Mens Division A

Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas

AEK Larnaca B.C., is a Cypriot professional basketball club based in Larnaca, Cyprus. AEK Larnaca BC was formed in 1994 after the merging of the two Larnaca clubs: EPA Larnaca and Pezoporikos. The team has many participations in the Cyprus Basketball Division 1 but had also relegated to the second division in its late history.

 

Before the merger of the two teams, Pezoporikos won the championship four times (1973, 1991, 1992, 1994) and consider being among the most successfull and at the same time innovative  teams in the island during 90's as it was the first team to import American Basketball players in the season 1987-1988 together with the team of Keravnos Strovolou while at the same time the academies of the team were among the top tier academies in the island. Larnaca in general and for a decade used to be a Basketball city but unfortunately the last fifteen years or so the spirit , the passion and probalby the money are gone.

 

During τhe 90’s the team of Pezoporikos was among the strongest teams in Cyprus and every year was participating either in the semis or in the finals of the Cyprus league while four seasons were succesfull as they ended with the championship trophy at Zinona’s town.

 

The most famous figures of the modern history of the Larnaka's club and at the same time the top performers of the team of Pezoporikos were no others than the following players:

 

The unlimited Kevin Florent (currently an assistant Coach in the Men’s team) and until last year (2009-2010) an active player at his 46 with the team of APOP Paphou in the second division!

The legendary John White with the killing three pointers and his crazy run and gun game and the man who actually together with Kevin Florent, Kostas Stylianou and Antonis Evzonas succeeded the first ever European victory against USK Prague for teh first round of the European Championship league (that was the name of the competition back in 90's), the amazing quartet in the specific pair of games were Kevin Florent, John White, Kostas Stylianou and Antonis Evzonas, with point guard being Michalis Michael.

The Cyprus international Antonis Evzonas who came after a big career in AEL Limassol and remain with the club of Pezoporikos from 1991 untill 1995 winning 2 champion titles and three cups.

The Cypriot Kostas Stylianou (his son is currently in the roster of AEK Larnakas) Kostas had an amazing career in the Greek league with Aris Thessalonikis jersey before joining forces with the Larnaka team and write the modern history of the club with the number of trophies won at the beggining of 90's.

The Cypriot Nikos Michael who played basketball for the club from the season 1993-1994 and the last double of the club untill the season 2001-2002 and after a small break in Apollon Limassol and APOEL Nicosia played from 2004 untill 2007 with AEK's jersey so a total of 14 years under AEK's jersey he is the one of the few players to reach Pezoporikos in his glory days adn AEK Larnakas in the second division. From Zenith to Nadir

The NBAer Darrel Armstrong (an amazing shooting guard with amazing fastness and very small body just 1.78cm, who actually on an one man's show won the double for the team of Larnaka in his first career stop in the European courts back in the season 1993-1994 and right after his college, and just before joining the magic world of NBA where he had an excellent 12 year career which just ended two years ago.)

As AEK Kition, and after the merging in the last seventeen years, the team of Larnaka has only won two titles in the second division as the situation changed a lot and the last decade only three teams are sharing the titles in the Cyprus Competition (AEL, APOEL and Keravnos Strovolou).

 

In 2009, the team reached the semifinals of the Cyprus cup while this season the Cyprus Head Coach  Renos Pittalis replaced in the mid-season by the Latvian Head Coach (ex AEL's Coach) Igor Migniecks and enter the play-offs in the very last position 8th out of nine teams where due to financial problems they dismiss all the foreigners and basecally "gave" the series to Keravnos with a  0-2 in the first phase of the Cyprus Play-offs for the season 2010-2011.

 

The last success of the team was the championship of the season 2014-2015 where under the coahcing of the Greek Head Coach Giorgos Ketselidis won the trophy after succeeding to bypass the road disadvantage against APOEL Nicosia. So it was a kind of a repeat of the trophy of the season 2012-2013 two years before where with the rookie (then) ex player and Head Coach Nikolas Papadopoulos won the championship against all odds and having as an MVP the mature Cyprus international Iakovos Panteli who was awesome in the play-offs.

Team History

AEK Larnaca B.C., is a Cypriot professional basketball club based in Larnaca, Cyprus. AEK Larnaca BC was formed in 1994 after the merging of the two Larnaca clubs: EPA Larnaca and Pezoporikos. The team has many participation in the Cyprus Basketball Division 1 but had also relegated to the second division in its late history.
 
Before the merger of the two teams, Pezoporikos won the championship four times (1973, 1991, 1992, 1994) and consider being among the most booming and at the same time pioneering teams in the island during 90's as it was the first team to import American Basketball players in the season 1987-1988 together with the team of Keravnos Strovolou while at the same time the academies of the team were among the top tier academies in the island. Larnaca in general and for a decade used to be a Basketball city but unfortunately the last fifteen years or so the spirit, the passion and probably the money are gone.
 
During τhe 90’s the team of Pezoporikos was among the strongest teams in Cyprus and every year was participating either in the semis or in the finals of the Cyprus league while four seasons were successful as they ended with the championship trophy at Zinona’s town.
 
The most famous figures of the modern history of the Larnaka's club and at the same time the top performers of the team of Pezoporikos were no others than the following four players:
 
  • The unlimited Kevin Florent (currently an assistant Coach in the Men’s team) and until last year (2009-2010) an active player at the age of 46 with the team of APOP Paphou in the second division, assisting them to win the cup of the division and to end in the second position of the league, being the forth scorer of the division!
  • The legendary John White with the killing three pointers and his crazy run and gun game and the man who actually together with Kevin Florent, Kostas Stylianou and Antonis Evzonas succeeded the first ever European victory against USK Prague for the first round of the European Championship league (that was the name of the competition back in 90's), the amazing team in the specific pair of games were Kevin Florent, John White, Kostas Stylianou and Antonis Evzonas, with point guard being Michalis Michael.
  • The Cyprus international Antonis Evzonas who came after a big career in AEL Limassol and remain with the club of Pezoporikos from 1991 until 1995 winning 2 champion titles and three cups.
  • The Cypriot Kostas Stylianou (his son is currently in the roster of AEK Larnakas) Kostas had an amazing career in the Greek league with Aris Thessalonikis jersey before joining forces with the Larnaka team and write the modern history of the club with the number of trophies won at the beginning of 90's.
  • The Cypriot Nikos Michael who played basketball for the club from the season 1993-1994 and the last double of the club until the season 2001-2002 and after a small break in Apollon Limassol and APOEL Nicosia played from 2004 until 2007 with AEK's jersey so a total of 14 years under AEK's jersey he is the one of the few players to reach Pezoporikos in his glory days and AEK Larnakas in the second division. From Zenith to Nadir
  • The NBAer Darrel Armstrong (an amazing shooting guard with amazing fastness and very small body just 1.78cm, who actually on an one man's show won the double for the team of Larnaka in his first career stop in the European courts back in the season 1993-1994 and right after his college, and just before joining the magic world of NBA where he had an excellent 12 year career which just ended two years ago.)
 As AEK Kition, the team of Larnaka has won only two titles in the second division as the situation changed a lot and the last decade only three teams are sharing the titles in the Cyprus Competition (AEL, APOEL and Keravnos Strovolou).
 
In 2009, the team reached the semifinals of the Cyprus cup while this season the Cyprus Head Coach Renos Pittalis replaced in the mid-season by the Latvian Head Coach (ex AEL's Coach) Igor Migniecks and enter the play-offs in the very last position 8th out of nine teams where due to financial problems they dismiss all the foreigners and basically "gave" the series to Keravnos with a 0-2 in the first phase of the Cyprus Play-offs for the season 2010-2011.

Roster of the team

Photo Name DOB Positions Height Nationality Bio
Roberto Alexander Mantovani 04 Jan, 1994 SF/P 1.99 Cypriot Bio
Iakovos Panteli 03 Oct, 1985 PG/S 1.88 Cypriot Bio
Panagiotis Trisokkas 29 Aug, 1980 PF/C 2.06 Cypriot Bio
Georgios Palalas 20 Mar, 1981 PG/S 1.85 Cypriot Bio
Andreas Sizopoulos 30 Jul, 1983 SG-S 1.92 Cypriot Bio
Tyrell Biggs 07 Aug, 1986 SF-P 203 American Bio
Primoz Brezec 02 Oct, 1979 C 216 Slovenian Bio

Coaching Team

Photo Name DOB Positions Nationality Bio
Kyriakos Adamou 01 Jan, 1970 A Assistant Coach Cypriot Bio
Linos Gavriel 18 Oct, 1975 Head Coach Cypriot Bio

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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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