Arvin Slagter

Arvin Slagter (born 19 September 1985) is a Dutch basketball player who plays for the Netherlands men's national 3x3 team.

Arvin Slagter
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Slagter playing for Leiden in 2011
Personal information
Born (1985-10-19) 19 October 1985 (age 37)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
Playing career2003–2019
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
2007–2010West-Brabant Giants
2010–2013ZZ Leiden
2014–2016Den Bosch
Career highlights and awards

Slagter also played for several other Dutch 5vs5 teams in his career, including Rotterdam, Bergen op Zoom, Leiden and Groningen. Slagter usually plays the point guard or shooting guard position and is also a member of the Dutch national basketball team since 2006.[1] He is currently a member of the 3X3 Dutch National Team. Slagter is the all-time leader in assists (1,614) in the Dutch Basketball League.[2]


Rotterdam (2003–2007)Edit

Slagter played his first seasons for Rotterdam Basketbal. In 2006 he was named the MVP under 23.

West-Brabant Giants (2007–2010)Edit

Slagter left Rotterdam in 2007 for WCAA Giants in Bergen op Zoom. In 2010 he reached the DBL Finals with the Giants.

ZZ Leiden (2010–2013)Edit

After the 2009–10 season Slagter went to Leiden to play for Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden. In three seasons with Leiden he won the DBL twice, the Dutch Supercup twice and the NBB Cup once.

GasTerra Flames (2013–2014)Edit

Slagter left the defending champion Leiden and signed with GasTerra Flames (formerly Donar) from Groningen for the 2013–14 season.[3] He won the NBB Cup with the Flames and got the top seed in the DBL. Slagter averaged 8.8 points and 4.4 assists in 24.6 minutes per game in the DBL regular season.[4] He also was the league leader in three point percentage, as he was shooting .500 from behind the arc. On April 21, 2014 Slagter was named the best player in the Netherlands, by receiving the DBL Most Valuable Player Award.[5] Slagter was the first Dutch MVP since Peter van Paassen in 2009.

After the Playoffs, in which Flames beat Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Bosch Slagter was named Playoffs MVP.[6] He averaged 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 14 playoff games.[7]

Den Bosch (2014–2016)Edit

On 8 July 2014, Slagter signed a 2-year contract with SPM Shoeters Den Bosch.[8]

Donar (2016–2019)Edit

On 8 July 2016, Slagter signed a 1-year contract with Donar, which he previously played for in the 2013–14 season, when the team was named "GasTerra Flames".[9] In the 2016–17 season, Slagter was named DBL Sixth Man of the Year.[10] In April 2017, Slagter extended his contract with 2 more years.[11]

In the 2017–18 season, Slagter won his second Sixth Man of the Year Award.[12]

3x3 basketballEdit

In 2020, Slagter started playing 3x3 basketball with the 3X3 Team Amsterdam and the Netherlands national 3x3 team.[13] He helped the team qualify and played at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where the team finished in the fifth place.[14]

International careerEdit

Slagter playing for the Netherlands in 2016

On 24 August 2006, Slagter made his debut for the Netherlands national basketball team in a game against Iceland.[15] He played at EuroBasket 2015, and averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 assists per game.

Slagter played in 132 games for the Netherlands and scored a total of 973 points, good for an average of 7.4 points per game.[15]



2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
2011–12, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

Individual awardsEdit

Player profileEdit

Slagter is known as a three-point specialist with a high basketball IQ and excellent court vision. He is also praised for his leadership capability in the Netherlands, as he was part of championship teams with different clubs in the DBL.[16]


Slagter is the son of a Dutch father and a Surinamese mother. His younger brother, Gian, also played professional basketball for Apollo Amsterdam and Rotterdam.[17] His sister, Zoë, plays professionally for the Den Helder Suns.[18]


  1. ^ "Arvin Slagter". Dutch Basketball League. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  2. ^ "All-Time Topscoorders lijsten - NBB Database, basketball statistieken". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Arvin Slagter nieuwe aanwinst GasTerra Flames" (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Arvin Slagter profile – Game center". Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Meeste seizoenprijzen naar GasTerra Flames". Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  6. ^ "iBasketball - Arvin Slagter MVP play-offs 2014". Archived from the original on 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Eredivisie basketbal Nederland,". Archived from the original on 7 August 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  8. ^ "SPM Shoeters strikt topspeler Arvin Slagter". Omroep Brabant. 8 July 2014. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  9. ^ Arvin Slagter terug naar Groningen
  10. ^ "Jeter: MVP van het seizoen". 11 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Slagter en Pasalic twee jaar langer bij Donar". 11 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Slagter 6th Man of the year" (in Dutch). DBL. 19 April 2018. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Olympische droom brengt Arvin Slagter naar 3x3". (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Tournament Summary" (PDF). 23 April 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 July 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Oranje Internationals". Oranje Basketball (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  16. ^ "SPM Shoeters den Bosch - Arvin Slagter". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Gian Slagter in gesprek met Rotterdam Basketbal". (in Dutch). 20 September 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Olympische droom brengt Arvin Slagter naar 3x3". (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 January 2022.

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