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Aris LeeuwardenDescription : Aris Leeuwarden is a Dutch professional basketball club based in Leeuwarden. It competes in the Dutch Basketball League since 2004. Aris plays its home games at Sporthal Kalverdijkje.The parent club was actually founded in 1992, when the clubs "Sporty" & "Ymir" merged into "BV Aris". In 2004 the professional team was founded, when the team promoted from the Promotiedivisie – the Dutch second league – to the Eredivisie. The team - coached by Tom Simpson - was named "Woon!Aris" and reached ... Page:a

Aris Leeuwarden
Aris Leeuwarden logo
LeaguesDutch Basketball League
Founded2004
HistoryWoon! Aris
(2004–2007)
Aris Friesland
(2007–2009)
De Friesland Aris
(2009–2011)
Lasaulec Aris
(2011–2012)
Aris Leeuwarden
(2012–present)
ArenaSporthal Kalverdijkje
Arena Capacity1,700
LocationLeeuwarden, Netherlands
Team colorsBlue, White
         
Main sponsorUnivé
PresidentG.J. Meelker
Team managerGert Schurer
Websitearisleeuwarden.nl
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Aris Leeuwarden is a Dutch professional basketball club based in Leeuwarden. It competes in the Dutch Basketball League since 2004. Aris plays its home games at Sporthal Kalverdijkje.

History

The parent club was actually founded in 1992, when the clubs "Sporty" & "Ymir" merged into "BV Aris". In 2004 the professional team was founded, when the team promoted from the Promotiedivisie – the Dutch second league – to the Eredivisie. The team - coached by Tom Simpson - was named "Woon!Aris" and reached the Playoffs in its first season. After then, the team didn't reach the postseason for four seasons. In 2009-10 Aris, then named "De Friesland Aris", reached the semi-finals for the first time.

In the 2012–13 season, Aris was in financial trouble after it lost their main sponsor Lasaulec. Despite these circumstances Aris' squad – which included All-Stars Holcomb-Faye and Givens – reached the DBL Finals. Rival #1 seed Den Bosch was knocked out of the tournament 3–1 in the semi-finals. In the Finals Aris played ZZ Leiden and lost 0–4 to the #2 seed of the regular season.

Before the start of the 2013–14 Aris got a new main sponsor in Univé, which guaranteed the existence of the team. The capacity of Sportcentrum Kalverdijkje was also increased from 800 to 1,700 to further increase the stability for the club's future.

Season by season

SeasonTierLeaguePos.PostseasonDutch Cup
2004–051DBL7Quarterfinalist
2005–061DBL10
2006–071DBL9Semifinalist
2007–081DBL10
2008–091DBL10
2009–101DBL6SemifinalistFourth round
2010–111DBL5QuarterfinalistQuarterfinalist
2011–121DBL6QuarterfinalistFourth place
2012–131DBL4FinalistSemifinalist
2013–141DBL7QuarterfinalistSemifinalist
2014–151DBL6QuarterfinalistQuarterfinalist

Players

See also: Category: Aris Leeuwarden players

Current roster

Aris Leeuwarden roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#Nat.NameHt.
4.0 !PF11NED !NetherlandsVisser, Jelmer7000202000000000000♠2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
2.0 !SG5NED !Netherlandsde Paula, Tjoe7000185000000000000♠1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
1.0 !PG8NED !NetherlandsHope, Dexter7000185000000000000♠1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
4.0 !PF12NED !NetherlandsTreffers, Quincy7000202000000000000♠2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
1.5 !G15NED !NetherlandsVan Oostrum, Nigel7000196000000000000♠1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
3.0 !SF10NED !NetherlandsBach, Philip7000194000000000000♠1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
3.0 !SF14NOR !NorwaySommerfeldt, Torgrim7000198000000000000♠1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
5.0 !C7USA !United StatesWatkins, Ryan7000206000000000000♠2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
4.0 !PF6USA !United StatesSimmons, Marquise7000200999999999999♠2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
1.0 !PG9USA !United StatesJackson-Cartwright, Miles7000190000000000000♠1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
5.0 !C13NED !NetherlandsPijp, Rik7000204999999999999♠2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Head coach

Netherlands Tom Simpson


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: December 14, 2014

FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Notable players

  • United States Matt Bauscher
  • United States Lance Jeter
  • United States Mark Sanchez
  • United States Darius Theus
  • Netherlands Tjoe de Paula
  • Netherlands Rein van der Kamp
  • United States Whit Holcomb-Faye
  • United States Samme Givens
  • Netherlands Valentijn Lietmeijer

◆ Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Head coaches

NameFromToHonours
Netherlands Erik Braal201120131 DBL Finals
Netherlands Ed Molthoff2013Feb. 2014
Netherlands Tom SimpsonFeb. 20142015
Netherlands Michael Schuurs2015present
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