Hapoel Eilat B.C.

Hapoel Eilat (Hebrew: הפועל אילת), for sponsorship reasons named Hapoel Yossi Avrahami Eilat, is an Israeli basketball club.[1][2][3] The team plays in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, the top tier of Israeli basketball. The team represents the far-South region of the country - the Arabah area, and the city of Eilat.

Hapoel Eilat
Hapoel Eilat logo
Nickname"Ha Krishim" (The Sharks)
LeaguesIsraeli Premier League
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
ArenaBegin Arena
LocationEilat, Israel
Team colorsBlue, Black
PresidentTal Pinchas
Team managerOren Almog
Head coachAriel Beit-Halahmy
Team captainJonathan Skjöldebrand


The team earned promotion to the First Division (known variously as Ligat HaAl, the Super League, or the Israeli Basketball Premier League) for the first time in the 1990–91 season, while being coached by Arik Shivek.

In the 1996–97 season, the team lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the playoff semi-finals. A year later the team reached the finals, in which it lost 0-3 to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In early 2000, the team found itself in serious financial difficulties, which resulted in relegation to the Second Division (Liga Leumit, or the National League). Later the team disbanded and re-established in the lowest league.

In the 2010–11 season, the team won the Igud Cup, the cup of the lower leagues, after beating Maccabi Kiryat Bialik in the final.

In June 2012, the team gained the license of Habik'a B.C. to play in the Israeli Basketball Super League, starting with the 2012–13 season.

In June 2015, the team knocked out Israeli basketball powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Premier League semi-finals, winning 3–2 in a best-of-five series. The team faced Hapoel Jerusalem in the finals, but lost.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason State Cup League Cup European competitions
2010–11 3 Liga Artzit 4th
2011–12 3rd
2012–13 1 Premier League 3rd Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2013–14 5th Semifinalist Runners-up Semifinalist
2014–15 4th Runners-up Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2015–16 4th Semifinalist Round of 16 Runners-up
2016–17 2nd Quarterfinalist Round of 16 Quarterfinalist
2017–18 7th Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2018–19 4th Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2019–20 10th Round of 16 Quarterfinalist
2020–21 4th Semifinalist Round of 16 Quarterfinalist Balkan League RS
2021–22 9th Runners-up 3 Champions League Qualifying rounds
4 Europe Cup Regular season

Source: Eurobasket.com


Current rosterEdit

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

Hapoel Eilat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 1   Davis, Shaheed   2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1994-02-14)14 February 1994
G 2   Allen, Bryon 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 30 – (1992-05-01)1 May 1992
SF 3   Doolittle, Kristian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1997-10-19)19 October 1997
C 7     Ruina, Miron 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1998-03-25)25 March 1998
SG 8     Szuchman, Joaquin 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1995-01-29)29 January 1995
PG 11   Harel, Ido 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2003-02-16)16 February 2003
PF 13     Carter, Ben   2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 27 – (1994-08-22)22 August 1994
G 16   Douglas, Toney 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 36 – (1986-03-16)16 March 1986
SF 18   Ben-Moshe, Zuf 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1997-07-31)31 July 1997
SF 22   Prather, Casey 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 31 – (1991-05-29)29 May 1991
C 23   Patton, Justin 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 25 – (1997-06-14)14 June 1997
PG   Machado, Scott 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 32 – (1990-06-08)8 June 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Amit Levi

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: June 11, 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Justin Patton Miron Ruina
PF Romello White Ben Carter
SF Casey Prather Tsuf Ben-Moshe Noam Edri
SG Bryon Allen Joaquin Szuchman Yarden Ashkenazi
PG Tal Ofir Ido Harel
  • 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.


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.
  •   Shimon Amsalem
  •   Ari Rosenberg
  • Participation in EuropeEdit

    Even though Eilat has constantly qualified for European basketball they choose not to participate due to financial difficulties.

    Former managersEdit


    1. ^ "ISRAEL BASKETBALL SUPER LEAGUE | Israel Basketball | 2019-20 Season | Hapoel Eilat". basket.co.il.
    2. ^ "Basketball News, Scores, Stats, Analysis, Standings". Eurobasket LLC.
    3. ^ "Hapoel Eilat News, Rumors, Roster, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Depth Charts, Forums - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com.

    External linksEdit