Hapoel Afula B.C.

Hapoel Afula (Hebrew: הפועל עפולה) is a basketball club based in Afula, Israel. It currently plays in the Israeli National League.

Hapoel Afula
מועדון כדורסל הפועל עפולה
Hapoel Afula מועדון כדורסל הפועל עפולה logo
LeaguesIsraeli National League
Founded1968; 54 years ago (1968)
ArenaNir Ha'emak Hall
(capacity: 1,000)
LocationAfula, Israel
Team colorsRed and White
PresidentYosi Malka
Team managerYosi Malka
Head coachNir Kaplan

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1968, and was a member of the top division during the 1970s and 1980s. A decline saw the club merge with Hapoel Gilboa to form Hapoel Gilboa/Afula. The merged club played in the top division until 2008, when they were relegated after finishing bottom.

In June 2008 the merged club was disbanded, and Hapoel Afula became an independent club again (while Hapoel Gilboa would receive the top-division license of Hapoel Galil Elyon to form a new team, Hapoel Gilboa Galil).[1] In their first season, Afula won the Liga Leumit play-off against Hapoel Lev HaSharon 3-1, and returned to the top division.

After one season, the group returned to the second division because the management could not arrange a suitable budget.

RosterEdit

Hapoel Afula roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 4   Dunn, LaceDarius 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 34 – (1987-09-05)5 September 1987
PG 5   Lotati, Moriel 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 22 – (1999-12-12)12 December 1999
G 7   Drapic, Dolev 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1992-12-23)23 December 1992
F/C 8   Levi, Aviel 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1998-04-06)6 April 1998
G 9   Kikus, Maxim 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1994-02-02)2 February 1994
C 10   Coleman, Al'lonzo 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 33 – (1989-03-10)10 March 1989
G 11   Geffen, Rom 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1994-08-17)17 August 1994
F/C 13     Carter, Ben 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 27 – (1994-08-22)22 August 1994
F/C 15     Labanowski, Sean 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1992-12-09)9 December 1992
PG ——   Skverer, Ezequiel   1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 33 – (1989-02-24)24 February 1989
G ——   DeShields, Keron 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 29 – (1992-12-04)4 December 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: March 6, 2020

Notable playersEdit

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