Okapi Aalstar

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Crelan Okapi Aalstar
Crelan Okapi Aalstar logo
Leagues Pro Basketball League
Founded 1949; 69 years ago (1949)
History Okapi Aalst
Arena Okapi Forum
Capacity 2,800
Location Aalst, Belgium
Team colors Blue, White
President Rudi de Hainaut
Championships 1 Belgian Cup
2 Belgian Supercups
Website okapiaalstar.be

Okapi Aalstar, for sponsorships reasons named Crelan Okapi Aalstar, is a Belgian professional basketball club from Aalst, Belgium. The club competes in the top tier Pro Basketball League (PBL) and plays its home games in the Okapi Forum, which has a seating capacity of 2,800 people.

Okapi is a long-time participant of the Belgian first division, is the owner of one Belgian Cup and two Supercups. As well, Aalstar is a regular participant in European competitions; mostly in the EuroChallenge.

In its history the team has known a lot of quality players who would be named Belgian League MVP or have played for top Euroleague and NBA teams like Chris Copeland and Matt Lojeski.


Runner-up: 2013–14
Runner-up: 1963–64, 1997–98, 2012–13
2012, 2013

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup European competitions Other competitions
2011–12 1 BLB 5th Champion 3 EuroChallenge T16
2012–13 1 BLB 4th Runner–up 3 EuroChallenge T16 Supercup C
2013–14 1 BLB 2nd Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge RS Supercup C
2014–15 1 BLB 3rd Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge T16
2015–16 1 BLB 2nd Semifinalist
2016–17 1 BLB 5th Semifinalist
2017–18 1 BLB Quarterfinalist



Current roster[edit]

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

Okapi Aalstar roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 1 United States Channels, Wesley 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 2 United States Taylor, Vernon 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
F/C 4 United States Amis, Bill 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
G 5 Belgium Hemeleers, Sam 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
C 6 United States Tofi, John 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
G 7 Belgium Beaujean, Theo 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
G/F 8 Belgium Gesquiere, Simon 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
F 10 Belgium Troisfontaines, Olivier 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
G/F 11 Belgium Geukens, Senne 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
F/C 13 Belgium Kohajda, Justin 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 14 Nigeria Enobakhare, Leigh 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
F 24 United States Dunham, Kellen 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
F/C 45 United States Chrabascz, Andrew 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
PG Belgium Casero-Ortiz, Sigfredo 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
SF Belgium Buysse, Simon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
G United States Laster, Mike 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2018-06-20

Notable players[edit]

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