BC MIA Academy

BC MIA Academy (Georgian: საკალათბურთო კლუბი შსს აკადემია) is a professional basketball club based in Tbilisi, that plays in the Georgian Superliga. The club is affiliated to the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and plays its home games in the Tbilisi Sports Palace. [1]

MIA Academy
LeaguesGeorgian Super Liga
Founded2008
ArenaTbilisi Sports Palace
Capacity10,00
LocationTbilisi, Georgia
Team colorsNavy Blue and Red
   
PresidentLevan Mikaberidze
Head coachDragan Petričević
Championships1 Georgian Championship
1 Georgian Cup

HistoryEdit

BC MIA Academy was founded in 2008, intending to provide MIA employees with an opportunity to play basketball at a professional level. However, funding was gradually increased during the following seasons, allowing the club to acquire more experienced Georgian players, as well as foreign imports, and to set themselves more ambitious targets. Success failed to materialise initially, with the club failing to advance beyond the quarterfinal stage in the championship play-offs, or to win any other domestic tournaments until the 2012/2013 season. In that season, however, MIA Academy managed to win the domestic double of Georgian Superleague and the Georgian Cup. A reduction in funding led to the departure of foreign players, as well as the title-winning head coach Giorgos Ketselidis, with the club going into the following season with a young all-Georgian side.

Current RosterEdit

BC MIA Academy roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 5   Kitoshvili, Tornike 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
SG 6   Chikviladze, Beka 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PF 7   Lapanashvili, Lekso 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 8   Bokolishvili, Merab 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
C 9   Londaridze, Ilia (C) 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
PF 11   Kvantaliani, Valeri 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
C 12   Mirziashvili, Merab 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
SF 15   Lolishvili, Levan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SF 20   Lomouri, Akaki 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
C 22   Ugrekhelidze, Davit 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
C 23   Gelazonia, Shota 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PG 30   Rogava, Revaz 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 33   Tomaradze, Konstantine 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Archil Zhgenti

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

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