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Tag: TELENET GIANTS ANTWERP – A

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Owen Klassen will leave Antwerp

After one season with Antwerp, Owen Klassen will leave Belgium to sign with the Hamilton Honey Badgers in Canada, his home country. Klassen was solid last year with Antwerp as he posted 10,3 PTS and 6,6 RBDS in 20,8 MIN in EMBL. For next season, Antwerp has already announced the renewal of Stephaun Branch, the…

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Stephaun Branch will remain a Giant for one more season

The Antwerp Giants have just announced that combo guard Stephaun Branch has extended his contract with the club for one more season. Branch joined the Giants during the course of the past season in December 2019 to bolster the Giants’ backcourt who were at that time missing Sanders due to an injury. With his strong…

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2019-’20 EMBL Awards

Hans Vanwijn from the Antwerp Giants has been elected as the 2019-’20 EMBL Belgian Player of the Year. In 14 games Vanwijn recorded averages of 12.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.5 spg & 0.4 bpg. Seppe D’espallier from the Leuven Bears has been elected as the 2019-’20 EMBL Belgian Youngster of the Year. The…

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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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Antwerp Giants win Belgian Cup

The Telenet Giants Antwerp have prolonged their Belgian Cup title as they defeated Spirou Basket Charleroi with the 83-78 final score. The Giants really made the difference in an excellent third quarter and headed into the final quarter they were holding on to a 68-56 lead. Spirou fought back however and slowly but surely closed the gap and with…

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Player Profile: Hans Vanwijn

“Coming back stronger”. That seems to be the motivation which drives Hans Vanwijn this season. The 2015-’16 Belgian Youngster of the Year who had been on a steady climb ever since joining the EuroMillions Basketball League in 2013 unexpectedly saw his rise grind to a halt last season when his numbers dropped significantly and although his team…

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Giants get their first win in Champions League

The Telenet Giants Antwerp have got their first win of the Champions League Regular season as they defeated Bandirma with the 93-90 final score. Luka Rupnik led the Giants with his 22 pts & 3 rebs, while Ibrahima Fall Faye finished with the 16 pts & 10 rebs double-double and also added 4 blks & 3 stls. Victor…

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Giants qualify for Champions League Regular Season

Despite losing the second game of their Champions League Qualification Round at Sodertalje with the 68-73 score, the Telenet Giants Antwerp have qualified for the regular season of the Champions League. Vincent Kesteloot led the Giants in scoring with 18 pts and also grabbed 4 rebs. David Dudzinski added 11 pts & 7 rebs, while Hans Vanwijn finished with 10 pts, 4…

TIB Throwbacks

Ralph Biggs (’76 – SF – 1m98)

It has already been 4 years since the always smiling Ralph Biggs decided to put an end to his playing career.In this #ThrowBackThursday we take a look back at the players who have impacted First Division basketball in Belgium. It is safe to say that Ralph Biggs undoubtedly belongs in that category: The lanky swingman started his…