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Limburg United

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Hubo Limburg United
LeaguesPro Basketball League
Founded2014; 7 years ago (2014)
HistoryLimburg United
(2014–present)
ArenaSporthal Alverberg
Capacity2,012[1]
LocationHasselt, Limburg, Belgium
Team colorsRed, Black, White
     
Main sponsorHubo
PresidentMaarten Bostyn
Team managerDanny Marguillier
Head coachRonnie McCollum
Websitelimburgunited.be

Limburg United, for sponsorship reasons named Hubo Limburg United, is a professional basketball club based in Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium. Founded in 2014, the club plays in the Pro Basketball League (PBL), the first tier of basketball in Belgium.

History

Around the beginning of 2014 Limburg United was founded in the city of Hasselt. The name expressing the founders' motivation for there to be a top tier basketball team from Limburg province in the aftermath of Bree B.B.C. relegating from BLB Division I in 2008 and eventually disbanding. Limburg United asked for a B-licence for the 2014–15 Basketball League Belgium, and eventually got it. Former Antwerp Giants assistant Brian Lynch signed a 5-year contract to become United's head coach.[2] The long-term goal of the club was expressed to "become a club in the subtop of Belgium in 3 or 5 years."[3] In the 2016–17 season, Limburg reached the Final of the Belgian Basketball Cup but lost to Telenet Oostende.[4]

Honours

Belgian Basketball Cup

Sponsorship names

Due to sponsorship reasons, the club has been known as:

  • Hubo Limburg United (2014–present)

Current roster

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

Limburg United roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
PG 1 United States Melson, Silas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 3 Belgium Dammen, Yannick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 4 Belgium Mukubu, Wen 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 9 Belgium Marnegraeve, Niels 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
G/F 10 Belgium Depuydt, Maxime 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
F 11 Belgium Dedroog, Leander 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
C 13 Belgium Desiron, Yannick 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
G 25 Canada Mullings, Daniel 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
C 30 United States Knapke, Luke 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
SG 32 Belgium Vanderhoydonck, Ferre 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
PG Belgium Mitchell, Ajay 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
SG Belgium Lessuise, Jarne 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
F/C Slovenia Dragan, Nik 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
PF Netherlands Huurman, Sam 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Belgium Raymond Westphalen
  • Belgium Kristof Michiels

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: 26 February 2020

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. W–L Belgian Cup European competitions Other competitions
2014–15 1 First Division 5th 16–16 Quarterfinals
2015–16 1 First Division 4th 19–16 Quarterfinals
2016–17 1 First Division 6th 19–20 Runner-up 4 FIBA Europe Cup RS 1–5
2017–18 1 First Division 6th 16–22 Semifinalist Supercup RU
2018–19 1 First Division 4th 18–22 Quarterfinalist

Players

Notable players

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.

References

  1. ^ Extra zitjes in Sporthal Alverberg
  2. ^ "Brian Lynch tekent voor vijf seizoenen bij Limburg United". Demorgen.be (in Dutch). 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Limburg United is voor héél de provincie". Sporza.be (in Dutch). 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "BC Telenet Oostende takes home the bpost cup". Euromillionsbasketball.be.
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