TIB Throwbacks

#TBT – Daren Queenan (’66 – 1m94 – G/F)

In our #ThrowBackThursday series we take a closer look at the players who have had a significant impact on Belgian basketball throughout the years. This time around we take you back to the ’90s as we take a closer look at a player who will forever be remembered by any Belgian basketball fan who was…


Khalid Boukichou leaves Charleroi

Khalid Boukichou will not play for Spirou Charleroi in 2020-2021. Charleroi ended Boukichou’s contract on Monday. The center was not present at the Media Day. Boukichou signed a contract in November 2019 for Charleroi. The reasons that led to this decision are still unclear.

Belgian Players Abroad

Roel Moors beats Frankfurt, Manu Lecomte shines in debut (VIDEO)

First official game for Roel Moors as coach of Gottingen and first win for the former Antwerp Giants coach. His team defeated Frankfurt easily (79-64). For Frankfurt it was also the first official game for Manu Lecomte. He scored 16 points in a rough shooting night for his team with a 4/27 from 3’s. Next…

Belgian Players Abroad

Rasta Vechta beats Giessen, great debut for Jean Salumu (VIDEO)

Jean Salumu played his first official game for Rasta Vechta against Giessen in the German Cup this week-end. From the bench, Salumu was the key player for his team. He recorded 20 points (including a spectacular one handed dunk and some 3’s) , 4 rebounds and 3 assists. The Belgian Lion finished the game as…



It’s no secret that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un loves basketball. He has a longstanding fascination for the 1990s Chicago Bulls and a particular admiration for Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman since childhood.

Belgian Players Abroad

16 points in 15 minutes for Jonathan Tabu ! (VIDEO)

Sixth game of the season in ACB for Jonathan Tabu with Manresa and the Belgian Lion continues to shine ! After his big game against Unicaja (17 points in 17 minutes), the veteran point guard had 16 points (4/9 from 3’s), 4 assists and 1 rebound in the 100-102 win for Manresa against Fuenlabrada. He…

Belgian Players Abroad

Big performance for Hans Vanwijn (VIDEO)

For his third game in Jeep Elite, Hans Vanwijn had his best performance so far for Dijon. Insert in the starting line up by Laurent Legname, the former Antwerp Giants player played 24 minutes where he recorded 18 points (7/9 from the field), 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Thanks to his all around performance, Dijon…

Belgian Student-Athletes in the USA

Overview: Belgian Student-Athletes in the USA (2020-’21)

Traditionally we at TIB publish a little overview at the start of each season discussing the Belgian Players who will be playing abroad. We do this in three seperate categories: Belgian Players Abroad in which we discuss the Belgian professional players abroad. Belgian Youngsters Abroad in wich we discuss the Belgian youngsters (born in 1999…


LaMelo Ball confirms talks with Knicks and Warriors

“I think I’ve (met) with just two teams, the Knicks and Warriors. That was just like a little Zoom call.”, LaMelo Ball said on ESPN. LaMelo Ball is considered as one of the top prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft. There is no doubt that he will be a top 5 pick in this year’s…


Luka Rupnik leaves Nymburk, signs in Spain

Former Antwerp Giants‘s point guard Luka Rupnik will leave Nymburk to sign with Casademont Zaragoza in Liga ACB. Rupnik started this season with Nymburk where he played the Basketball Champions League Final 8. Last season in EMBL with Antwerp, he averaged 9.6 points, 6 assists and 3.8 rebounds.