jones, Marvin 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 – (1993-12-29)29 December 1993
G/F 5 Greece Schizas, Stavros 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1989-01-10)10 January 1989
PG 8 Croatia Prostran, Toni 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 26 – (1991-04-09)9 April 1991
SF 10 Greece Georgallis, Ioannis (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 34 – (1983-05-17)17 May 1983
SF 12 Greece Billis, Sotiris 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 20 – (1996-11-14)14 November 1996
G/F 13 Greece Aggelakos, Alex 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 23 – (1994-10-01)1 October 1994
G 19 Greece Stamatis, Dimitrios 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 21 – (1996-01-12)12 January 1996
SG 20 United States Bray, T.J. 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 25 – (1992-06-14)14 June 1992
PG 23 Greece Papadakis, Kostas 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 19 – (1998-09-27)27 September 1998
F/C 44 United States Wright, Keith 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 28 – (1989-07-22)22 July 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Stathis Neratzakis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: December 20th, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Marvin Jones Keith Wright
PF Ramon Harris Ioannis Georgallis
SF Stavros Schizas Sotiris Billis Alex Aggelakos
SG T.J. Bray Dimitrios Stamatis
PG Malcolm Griffin Toni Prostran Kostas Papadakis

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]