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G.S. Lavrio B.C. (Greek: Γ.Σ. Λαυρίου K.A.E.), commonly known as simply Lavrio B.C., and also known for sponsorship reasons as Lavrio Megabolt and Lavrio Aegean Cargo, is a Greek professional basketball club that is based in Lavrio, Greece. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Lavrio Basketball Club. The club's current logo is an owl, symbolizing the ancient Greek coin Dekadrachm. The team currently plays in the Greek League, the top-tier level basketball league in Greece.

Lavrio Megabolt
Lavrio Megabolt logo
Nickname
  • Metallorichoi (The Miners)
LeaguesGreek Basket League
Greek Cup
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded1990; 29 years ago (1990)
HistoryG.S. Lavrio B.C.
(1990–present)
ArenaLavrio Indoor Hall
Capacity1,700
LocationLavrio, Greece
Team colorsYellow, Blue
         
Main sponsorMegabolt
PresidentIoannis Psarakis
Head coachChristos Serelis
Team captainMichalis Perrakis
2018–19 positionGreek Basket League 12th
Championships1 Greek 3rd Division Championship
1 Greek 4th Division Championship
Websitelavrio-bc.gr

HistoryEdit

Lavrio was founded in 1990. The club played in the local regional ESKA leagues from 1990 to 2002. The club then spent five years playing at the Greek C National League level, from 2002 until 2007, when the club was promoted to the Greek B National League. During the club's first two seasons in the Greek National B League, 2007–08 and 2008–09, Lavrio ranked 6th in the final league standings. But the next season, 2009–10, it was declared the champion team of the category, after winning a tie-breaker with Panelefsiniakos (24 wins and 6 losses ). Therefore, for the first time in the club's history, it came up to the A2 National League. At the same time, in the organization of the Greek Cup, the club was eliminated after four games, losing in the 2nd leg of the second phase of the tournament against PAOK, by a score of 73–83.

During its first season in the Greek A2 Basketball League, in 2010–11, Lavrio finished in 4th place in the league standings. In the Greek Cup, the club was eliminated on the 2nd game day, where they were defeated by a score of 69–63, against Nea Kifissia. The following season, 2011–12, while still competing in the same league category, they finished in 8th place in the league standings. In the course of the Greek Cup, they were eliminated on the 2nd game day of Phase A, after being defeated by a score of 74–59, against Panerythraikos. In the 2012–13 season, the team continued its good performances, and finished in 5th place in the final standings of the league classification tables. In the Greek Cup, they were eliminated at the first game of the second phase, when they were defeated by Ikaroi Serron, by a score of 64–60.

In the 2014–15 season, Lavrio played in the Greek A2 League, and finished in third place in the league. Because the club KAOD withdrew from the top-tier Greek Basket League, Lavrio was then promoted to the top professional national basketball league in Greece, for the first time in its history.[1] Lavrio managed to secure their place in the league for the next season one game before the end of the season, even though the team lost that game to Aries Trikala. The club finished the 2015–16 Greek League season in 11th place in the regular season.

The club played in a European-wide competition for the first time in the 2018–19 season, as it competed in Europe's fourth-tier level competition, the FIBA Europe Cup. On September 20, 2018, Lavrio played its first European game which resulted in an 82–73 victory over BC Dnipro.[2]

ArenaEdit

Lavrio plays its home games at the Lavrio Indoor Hall, which has a seating capacity of 1,700.

Sponsorship namesEdit

Due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:

  • Lavrio DHI (2016–2017)
  • Lavrio Megabolt[3] (2017–2018)
  • Lavrio Aegean Cargo (2018–present)

Club honorsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Greek Cup European competitions
2013–14 2 A2 Basket League 10th 11–15
2014–15 3 A2 Basket League 3rd[a] 18–8
2015–16 1 Basket League 11th 9–17
2016–17 1 Basket League 8th 11–17
2017–18 1 Basket League 6th 14–14
2018–19 1 Basket League 12th 7–19 4 FIBA Europe Cup QR1
  1. ^ Lavrio was promoted to the Greek Basket League because KAOD withdrew from the league.[4]

LogosEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Lavrio Megabolt roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0   Mastrogiannopoulos, Sarantis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 21 – (1997-12-03)3 December 1997
G 1   Papadimitriou, Giorgos 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1993-05-01)1 May 1993
G 4   Lountzis, Michalis 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 – (1998-08-04)4 August 1998
PG 5   Watson Jr., Glynn 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 22 – (1997-03-09)9 March 1997
G 6   Allman Jr., Kyle 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 22 – (1997-09-02)2 September 1997
G 7   Mouratos, Vassilis 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 – (1997-11-24)24 November 1997
F 8   Legkikas, Dimitris 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 24 – (1995-04-14)14 April 1995
F 9   Kouzeloglou, Giannis 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1995-01-07)7 January 1995
F/C 12   Perrakis, Michalis (C) 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 35 – (1984-03-15)15 March 1984
C 13     Chukwu, Paschal 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 24 – (1995-04-15)15 April 1995
C 14   Tsiokos, Nikos 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1991-10-05)5 October 1991
PF 15   Davis, Devin 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1995-03-29)29 March 1995
PG 19   Ermidis, Dimitris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 19 – (2000-09-18)18 September 2000
SF 22   Michaloutsos, Giannis 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (1997-01-09)9 January 1997
G/F 25   DeCosey, Quenton 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1994-08-08)8 August 1994
F 26   Geromichalos, Petros 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 25 – (1994-01-01)1 January 1994
G/F 44   Outlaw, Tyrone 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1995-08-19)19 August 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 26, 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Devin Davis Paschal Chukwu Nikos Tsiokos
PF Petros Geromichalos Giannis Kouzeloglou Michalis Perrakis Dimitris Legkikas
SF Quenton DeCosey Ty Outlaw Giannis Michaloutsos
SG Kyle Allman Jr. S. Mastrogiannopoulos Michalis Lountzis   Giorgos Papadimitriou
PG Vassilis Mouratos Glynn Watson Jr. Dimitris Ermidis

Notable playersEdit

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

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Τίτλοι τέλους ο ΚΑΟΔ, το Λαύριο στην Α1". gazzetta.gr. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Lavrio make European history; Kataja Basket, Istanbul BBSK, Cherkaski Mavpy off to victorious start". FIBA.basketball. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ Εγένετο το "Λαύριο MEGABOLT"
  4. ^ "Τίτλοι τέλους ο ΚΑΟΔ, το Λαύριο στην Α1". gazzetta.gr. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

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