Mens Division A

Keravnos Strovolou

The Strovolos team is the oldest basketball club of the island as it was established in 1926. It is one of the richest clubs in the Modern Basketball History and one of the clubs that never lose their identity throughout the years as it is a protagonist in the sport for more than 25 continuous seasons. The club was one of the founding members of the Cyprus Basketball Federation
In 2007, Keravnos again achieved a new club success. The Strovolos team qualified to the final of the EuroCupChallenge after beating in the semi finals BC Dnipro twice in Cyprus and Ukraine. Being the first Cypriot sports team to compete in a Pan-European final (AEL was the first in an FIBA Europe regional final), they beat Samara 85-83 at home in Keravnos Stadium (today is called Paris Papaellinas stadium). However, the score was not enough to give the team the trophy after losing in Samara 101-81.
The best ever foreigner that played under Keravnos jersey was Ira Newble who came only for some months back at the beggining of the millenium and basically won everything alone the double with amazing games all over Cyprus. The winner took it all! Right after his short trip in Strovolos the American super star joined the magic world of NBA where he stayed a little bit less than 10 years with amazing statistics.
Keravnos Strovolou won 5 champion trophies (1989, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2008) and 8 cup trophies (1989, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010)
Among the local players that consider being important figures (other than Paris Papaellinas) are the following:
Andreas Kyprianou (currently the vice president of the club)
Doros Lemesios
Karagiannis brothers (Frikos and Rakis both transfers from AEL Limassol)
Darrin Fowlkes (played for five years in Keravnos and became the first American to get the Cypriot citizenship and play in the Cyprus NT)
Dragan Raca (played for six years with Keravnos jersey in the most astonishing European tour in the history of the club)
Kevin Florent (Currently the head Coach in the Academies of AEK Larnakas)
Christos Stylianides (played for four years in the club and being a member of coaching staff of the team for many years, currently the head coahc of the Women's team)
Giorgos Anastasiadis (currently member of ETHA Engomis)
And the American players who left their footprint in the History of Keravnos and the Cyprus Basketball
Ira Newble for whom we consider as being the top foreigner he ever worn the Strovolos jersey. .
Lance Blanks and George Ackles the amazing duet of 1997-1998 with the truly surprising European tour in the Top 8 of the European Cup against Zalgiris Kaunas of Coach Kazlauskas – The Lithuanians won two consecutive European titles in 1998 and 1999.
Rodney Monroe and Ed Stokes (mostly Monroe who was an extraordinary player for the Cyprus Basketball facts and figures)
Rowan Barrett (the captain of the Canadian NT) who helped the Strovolos team to win the double
And the most favorite American player for the Strovolos Basketball Fans is no other than the American small / power forward George Banks who played with Keravnos jersey for two seasons but before that he was very well known as he played back in 1998 with the jersey of Etha Engomis and at 2002-2003 with the jersey of APOEL Nicosia.

Team History

The Strovolos team is the oldest basketball club of the island as it was established in 1926. It is one of the richest clubs in the Modern Basketball History and one of the clubs that never lose their identity throughout the years as it is a protagonist in the sport for more than 25 continuous seasons. The club was one of the founding members of the Cyprus Basketball Federation.
During the Turkish invasion in 1974 the team lost five players as even today are consider being missing in action, these players are: Nikos Hatzipavlou, Michalis Kinanis, Doros Vassilaras, Nikos Konstantinou and Takis Kosmas. 36 years and still missing!
Keravnos has the same president (Mr. Paris Papaellinas) the last 23 years (with an exception of one season where the presidency was taken by Mr. Likourgos Kyprianou). Mr. Paris Papaellinas used to be a player of Keravnos Strovolou for more than two decades and is consider today the most important figure of the club as he is also the main investor of the team, being in love with the sport he invest many million euros all these years in his beloved team. Everybody in the island knows that whenever you say Keravnos Strovolou means Paris Papaellinas.
Since 1988, the club is focused nearly 100% in basketball and the Strovolos Basketball academies consider being the most dynamic and the most professional all over the island.
During the last two decades  Keravnos Strovolou is among the top tier teams while a nmber of champion trophys, cup trophys and super cups have been achieved during the last 20 years. Among the most successfull seasons, ever for the Strovolos teams was the season 1996-1997 in which the Americans Lance Blanks, George Ackles and the English Cypriot Pluto Vourliotis were among the "heores" of the season and among the top players in the double won the specific season.

Roster of the team

Photo Name DOB Positions Height Nationality Bio
Giorgos Neofytou 01 Feb, 1984 PG/S 1.93 Cypriot Bio
George Theocharidis 04 Jun, 1985 4 2.03 Cypriot Bio
Anthony Lamar King 22 Jan, 1985 PF/C 2.06 American Bio
Simon Michael 19 Jun, 1992 PG/S 1.83 Cypriot Bio
Panagiotis Markou 27 Jun, 1996 C 2.01 Cypriot Bio
Christos Loizidis 20 Mar, 1991 PF 2.04 Cypriot Bio
Terell Parks 26 May, 1991 PF 2.04 American Bio
Kenny Barker 11 Jun, 1986 PG-S 1.91 American Bio
Tre Bussey 13 Nov, 1991 SG 1.90 American Bio
Cade Davis 28 Jun, 1988 SF 1.97 American Bio
Mohamed Abukar 01 Jan, 1985 PF 2.08 American Bio
Aristides Koronides 01 Apr, 1982 PG-S 1.88 Cyprus Bio

Coaching Team

Photo Name DOB Positions Nationality Bio
Michalis Matsentidis 01 Jan, 1980 A Assistant Coach Cypriot Bio
Christoforos Leivadiotis 07 Feb, 1980 Head Coach Cypriot Bio
Alexis Zahariou 30 Aug, 1976 B Assistant Coach Cypriot Bio

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Anagennisi Germasogeias vs. ETHA Engomis
84-92
Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas vs. Keravnos Strovolou
59-48
CytaVision APOEL vs. Apollon BC
82-65
Anagennisi Germasogeias vs. Kapatsos Omonoia Nicosia
102-82
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Positions - Mens Division A

Team W/L P
1. Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas 13/2 28
2. Keravnos Strovolou 12/3 27
3. CytaVision APOEL 10/5 25
4. Apollon BC 9/6 24
5. ETHA Engomis 9/6 24
6. Enosis Neon Paralimniou 5/10 20
7. Kapatsos Omonoia Nicosia 2/13 17
8. Anagennisi Germasogeias 0/15 15
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