Bnei Herzliya Basket

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 Basketball Premier League, the top division of Israeli basketball.[1]

Bnei Herzliya
Bnei Herzliya logo
LeaguesIsraeli Basketball Premier 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 coachOren Aharoni
Team captainYair Kravitz
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.[2] In 2002, the club merged with Maccabi Ra'anana in a neighboring town, and was re-named Bnei HaSharon.[3][2][4] The merger was done because of Maccabi Ra'anana's financial problems and Bnei HaSharon's relegation from the top-level Israeli Basketball Premier 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 Bnei Herzliya.[2]

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 11th    Balkan League RS 2–2
2021–22

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Bnei Herzliya roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 0   Hamlet, Javion 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 23 – (1998-04-28)28 April 1998
G/F 1     Cohen, Sandy 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 26 – (1995-09-22)22 September 1995
F 2   Kennedy, Sha'markus 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1998-06-27)27 June 1998
G 3   Kravitz, Yair 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999
G 6   Sahar, Dori 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 20 – (2001-01-08)8 January 2001
SF 8   Dawson, Shawn 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 27 – (1993-12-12)12 December 1993
PF 11   Van Vliet, Andy 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 26 – (1995-07-27)27 July 1995
G 12   Fogel, Edo 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (2001-11-28)28 November 2001
F 13   Weinberg, Noam 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 23 – (1998-08-16)16 August 1998
PG 18   Kuperman, Omri 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2002-10-21)21 October 2002
SG 19   Babb, Chris 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 31 – (1990-02-14)14 February 1990
PG 21   Hooker, Quinton 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 26 – (1995-01-22)22 January 1995
F/C 32   Onuaku, Chinanu 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 25 – (1996-11-01)1 November 1996
F/C 41   Anavi, Dor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 20 – (2001-07-14)14 July 2001
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Yoav Shamir

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: October 5, 2021

Depth chartEdit

 
Aviram Zelekovits
Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Chinanu Onuaku Dor Anavi
PF Andy Van Vliet Sha'markus Kennedy
SF Shawn Dawson Dori Sahar
SG Sandy Cohen Chris Babb Ido Fogel
PG Quinton Hooker Yair Kravitch Omri Kuperman
  • 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.

Criteria

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.

Sponsorship namesEdit

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

  • Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya (2017–2020) - 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)
  2. ^ a b c "Group A preview: Three teams with history to kick off in the BIBL". balkanleague.net.
  3. ^ "2008-09 Club Profile: Bnei Hasharon". Welcome to 7DAYS EuroCup.
  4. ^ "Basketball - Bnei HaSharon/Herzliya (Israel) : palmares, results and name". www.the-sports.org.

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