Panelefsiniakos B.C.

Panelefsiniakos B.C. (Greek: Πανελευσινιακός K.A.E.) is a Greek professional basketball club that is located in Eleusis, Athens, Greece. Panelefsiniakos basketball section was founded in 1969, and the club is also commonly known as Elefsina B.C. The team competes in the Greek B Basket League since 2015.

Panelefsiniakos B.C.
Panelefsiniakos B.C. logo
LeaguesB Basket League
Greek Cup
FoundedPanelefsiniakos AO: 1931
Basketball Section: 1969
History1969 – Present
ArenaElefsina Indoor Hall
"Gouva"
Capacity1,100
LocationEleusis, Greece
Team colorsWhite and Blue
   
Head coachLefteris Kalogirou
Championships1 Greek A2 Championship (2012)
1 Greek C Championship (2009)
Websitepanelefsiniakosbc.com

HistoryEdit

The club's parent athletic association, Panelefsiniakos A.O.K. Eleusina, was founded in the year 1931. The club's basketball section, Panelefsiniakos B.C., was founded in the year 1969. Panelefsiniakos B.C. won the Greek Second Division championship in 2012.[1]

2012–2015: The A1 experienceEdit

The club competed in the first tier professional basketball league in Greece (Greek Basket League) for first time in its history in the 2012–13 season. Panelefsiniakos made a mediocre start at its debut Greek Basket League season, as the team registered just 2 victories in the first 10 match days of the league. The team spent the first round playing at Peristeri Arena (17 km away from the town of Eleusis), due to necessary renovation to its home court which lasted for about 3 months. In order to avoid relegation, Panelefsiniakos improved its performance in the following months and got crucial wins at home against PAOK, Panionios and Peristeri. The team of coach Giorgos Skarafigkas beat also KAOD and Rethymno and finished the season with a 7–19 record (11th spot in the standings). Greek combo guard Nikos Liakopoulos was team's season MVP with 15.3 points per game on average and generally had great contribution.

After the end of a successful season, Panelefsiniakos made a lot of important changes to its roster in summer of 2013, including the addition of Olympiacos former captain and Greek NT member Manolis Papamakarios. The blue-whites begun strongly the 2013–14 season with 3 victories in the first 5 games, one of them on the road against Ikaros at Chalkida. Two match days before regular season's end, Panelefsiniakos, led by swingman David Kyles who scored 20 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, crushed Trikala at home and made a decisive step in order to stay at the top division. Finally, the goal was achieved as the club, despite its ups and downs during the year, once again managed to avoid relegation. Coach Skarafigkas' players celebrated 7 wins, in a season where center Larry Turner (9.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game) and power forward Mouhammad Faye (13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game) were solid.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. P/S Greek Cup Europe
2005–06
4
C Basket League
7
2006–07
4
C Basket League
8
2007–08
4
C Basket League
4
2008–09
4
C Basket League
1
Promoted
2009–10
3
B Basket League
2
Promoted
2010–11
2
A2 Basket League
8
1st Round
2011–12
2
A2 Basket League
1
Promoted
1st Round
2012–13
1
A1 Basket League
11
2nd Round
2013–14
1
A1 Basket League
12
2nd Round
2014–15
1
A1 Basket League
13
Relegated
2nd Round
2015–16
3
B Basket League
6
2016–17
3
B Basket League
7
2017–18
3
B Basket League
12

ArenasEdit

Panelefsiniakos plays its home games at the Elefsina Indoor Hall (also known as "Gouva"), which has a seating capacity of 1,100 people. The club used Peristeri Indoor Hall for some months in the beginning of the 2012–13 season, due to renovation to its traditional home court.

RosterEdit

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

Panelefsiniakos B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
CG 17   Avramidis, Dimos 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
F --   Mantzioris, Nikos 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2013-04-22

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Andreas Psaropoulos Vangelis Chortsas Giannis Pikeas
PF Kostas Kefalas Ilias Iliadis Ntinos Doukas
SF Alexandros Karabelas Giorgos Stathopoulos Konstantinos Arkidiaris
SG Nikos Voulgaris Babis Mouratidis Giorgos Ballas
PG Giannis Kyriakopoulos Alkiviadis Ioannou Kostas Kyriakopoulos

TitlesEdit

  • Total Titles: 2

Notable players and statisticsEdit

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

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