Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen

Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen, also known as Kangoeroes or Kangoeroes Mechelen, is a basketball club based in Mechelen, Belgium. Founded in 2009, the club plays in the BNXT League. Kangoeroes has been playing in the top tier division in Belgium for 8 years, since 2013.

Kangoeroes Mechelen
Kangoeroes Mechelen logo
LeaguesBNXT League
Founded2009; 12 years ago (2009)
HistoryBBC Kangoeroes Boom
(2009–2013)
Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek
(2013–2018)
Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen
(2018–present)
ArenaWinketkaai
Capacity1,500
LocationMechelen, Belgium
Team managerPaul de Peuter
Head coachKristof Michiels
Championships1 Belgian Second Division
Websitekangoeroesbasket.be

Previously, the team played in Boom and Willebroek. In 2018, the club moved to Mechelen.

HistoryEdit

 
The logo of the club when it was based in Boom

The club was founded in 2009, as a result of a merger between BBC Kangoeroes Willebroek and Boom BBC. The team name was BBC Kangoeroes Boom, but in summer 2013 the team was renamed Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek. In the 2013–14 season, Kangoeroes entered the professional first tier Ethias League. The Kangoeroes received a C-licence from the Belgium Basketball Federation. This license allowed the team to play with a considerably lower budget than other teams.[1]

Move to MechelenEdit

In January 2018, Kangoroes announced it would move the team to the city of Mechelen starting from the 2018–19 season. The arena in Willebroek did not fulfill the needs of the Division I. With its merger the club would merge with Pitzemburg Basket and the new team was Kangoeres Basket Mechelen.[2]

Since the 2021–22 season, Kangoeroes plays in the BNXT League, in which the national leagues of Belgium and the Netherlands have been merged.[3]

ArenasEdit

Duration Arena Location Capacity
2013–2018 De Schalk Willebroek 1,100
2018–present Winketkaai Mechelen 1,500

NamesEdit

  • 'BBC Kangoeroes-Boom (2009–2013)
  • Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek (2013–2018)
  • Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen (2018–present)

HonoursEdit

Belgian Cup

Belgian Second Division

  • Champions (1): 2010–11
    • Runners-up (2): 2009–10, 2012–13

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup
2009–10 2 Second Division 2nd
2010–11 2 Second Division 1st
2011–12 2 Second Division 5th
2012–13 2 Second Division 2nd Round of 16
2013–14 1 BLB 10th Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 BLB 9th Round of 16
2015–16 1 BLB 9th Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 BLB 8th Round of 16
2017–18 1 BLB 7th Round of 16
2018–19 1 BLB 8th Round of 16
2019–20 1 PBL 7th
2020–21 1 PBL 7th Runners-up

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 2   Stephens, Myles 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1997-01-01)1 January 1997
PG 3   Loubry, Domien 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 36 – (1985-03-03)3 March 1985
F 4   Mukubu, Wen 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 38 – (1983-08-02)2 August 1983
G 5   Gysbrechts, Max 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 19 – (2002-05-23)23 May 2002
PG 6   Van Buggenhout, Jo 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (2003-06-06)6 June 2003
SG 7   Kotrulja, Luka 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 23 – (1998-06-06)6 June 1998
F 8   Mennes, Joppe 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2003-05-20)20 May 2003
G 10   Alston, Shizz 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1996-09-21)21 September 1996
F 12   De Clercq, Milan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (2001-06-05)5 June 2001
SF 14   Foerts, Jonas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1996-09-13)13 September 1996
C 15   Palinckx, Mattias 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1997-02-17)17 February 1997
F 25   Brodeur, A. J. 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 25 – (1996-10-04)4 October 1996
F 32   Grimes, Nate 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1996-05-01)1 May 1996
Head coach
  •   Kristof Michiels
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Wim Van Poucke

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  •   Injured

Updated: September 09, 2021

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.

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C-licentie voor Kangoeroes/Boom, niet voor Brussel". Nieuwsblad.be. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  2. ^ "Kangoeroes Willebroek verhuist naar Mechelen" [Kangoeroes Willebroek moves to Mechelen] (in Dutch). Nieuwsblad.be. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Licenties BNXT League 2021-2022 toegekend". Basketball League (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 July 2021.

External linksEdit