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KK Strumica is a basketball club based in Strumica, Republic of Macedonia. They currently compete in the Macedonian First League. The club was formerly known as ABA Strumica from 2005 to 2014. It was founded in 1991 under the name Makedonija '91, and was later also known as Polo Trejd. After a change in leadership in 2005, the club became known as Strumica 2005 and new president, Pajanotis Karapiperis, formed a strong culture by bringing in significant players to the team. They become champions of the Macedonian First League in the 2006–07 season and were Macedonian Cup finalists in 2007 and 2008. However, following the 2007–08 season, the club canceled its participation in the First League and the newly formed Balkan League due to financial concerns.[1]

KK Strumica
LeaguesMacedonian League
Founded1991; 27 years ago (1991)
HistoryABA Strumica
2005–2014
KK Strumica
2014–present
ArenaSports Hall Park
Capacity4,000
LocationStrumica, Macedonia
PresidentDragan Popovski
Head coachVlasis Vlaikidis
Uniforms

Contents

HonoursEdit

Macedonian League

  • Champions (1): 2006–07

Current rosterEdit

KK Strumica roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 2   Diehl, Tyler 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 27 – (1991-11-03)3 November 1991
PG 5   Cvetkov, Petre (C) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 33 – (1984-12-13)13 December 1984
8   Abrašev, Dragan 18 – (2000-05-16)16 May 2000
11   Šajkarov, Aleksandar 24 – (1994-10-19)19 October 1994
G 13   Stojmenov, Damjan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 21 – (1997-04-09)9 April 1997
15   Abazović, Milan 21 – (1997-09-28)28 September 1997
SG 23   Tyus, Keevin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1992-11-25)25 November 1992
F 45   Gilbert, Rantavious 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 25 – (1993-09-19)19 September 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Vasko Atanasov

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C
PF Rantavious Gilbert Mihajlo Arsoski Dimitar Delipetrov
SF Aleksandar Šajkarov
SG Keevin Tyus Mihajlo Mitev
PG Tyler Diehl Petre Cvetkov Dušan Mekendziev

Notable past playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KK STRUMICA basketball team – History". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved August 7, 2015.

External linksEdit