Leuven Bears

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Stella Artois Leuven Bears
Stella Artois Leuven Bears logo
Leagues Pro Basketball League
Founded 1999; 19 years ago (1999)
History Telindus Leuven
(1999–2001)
Vastiau-Godeau Leuven
(2001–2003)
Basket Groot Leuven
(2003–2007)
Spotter Leuven
(2007–2009)
Leuven Bears
(2009–present)
Arena Sportoase
Capacity 3,400
Location Leuven, Belgium
Team colors Black, Orange, White
              
Main sponsor Stella Artois
Championships 1 Belgian Cup
Website leuvenbears.be
Uniforms

Leuven Bears, for sponsorship reasons also called Stella Artois Leuven Bears is a Belgian professional basketball club from Leuven, Belgium. The club competes in the Pro Basketball League (PBL), the highest tier in Belgian basketball.

History[edit]

The team has played in the Belgian First Division since 1999 and has participated in the Belgian Cup since 1954, winning the tournament in 2005. The Belgian Cup victory earned the team a place in the 2005–06 FIBA EuroCup where it finished fourth in its opening-round group and was eliminated.

Current roster[edit]

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

Leuven Bears roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
PG 4 Belgium Stevens, Stijn 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
PG 5 United States Rundles, Cameron 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
SF 7 Belgium Bogaerts, Rafael 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
G 8 Belgium Lambot, Anthony 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 9 Belgium Sissoko, Lucien 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
SF 12 Belgium Gaudoux, Maxime 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
G/F 13 United States Lumpkin, Sanjay 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 15 Bosnia and Herzegovina Alihodžić, Fahro 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
F/C 21 Netherlands van Zegeren, Joey 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
G 24 Lithuania Žabas, Evaldas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 25 April 2018

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup European competitions
2002–03 1 BLB 5th
2003–04 1 BLB 9th
2004–05 1 BLB 6th
2005–06 1 BLB 8th 3 FIBA EuroCup
RS
2006–07 1 BLB 10th
2007–08 1 BLB 9th
2008–09 1 BLB 6th
2009–10 1 BLB 9th
2010–11 1 BLB 6th
2011–12 1 BLB 6th Semifinalist
2012–13 1 BLB 6th Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 BLB 7th Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 BLB 11th Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 BLB 11th Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 BLB 9th Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 BLB 10th Round of 16

Players[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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

External links[edit]