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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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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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Bill Varner (’60 – SF – 1m98) (Video)

In this episode of our #ThrowBackThursday we take a look at the outstanding career of the American/Belgian Small Forward Bill Varner. The 1m98 lanky forward was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1983 NBA Draft after graduating from Notre Dame with strong stats in his junior and senior years. Despite getting drafted by the Bucks, Varner…

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Ronny Bayer (’66 – PG – 1m86) (Video)

In this #ThrowBackThursday we take a look back at the career of one of Belgium’s top Point Guards: Ronny Bayer. In a playing career that spanned from 1985 to 2003 it didn’t take long for the Belgian fans to fall in love with the 1m86 tall athletic point guard that made his debut as a pro with the…