Riesen Ludwigsburg

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Riesen Ludwigsburg (English: Giants Ludwigsburg[1]), for sponsorship reasons MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, is a professional basketball club that is based in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The club currently plays in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), the first tier of basketball in Germany.

MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg logo
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
Founded1960; 63 years ago (1960)
HistoryDJK Ludwigsburg
1960–1970
SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg
1970–1987
BSG Basket Ludwigsburg
1987–2012
Riesen Ludwigsburg
2012–present
ArenaMHP Arena
Capacity5,325
LocationLudwigsburg, Germany
Team colorsYellow, Dark Grey
   
Main sponsorMieschke Hofmann und Partner
PresidentAlexander Reil
Head coachJosh King
Retired numbers1 (4)
Websitemhp-riesen-ludwigsburg.de
Huddle at a 2021–22 Champions League game.

Founded in 1960 as DJK Ludwigsburg, the club has been a regular in the BBL since the 1986–87 season, when the team promoted from the second division 2. Basketball Bundesliga. Between the period 1970–2012, the team was also known as SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg and BSG Basket, before changing its name due to the end of the sponsorship agreement with EnBW.

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 1960 as the basketball section of the multi-sports club DJK Ludwigsburg. In the 1979–80 season, the team promoted for the first time to the highest tier, the Basketball Bundesliga. From 1970 until 1987, the club was known as SpVgg 07, as it was part of the multi-sports club SpVgg Ludwigsburg. In 1987, the team separated from SpVgg and was renamed BSG Basket Ludwigsburg.

In 2008, Ludwigsburg reached the German Cup Final for the first time, but lost to Artland Dragons, 60–74.

In the 2016–17 season, Ludwigsburg participated in the inaugural Basketball Champions League (BCL) season, where they was eliminated by one point on aggregate in the quarter-finals by Banvit. The campaign marked Ludwigsburg's best European performance in history, as it was the first time the team reached the knock-out phase of a European competition. In the 2017–18 season, Ludwigsburg set a new European club record when it advanced to the Final Four of the Champions League, after defeating Oldenburg and Bayreuth in the 16th round and quarter-finals.[2] This was the first time ever the club qualified for the final stage of a European tournament. Ludwigsburg lost in the semi-final to Monaco, 65–87. In the third place game, the team lost 74–85 to UCAM Murcia as it finished in the fourth place.

On 19 July 2019, David McCray announced his retirement and his number 4 was retired by Riesen, the first retired number in club history.[3]

The 2019–20 season was altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a final tournament behind closed doors in Munich, Luwdigsburg reached its first German finals ever. In the finals, it lost to Alba Berlin on aggregate in two games.

ArenasEdit

 
The MHP Arena is the home arena of the club since 2009

Ludwigsburg's home arena, since 2009, is Arena Ludwigsburg, later renamed the MHP Arena, after they moved from Rundsporthalle Ludwigsburg.

NamingEdit

Partly due to sponsorship reasons, the team has known various names in its history:[4]

  • DJK Ludwigsburg (1960–1970)
  • SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg (1970–1987)
  • BG Ludwigsburg (1987)
  • BSG Basket Ludwigsburg (1987–2012)
  • EnBW Ludwigsburg (2012)
  • Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg (2012–2014)
  • MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (2014–present)

LogosEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

European competitionsEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
1985–86 2 2. BBL 1st
1986–87 1 Bundesliga 10th
1987–88 1 Bundesliga 8th
1988–89 1 Bundesliga 6th
1989–90 1 Bundesliga 7th 3 Korać Cup R1
1990–91 1 Bundesliga 7th 3 Korać Cup R2
1991–92 1 Bundesliga 1st 3 Korać Cup R3
1992–93 1 Bundesliga 3rd 3 Korać Cup R32
1993–94 1 Bundesliga 5th 3 Korać Cup R1
1994–95 1 Bundesliga 5th
1995–96 1 Bundesliga 12th
1996–97 1 Bundesliga 14th
1997–98 2 2. BBL 5th
1998–99 2 2. BBL 2nd
1999–00 3 Regionalliga 1st
2000–01 2 2. BBL 5th
2001–02 2 2. BBL 1st
2002–03 1 Bundesliga 12th
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 13th
2004–05 1 Bundesliga 8th Third position
2005–06 1 Bundesliga 6th
2006–07 1 Bundesliga 2nd Third position
2007–08 1 Bundesliga 13th Runner-up 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 11th
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 11th
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 9th
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 16th
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 17th
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 8th
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 8th
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 6th 2 Eurocup R32
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 8th Semi-finalist 3 Champions League QF
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 3rd Qualifying round 3 Champions League 4th
2018–19 1 Bundesliga 10th Round of 16 3 Champions League RS
2019–20 1 Bundesliga 2nd Round of 16
2020–21 1 Bundesliga 3rd Group stage
2021–22 1 Bundesliga 4th Round of 16 3 Champions League 3rd
2022–23 1 Bundesliga 3 Champions League PI

PlayersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Riesen Ludwigsburg retired numbers
No. Nat. Player Position Tenure Ref.
4   David McCray PG 2007–2012, 2015–2019

Current rosterEdit

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

MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 1   Bähre, Jonathan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1996-09-12)12 September 1996
SG 2   Patrick, Jacob 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 19 – (2003-11-21)21 November 2003
G 3   Hubb, Prentiss 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 23 – (1999-03-19)19 March 1999
G/F 5   Roberson, Jeff 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1996-08-20)20 August 1996
PG 6   Patrick, Johannes 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 21 – (2001-12-30)30 December 2001
F/C 7   Miller, Shonn 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 29 – (1993-08-26)26 August 1993
SG 12   Dunn, Jhonathan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 24 – (1998-02-17)17 February 1998
F 13   Polas Bartolo, Yorman 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 37 – (1985-08-08)8 August 1985
F 15   Ugbo, Emmanuel 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 19 – (2003-04-14)14 April 2003
F 21   Hartmann, Sebastian 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 – (2004-09-20)20 September 2004
PF 23   Johnson, Justin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 26 – (1996-05-23)23 May 1996
C 27   Edigin, Eddy 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 27 – (1995-10-17)17 October 1995
G 29   Cherry, Will 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 31 – (1991-08-02)2 August 1991
Head coach
  •   Josh King
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: January 15, 2023

Notable playersEdit

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg". Retrieved 5 April 2018. RIESEN refers to the German word for Giants)
  2. ^ "Sears leads MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg to Final Four with Leg 2 win in Bayreuth". Chamionsleague.basketball. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "easyCredit – David McCray beendet seine Karriere". easycredit-bbl.de. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  4. ^ "MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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