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Basketball legend Rik Samaey looks back on his period as a player for Sunair Oostende

On May 25th Basketball Club Ostend celebrates its 50th anniversary. The past nine years, Filou Oostende turned out to be unbeatable in the Finals of Belgian basketball. In the last century, there was yet another period of success. Ostend was not exactly a top team in the seventies, until a young talented player – Rik…

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HARIS BRATANOVIC SIGNS WITH OSTENDE !

It was a rumor, it is now official, Haris Bratanovic signed a 5 year contract with Ostende. The 2m08 tall Center started his basketball career at the age of 7 at Gent-Oost Eagles. In 2015 he then joined Melle before signing with BBC Falco Gent where he stayed from 2016 on to 2018. While at…

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Some EMBL transfer news for the 2020-’21 season

While we were busy preparing our website there have already been several transfers as the EMBL teams are preparing for next season. Here’s a little overview: Most active so far on the transfer market has been Liège Basket as they have signed several youngsters (who will be competing for both their first team in EMBL…

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Pro Liga decided to stop competition due to Coronavirus outbreak

After an emergency meeting the Pro Liga and all its clubs have unanimously decided to end the competition after only 17 games played (out of 26 games in the regular season) due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Current leader Filou Oostende is thus declared as the 2019-’20 Champion, while the tickets for the European competitions next…

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Oostende force decisive Game 3

Basketbalclub Oostende forced a decisive Game 3 in their #BasketballCL Round of 16 match-up with Tenerife after winning Game 2 with the 75-69 final score. Jean-Marc Mwema brought his A-game in this one as he led the way for Oostende with his 17 pts (4/8 from behind the arc). McIntosh (11 pts), Caupain (10 pts) and youngster Simon Buysse (10 pts…

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No upset win for Basketbalclub Oostende

No upset win for Basketbalclub Oostende in their Best-of-3 series against Iberostar Tenerife in the Round of 16 of the #BasketballCL as they lose the opening game on the road with the 85-75 final score. With strong outside-shooting Tenerife took control of the game early on and at the half they were holding the 48-37 lead, before Oostende came…

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Newcomers at Oostende

After we saw the debut of Troy Caupain for Basketbalclub Oostende this past weekend we will already get to see the newest replacement for the injured Shevon Thompson (out for up to 6 months) at work in the match-up with Aalst this Saturday. That replacement is 2m16 tall Lithuanian Center Mindaugas Kupsas. The experienced 28…

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Angola leaving Oostende

Although the deal hasn’t been officially signed yet, it is almost certain that Braian Angola-Rodas will be leaving Basketbalclub Oostende to sign a lucrative contract with Partizan Belgrado. With their big man Shevon Thompson also out for a while with a looming knee-operation Oostende now finds themselves without their 2 biggest pieces and will have to fill the gaps with their…

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Rik Samaey (’60 – F/C – 2m04) (Video)

In this #ThrowBackThursday we highlight the career of one of Belgium’s most honored basketball players and ultimate teammate: Rik Samaey. What is there to say about a man who achieved pretty much everything there is to achieve in Belgian basketball? In a career that spanned from 1977 to 1996 in the Belgian First Division (EuroMillions Basketball) Samaey won…

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Jon Heath (’52 – F – 1m99) (Video)

In this episode of our #ThrowBackThursday we take it all the way back to the mid-seventies and eighties as we take a closer look at one of the most renowned US players to ever grace the Belgian courts: Jon Heath. The lanky athletic forward started his professional basketball career after he finished his studies in geography at…