Bandırma Basketbol İhtisas Kulübü (English: Bandırma Basketball Specialization Club), for sponsorship reasons Teksüt Bandırma, is a Turkish professional basketball team from Bandırma, Turkey. Their home arena is the Kara Ali Acar Sport Hall.
|Leagues||Basketbol Süper Ligi|
|Arena||Kara Ali Acar Sport Hall|
|Team colors||Dark Green, Light Green, white|
|Head coach||Hakan Demir|
|Team captain||Rıdvan Öncel & D.J. Shelton|
|Championships||1 Turkish Cup|
The Banvit club was founded in 1994, by workers at Banvit, a meat company based in Bandirma. The team began playing in the Turkish regional leagues in 1998, and were promoted to the Turkish second division in 2001. In 2004, the team was promoted to the Turkish top-tier level BSL, as champions of the second division.
The team played in the European-wide fourth-tier level FIBA EuroCup Challenge, in their first BSL season, and reached the league's semifinal. The team has reached the semifinal of the BSL five times, and reached the final of the Turkish Cup twice. In the 2012–13 season, the team beat Beşiktaş, in the quarterfinal series, and beat Anadolu Efes in the semifinal series of the BSL playoffs, and reached the league's finals, where they lost against Galatasaray Medical Park 4–1. In the next season, Banvit qualified for the Qualifying Round of the EuroLeague 2013–14 season. But they lost in the qualification round against Telenet Oostende, and were dropped down to the second-tier level EuroCup.
In the 2016–17 season, Banvit played in the inaugural season of the Basketball Champions League. In the competition, it reached the championship game of the Final Four in Tenerife, Banvit's first European final. Banvit lost 63–59 to host team Iberostar Tenerife.
Due to sponsorship reasons the club has been known as:
- 1994–2019 Banvit B.K.
- 2019–present Teksüt Bandırma
- Turkish Super League
- Runners-up (1): 2012–13
- Turkish Cup
- Turkish Super Cup
- Runners-up (1): 2017
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||League||Pos.||Turkish Cup||European competitions|
|2013–14||1||TBL||3rd||Group stage||1 Euroleague||QR2|
|2015–16||1||Süper Ligi||5th||Semifinalist||2 Eurocup||EF|
|2016–17||1||Süper Ligi||5th||Champions||3 Champions League||RU|
|2017–18||1||Süper Ligi||4th||3 Champions League||QF|
|2018–19||1||Süper Ligi||8th||3 Champions League||R16|
|Bandırma Basketbol roster|
Updated: December 4, 2019
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Emanuel Terry||Ragıp Berke Atar||Alperen Şengün|
|PF||Ian Hummer||Şehmus Hazer||Sadık Kabaca||D.J. Shelton|
|SF||Omar Prewitt||Rıdvan Öncel||Furkan Haltalı|
|SG||Tyler Kalinoski||Atakan Erdek|
|PG||Jaime Smith||Eray Akyüz||Erkan Yılmaz|
FIBA Hall of FamersEdit
|Bandırma B.İ.K. FIBA Hall of Famers|
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:
- Barış Ermiş
- Barış Özcan
- Bekir Yarangüme
- Can Akın
- Caner Topaloğlu
- Ersin Görkem
- Mutlu Akpınar
- Onur Aydın
- Serkan Erdoğan
- Ümit Sonkol
- Ümit Türkoğlu
- Yunus Çankaya
- - Ermal Kuqo
- Erkan Veyseloğlu
- Cevher Özer
- Şafak Edge
- Adrien Moerman
- Klemen Prepelič
- Smiljan Pavič
- Michael Mokongo
- Vladimir Veremeenko
- Sammy Mejia
- Paul Henare
- Vladimir Golubović
- Vladimir Dragičević
- Kenny Adeleke
- Miroslav Radošević
- Vladimir Štimac
- Stefan Marković
- Kenan Bajramović
- George Banks
- Joseph Crispin
- Keith Simmons
- Corsley Edwards
- Antonio Graves
- Donnell Harvey
- Arthur Long
- Paul Miller
- Marque Perry
- Juan Dixon
- Lance Williams
- Kalin Lucas
- Cliff Hammonds
- - Chuck Davis
- E.J. Rowland
- Courtney Fortson
- - A. J. Slaughter
- Dominique Johnson
- "BANDIRMA BK". www.bandirmabk.com. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
- EurocupBasketball.com Banvit BK Bandirma 70 - 84 Valencia Basket Attendance: 3000.
- Banvit BK Bandirma 94 - 85 BC Budivelnik Kiev EurocupBasketball.com Attendance: 3000.
- "Banvit Bandirma: Club Info". Eurocup. Euroleague Properties. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
- "Iberostar Tenerife v Banvit - 30 April". BasketballCL.com. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
- @bandirmabk (1 July 2019). "EFSANELER ADIYLA DEĞİL, RUHUYLA ANILIR" (Tweet). Retrieved 4 July 2019 – via Twitter.
- "FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 20 August 2019.