Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski

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BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski logo
LeaguesPLK
Founded1947; 72 years ago (1947)
ArenaHala Sportowa Stal
Capacity1,800
LocationOstrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Team colorsBlue, Gold, White
              
Head coachEmil Rajković
Championships1 Polish Cup
Websitewww.ksstal.pl

Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski, also known as BM Slam Ostrów Wielkopolski for sponsorship reasons, is a Polish basketball team, based in Ostrów Wielkopolski. They play in the PLK.

History[edit]

The original, non-sponsored club logo

In 2015, Stal promoted from the second-tier I Liga to the PLK. In its first season, the team finished 13th in the standings with a 12–20 record. In the 2016–17 season, Stal had a historic season as the team reached the semi-finals of the PLK after defeating MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza 3–0 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, Stal lost to Stelmet Zielona Góra but won the third place series against Energa Czarni Słupsk.

In the 2017–18 season, Stal had an even more successful season as the team reached the PLK finals for the first time after defeating Polski Cukier Toruń. In the Finals, the team lost to Anwil Włocławek, 2–4.

In 2019, Stal won the Polish Basketball Cup after defeating Arka Gdynia 77–74 in the final.[1] It was the first ever trophy for the club.

Honours[edit]

Polish Basketball Cup

Sponsorship names[edit]

The team has also been known as:

  • BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski (2012–2013)
  • Intermarché Bricomarché (2013–2015)[2]
  • BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski (2015–present)

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Polish Cup European competitions
2011–12 3 II Liga 2nd
2012–13 2 I Liga 9th
2013–14 2 I Liga 9th
2014–15 2 I Liga 1st
2015–16 1 PLK 13th
2016–17 1 PLK 3rd
2017–18 1 PLK 2nd 4 FIBA Europe Cup
QR1
1–1
2018–19 1 PLK 5th Champions

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup QR1 Israel Bnei Herzliya 65–64 84–74 Symbol delete vote.svg

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1 United States Johnson, Aaron 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 31 – (1988-10-27)27 October 1988
G 5 United States Troupe, Porter 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 36 – (1983-03-25)25 March 1983
PF 6 Poland Szewczyk, Szymon 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 36 – (1982-12-21)21 December 1982
PG 9 Poland Ochonko, Tomasz 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 33 – (1986-10-29)29 October 1986
SF 10 Bulgaria Nikolov, Hristo 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 34 – (1985-10-02)2 October 1985
SG 13 Poland Chanas, Kamil 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 34 – (1985-04-20)20 April 1985
SF 15 Poland Majewski, Lukasz 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 37 – (1982-10-30)30 October 1982
SG 22 United States Carter, Marc Antonio 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 34 – (1985-05-22)22 May 1985
C 24 Poland Tomaszek, Robert 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 38 – (1981-06-16)16 June 1981
PG 25 United States Threatt, Jay 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 30 – (1989-08-08)8 August 1989
C 33 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines King, Shawn 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 37 – (1982-06-06)6 June 1982
C United States Gates, Yancy 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 130 kg (287 lb) 30 – (1989-10-15)15 October 1989
G United States Calhoun, Omar 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1993-11-26)26 November 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Marko Veličković

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: September 16, 2019

Notable players[edit]

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

Individual awards[edit]

Award Players
PLK Most Valuable Player Shawn King (2017)
Polish Basketball Cup MVP Mateusz Kostrzewski (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suzuki Puchar Polski dla Arged BMSlam Stali!". Koszykówka - Polska Liga Koszykówki. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ Team profile – Eurobasket.com