Apollon Patras B.C.

Apollon Patras B.C., named after the Greek God Apollo, is a Greek professional basketball club that is located in Patras, Greece. Apollon Patras B.C. is the men's basketball club of the Greek multi sports athletic union A.S. Apollon Patras. The club's name sponsorship is Apollon Patras B.C. Carna. Currently, Apollon competes in the Greek Basket League, which is the 1st-tier level basketball division in Greece.

Apollon Patras Oscar
Apollon Patras Oscar logo
LeaguesGreek Basket League
Greek Cup
ArenaApollon Patras Indoor Hall
LocationPatras, Greece
Team colorsWhite and Black
PresidentKontis Ioannis
Head coachNikos Vetoulas
Team captainGeorgios Bogris
Championships4 Greek 2nd Division


Apollon Patras warming up before their home game against Panionios, in the 2014–15 season.

The club's parent athletic club, A.S. Apollon Patras, was founded in 1926. The club's men's basketball section, Apollon Patras B.C., was founded in the year 1947. Apollon Patras B.C. has competed in the top division Greek Basket League, in a total of 32 different seasons so far, being one of the constant teams in the Greek League's top division over the years.

The club competed in the top division for the first time in the 1971–72 season. Apollon won the local Achaea regional tournament 4 times, in the years 1956, 1958, 1971, and 1973.

In the 1996–97 season, Apollon B.C. had one of its most successful seasons, finishing in the 7th place of the Greek League, and reaching the Round of 16 at the Saporta Cup. The club also made it to the final of the Greek Cup, for the first time in its history, but they were defeated by Olympiacos. In that particular season, Olympiacos had what is considered to be one of the greatest teams in European basketball history, as they had won the 1997 Triple Crown.

One more successful season followed in the 1997–98 season, in which Apollon finished in the 6th place of the Greek League, and made it to the Saporta Cup Round of 32. The following year (1998–99), the team was relegated down to the Greek A2 Basket League (Greek 2nd Division).

In 2003, Apollon B.C. won the Greek Second Division championship, and subsequently returned to the Greek first division for four straight seasons (2004 to 2007). The team was relegated to the second division again after the 2006–07 season, and returned to the top division Greek Basket League in the 2012–13 season. In that season, Apollon made the league's playoffs, and finished in 8th place in the league's final standings.

Apollon played in the 2015 Greek Cup Final, where they lost to Panathinaikos, by a score of 68–53.

Apollon Patras in international competitionsEdit


Apollon Patras plays its home games at the 3,500 seat Apollon Patras Indoor Hall. They have also played home games at the Dimitris Tofalos Arena, which can seat 4,200.

Titles and honoursEdit

National competitions: (4×)

Local competitions: (4×)

  • Achaia Regional Championship (4×): 1956, 1958, 1971, 1973 [1]

National honours:

European honours:

Apollon Patras' season by season rankingsEdit

  • Bold indicates seasons in which the club made the Greek top-tier level league's playoffs.
  • Italics indicates seasons in which the club competed in levels below the Greek top-tier level.


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

Apollon Patras B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0   Griffin, Nick 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 28 – (1995-02-27)27 February 1995
SG 1   Verge Jr., Alonzo 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 24 – (1998-10-17)17 October 1998
F 3   Davis, A. J. 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995
C 4   Bogris, Georgios (C) 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 34 – (1989-02-19)19 February 1989
G/F 6   Vissariou, Tilemachos 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 21 – (2002-01-28)28 January 2002
C 8   Sylla, Ibrahim 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1995-08-09)9 August 1995
PF 12   Filippakos, Panagiotis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 28 – (1994-04-09)9 April 1994
PG 18   Karampelas, Zois 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 21 – (2001-04-27)27 April 2001
G/F 21   Calhoun, Omar 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1993-11-26)26 November 1993
F/C 22   Kogionis, Georgios 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 21 – (2001-05-02)2 May 2001
G/F 23   Mack, Tevin 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 – (1997-05-01)1 May 1997
G 56   Mastrogiannopoulos, Sarantis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 25 – (1997-12-03)3 December 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Spyros Deraos
  •   Kostas Tzamakos

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 25 March 2023

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Giorgos Bogris Ibrahim Sylla
PF A. J. Davis Panos Filippakos Giorgos Kogionis
SF Tevin Mack Omar Calhoun
SG Alonzo Verge Jr. S. Mastrogiannopoulos Tilemachos Vissariou
PG Zois Karampelas Nick Griffin

Notable playersEdit

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


To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Head coachesEdit


  • Great Shirt Sponsor: LOUX
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer: Nickan
  • Great Sponsor: Oscar


  1. ^ Apollonpatras.gr Old Index. Archived September 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Greek)

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