Bnei Herzliya Basket

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Bnei Herzliya Basket (Hebrew: בני הרצליה‎, lit. Sons of Herzliya), also known as Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club that is based in Herzliya, in central Israel. The club plays in the Israeli Super League, the top division of Israeli basketball.[1]

Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya
Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya logo
LeaguesIsraeli Super League
Founded1985; 36 years ago (1985)
HistoryHapoel Herzliya Basket
(1985–2002)
Bnei Hasharon Basket
(2002–2012)
Bnei Herzliya Basket
(2012–present)
ArenaHaYovel Herzliya
Capacity1,500
LocationHerzliya, Israel
Team colorsBlue and White
   
CEOIzy Tchinio
PresidentEldad Akunis
Team managerZeev Bara'am
Head coachSharon Drucker
Team captainNitzan Hanochi
OwnershipLenny Rekanati
Tal Rekanati
Michael Chamblain
ChampionshipsIsraeli State Cup (1)
Websitewww.bhbasket.co.il

HistoryEdit

The club was originally founded in 1985, under the name Hapoel Herzliya. In 2002, the club merged with Maccabi Ra'anana, and it was re-named to Bnei Hasharon. The merger was done because of Maccabi Ra'anana's financial problems and Bnei Hasharon's relegation from the top-level Israeli Super League, following the 2001–02 season.

At the end of 2010–11 season, the merger ended, and the team started playing only for the city of Herzliya. In 2012, the club was re-named to Bnei Herzliya.

Titles and honorsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (1): (1994–95)
Runners-up (2): (2004–05, 2006–07)

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. European competitions
2009–10 1 Premier League 8th
2010–11 5th
2011–12 10th
2012–13 11th
2013–14 11th
2014–15 9th
2015–16 7th
2016–17 5th 4 FIBA Europe Cup R2 5–7
2017–18 10th 4 FIBA Europe Cup RS 4–6
2018–19
12th
2019–20 2 National League 2nd
2020–21 1 Premier League    Balkan League RS 2–2

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Bnei Herzliya roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PF 2   Thomas, Elijah 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 24 – (1996-10-10)10 October 1996
SF 4   Clarke, Coty 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 28 – (1992-07-04)4 July 1992
G 6   Hanochi, Nitzan (C) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 34 – (1986-06-10)10 June 1986
G 7   Gutman, Ron 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1996-12-28)28 December 1996
F/C 8     Levin, Gabe 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1994-08-02)2 August 1994
G 9   Gutman, Ron 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1996-12-28)28 December 1996
F/C 11   Anavi, Dor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (2001-07-14)14 July 2001
F 12     Eisendorf, Isaiah 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1995-07-06)6 July 1995
PG 13   Gaddy, Abdul 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 28 – (1992-01-26)26 January 1992
C 14   Donaldson, Jakim 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 37 – (1983-09-03)3 September 1983
SG 23   Zelekovits, Aviram 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1989-12-05)5 December 1989
G 42   Fogel, Ido 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2001-11-28)28 November 2001
F/C 43   Parks, Terell 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 29 – (1991-02-25)25 February 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: January 22, 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Jakim Donaldson Elishay Kadir
PF Gabe Levin Isaiah Eisendorf
SF Coty Clarke Nitzan Hanochi
SG Frank Ganes Aviram Zalikovich
PG Anthony Kendall Yair Kravitch
  • The Israeli League rule requires every team to have at least one Israeli on the court at any time.
  • There should be at least 7 Israelis and up to 5 foreigners on a 12-men game sheet.

Source: basket.co.il

Notable playersEdit

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

Sponsorship namesEdit

Due to sponsorship reasons, the club has been known as:

  • Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya (2017–present) - sponsored by Rav-Bariach (08) Industries Ltd., an Ashkelon-based door manufacturing company.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-06-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit