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TTÜ
TTÜ logo
Leagues Korvpalli Meistriliiga
Baltic Basketball League
Founded 1951; 66 years ago (1951)
History
Arena TTÜ Sports Hall
Arena Capacity 1,000
Location Tallinn, Estonia
Team colors Grey, Red, White
              
Main sponsor Tallinn University of Technology
Head coach Rait Käbin
Championships 8 Estonian Championships
7 Estonian Cups
Website www.ttu.ee/korvpall
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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TTÜ Korvpalliklubi (English: Tallinn University of Technology Basketball Club) is a professional basketball club based in Tallinn, Estonia. They play in the Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML) and internationally in the regional Baltic Basketball League. Their home arena is the TTÜ Sports Hall.

TTÜ have won 8 Estonian Championships and 7 Estonian Cups.

History[edit]

The game of basketball was first introduced to the Tallinn Tehnikum (predecessor of the Tallinn University of Technology) in 1928. The team's first game was played on 4 February 1928, in the NMKÜ Sports Hall, with Tallinn Tehnikum beating the visiting University of Tartu team 21–19.[1] Tallinn University of Technology men's basketball team first played in the top-tier Estonian Championship in 1951. Coached by Jaroslav Dudkin, the team emerged as a major force in Estonian basketball in the 1960s. Led by Tõnno Lepmets and Priit Tomson, the team won 6 consecutive Estonian Championships from 1961 to 1966. In 1982, Dudkin retired and was replaced as head coach by August Sokk. In 1984 and 1985, the team led by Tiit Sokk and Margus Metstak won two more Estonian Championship titles.[1] TTÜ began to struggle in the early 1990s as new professional basketball clubs joined the league and following the 1993–94 season, the university team was relegated from the KML.

From 1999 to 2002, TTÜ sponsored the KML team TTÜ-A. Le Coq (former BC Tallinn) and from 2002 to 2004, TTÜ/A. Le Coq (former BC Hotronic).[2] TTÜ/A. Le Coq won the Estonian Cup in 2003. In 2004, TTÜ/A. Le Coq folded and TTÜ continued in the I Liiga.[3]

TTÜ returned to the KML in 2006 and finished the 2006–07 season in 9th place. In 2008, TTÜ reached the Estonian Cup final, but were defeated by Kalev/Cramo 90–61. The team finished the 2008–09 regular season in third place and advanced to the playoffs. TTÜ swept Rakvere Tarvas in the quarterfinals and faced Kalev/Cramo in the semifinals, but lost the series 0 games to 3. TTÜ finished the season with bronze medals after defeating Valga in the third place games. In 2011, the team merged with Tallinna Kalev and became TTÜ/Kalev. TTÜ/Kalev finished the 2010–11 season in third place, being eliminated by TÜ/Rock in the semifinals and beating Rakvere Tarvas in the third place games. The unified team dissolved after the 2010–11 season and both clubs continued separately.[4] In 2013, TTÜ won the inaugural season of the International Students Basketball League.[5]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

TTÜ roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Estonia Saare, Sander 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 23 – (1994-02-14)14 February 1994
SG 5 Estonia Akenpärg, Kiur (C) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1988-06-25)25 June 1988
SG 7 Estonia Pajumets, Ivalo 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 19 – (1997-05-02)2 May 1997
PG 8 Estonia Puur, Risto 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 22 – (1994-06-01)1 June 1994
SG 9 Estonia Viilup, Sander 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (1997-02-24)24 February 1997
PF 10 Estonia Kaaberma, Aleksander 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 21 – (1995-09-25)25 September 1995
PF 12 Estonia Koort, Rain 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (1995-06-21)21 June 1995
SF 20 Estonia Suurorg, Silver 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 19 – (1997-11-24)24 November 1997
SF 22 Estonia Kuimet, Reni Alvin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 19 – (1997-06-22)22 June 1997
PF 23 Estonia Raadik, Toomas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 26 – (1990-08-15)15 August 1990
C 33 Serbia Vujović, Nikola 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 24 – (1993-03-10)10 March 1993
SG 41 Estonia Olmre, Sten 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 22 – (1995-01-31)31 January 1995
SF 52 Estonia Järveläinen, Joonas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1990-08-17)17 August 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 1 March 2017


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Nikola Vujović
PF Toomas Raadik Rain Koort Aleksander Kaaberma
SF Joonas Järveläinen Reni Alvin Kuimet Silver Suurorg
SG Sten Olmre Kiur Akenpärg Sander Viilup Ivalo Pajumets
PG Sander Saare Risto Puur

Coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Estonian Cup Baltic Basketball League ISBL
2006–07 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 9 4–32 Round of 32
2007–08 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 10 6–30 First round
2008–09 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3 Third place 17–11 4–4 Runner-up BBL Challenge Cup QF 11–11
2009–10 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3 Fourth place 20–8 4–6 Third place BBL Challenge Cup 4th 6–6
2010–11 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3 Third place 25–7 5–5 Fourth place Baltic Basketball League RS 6–18
2011–12 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5 Quarterfinalist 12–16 1–3 Fourth place BBL Challenge Cup QF 3–9
2012–13 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 4 Quarterfinalist 16–16 0–3 Quarterfinalist Baltic Basketball League RS 2–8 ISBL C 14–0
2013–14 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 4 Quarterfinalist 16–16 1–3 Quarterfinalist ISBL 6th 11–2
2014–15 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7 Quarterfinalist 12–20 0–3 Fourth place Baltic Basketball League RS 4–8 ISBL RU 4–1
2015–16 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7 Quarterfinalist 11–21 0–3 Fourth place Baltic Basketball League RS 2–10 ISBL C 7–1
2016–17 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5 Quarterfinalist 16–16 0–3 Quarterfinalist Baltic Basketball League T16 5–9 ISBL N/A N/A

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Estonian Championship

  • Winners (8): 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1983–84, 1984–85

Estonian Cup

  • Winners (7): 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970

International Students Basketball League

  • Winners (2): 2012–13, 2015–16

Individual awards[edit]

All-KML Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lühipilk ajalukku" (in Estonian). Tallinn University of Technology. 
  2. ^ "A.Le Coq, TTÜ ja Hotronic: toetajad liitusid, tiimid mitte" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 28 May 2002. 
  3. ^ "Hüvasti, TTÜ/A.Le Coq" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 7 May 2004. 
  4. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Tallinn Kalev. 
  5. ^ "ISBL". International Students Basketball League. 

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