Liège Basket

Liège Basket is a Belgian professional basketball club from Liège. The club competes in the BNXT League. Founded in 1967, the team plays at 5,600 seat Country Hall Ethias Liège.[1]

Liège Basket
Liège Basket logo
LeaguesBNXT League
Founded1967; 55 years ago (1967)
HistoryFléron Basket Club
1967–2000
Liège Basket
2000–present
ArenaCountry Hall Liège
Capacity5,000
LocationLiège, Belgium
Team colorsBlack, White, Red
     
Main sponsorVOO
Head coachLionel Bosco
Championships1 Belgian Cup
2 Belgian Supercups
Websiteliegebasket.be

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in Fléron as the Fléron Basket Club in 1967. After being an amateur league for its first years, the team hired its first professional coach in 1975. In 1977 and 1981, the Fléron promoted to the first regional league. In 1983, the club made its debut on the national level as it promoted to the Fourth National Division. In 2000, the club decided to merge with BC Hannut and Essor Hannut, relocating to the city of Liège.

After the move to Lìege, the club quickly promoted to the First National League. In 2001, the club's debut in Europe was made after it qualified as 7th in the previous season. In the 2001–02 FIBA Korać Cup, the team lost to French side Racing Paris in the first round. Three years later, in 2004, the team wins its first silverware when it captures the Belgian Basketball Cup for the first time.

In the 2008–09 season, the team had its best European campaign when it reached the Top 16 of the 2008–09 FIBA EuroChallenge. In 2010, Liège played in the championship playoffs for the first time, but loses to Spirou Charleroi.

Since the 2021–22 season, Liège plays in the BNXT League, in which the national leagues of Belgium and the Netherlands have been merged.[2]

Honours and titlesEdit

Logos and namesEdit

  • TEC Liège (2000–2001)
  • Dexia Liège (2001)
  • Euphony Liège (2001–2004)
  • Liège Basket (2004–2015)
  • betFirst Liège Basket (2015–2017)
  • VOO Liège Basket (2017–present)

Current rosterEdit

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

Liège Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 0   Malu, Jaden 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 20 – (2002-01-22)22 January 2002
PG 4   Potier, James 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 23 – (1998-12-31)31 December 1998
F/C 7   Iarochevitch, Ioann 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 33 – (1989-05-31)31 May 1989
SG 8   Moons, Jarno 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (2000-12-26)26 December 2000
F 9   Bogaerts, Bram 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 – (1998-01-30)30 January 1998
SG 10   Depuydt, Maxime 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1992-12-30)30 December 1992
F 11   Bruwier, Romain 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 20 – (2001-12-19)19 December 2001
PF 13   Fifolt, Žiga 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 28 – (1993-10-09)9 October 1993
SF 17   Noterman, Moussa 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (2000-05-11)11 May 2000
PF 19   Dupperoy, Édouard 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (2001-01-23)23 January 2001
SF 21   Dragan, Nik 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (2000-05-06)6 May 2000
SG 41   Lemaire, Brieuc 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 30 – (1992-08-05)5 August 1992
PG 99   Van Den Eynde, Niels 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 21 – (2000-12-27)27 December 2000
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Christian Camus

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: August 29, 2021

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup Other cups European competitions
2009–10 1 BLB 2nd Supercup C 3 EuroChallenge T16
2010–11 1 BLB 8th 3 EuroChallenge RS
2011–12 1 BLB 8th
2012–13 1 BLB 7th Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 BLB 5th Semifinalist
2014–15 1 BLB 7th Runner-up
2015–16 1 BLB 8th Round of 16
2016–17 1 BLB 10th Round of 16
2017–18 1 BLB 9th Quarterfinalist
2018–19 1 BLB 10th Round of 16
2019–20 1 PBL 10th
2020–21 1 PBL 9th Play-in Round
2021–22 1 BNXT 17th

European recordEdit

Season Tier Competition Round Club Home Away
2001–02
2
FIBA Korać Cup First Round   Racing Paris
62–83
74–88
2004–05
2
ULEB Cup
2006–07 3 FIBA EuroCup First Round   BC Kalev ? ?
  BC Kyiv ? ?
Second Round   Estudiantes ? ?
  AEL Limassol ? ?
  Šiauliai ? ?
2008–09 3 FIBA EuroChallenge First Qualifying Round   Bakken Bears 97–64 67–55
Second Qualifying Round   JA Vichy 74–67 80-70
Regular Season   Cajasol 69–62 79–78
  Ventspils 89–84 73–54
  Czarni Słupsk 89–64 93–91
Top 16   EiffelTowers Den Bosch 81–68 58–67
  Bonn 59–67 64–79
  Cholet 70–80 78–71
2009–10
3
FIBA EuroChallenge

PlayersEdit

Individual awardsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Salle" (in French). Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  2. ^ "Licenties BNXT League 2021-2022 toegekend". Basketball League (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 July 2021.

External linksEdit