Lavrio B.C.

Lavrio - DHI
  • Metallorichoi (The Miners)
Leagues Greek Basket League
Greek Cup
Founded 1990
History 1990 – Present
Arena Lavrio Indoor Hall
Arena Capacity 1,700
Location Lavrio, Greece
Team colors Yellow, Blue
President Ioannis Psarakis
Head coach Christos Serelis
2015–16 position Greek Basket League 11th

Lavrio B.C., or G.S. Lavrio (alternate spelling: Lavrion) (Greek: Γ.Σ. Λαυρίου K.A.E.), is a Greek professional basketball club that is based in Lavrio, Greece. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Lavrio (Greek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Λαυρίου).

The club's current logo is an owl, symbolizing the ancient Greek coin Dekadrachm.


Lavrio was founded in 1990. The club played in the local regional ESKA leagues from 1990 to 2002. The club then spent five years playing at the Greek C National League level, from 2002 until 2007, when the club was promoted to the Greek B National League. During the club's first two seasons in the Greek National B League, 2007–08 and 2008–09, Lavrio ranked 6th in the final league standings. But the next season, 2009–10, it was declared the champion team of the category, after winning a tie-breaker with Panelefsiniakos (24 wins and 6 losses ). Therefore, for the first time in the club's history, it came up to the A2 National League. At the same time, in the organization of the Greek Cup, the club was eliminated after four games, losing in the 2nd leg of the second phase of the tournament against PAOK, by a score of 73-83.

During its first season in the Greek A2 Basketball League, in 2010–11, Lavrio finished in 4th place in the league standings. In the Greek Cup, the club was eliminated on the 2nd game day, where they were defeated by a score of 69-63, against Nea Kifissia. The following season, 2011–12, while still competing in the same league category, they finished in 8th place in the league standings. In the course of the Greek Cup, they were eliminated on the 2nd game day of Phase A, after being defeated by a score of 74-59, against Panerythraikos. In the 2012–13 season, the team continued its good performances, and finished in 5th place in the final standings of the league classification tables. In the Greek Cup, they were eliminated at the first game of the second phase, when they were defeated by Ikaroi Serron, by a score of 64-60.

In the 2014–15 season, Lavrio played in the Greek A2 League, and finished in third place in the league. Because the club KAOD withdrew from the top-tier Greek Basket League, Lavrio was then promoted to the top professional national basketball league in Greece, for the first time in its history.[1] Lavrio managed to secure their place in the league for the next season one game before the end of the season, even though the team lost that game to Aries Trikala. The club finished the 2015–16 Greek League season in 11th place in the regular season.



Lavrio B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0 United States Young, Brandon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 25 – (1991-11-16)16 November 1991
PF 1 United States Shelton, D.J. 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 25 – (1991-04-04)4 April 1991
F 2 United Kingdom Hamilton, Ashley 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1988-09-28)28 September 1988
G 5 United States Punter, Kevin 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 23 – (1993-06-25)25 June 1993
PG 7 Greece Tsiros, Panagiotis 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 33 – (1983-02-19)19 February 1983
PG 10 Greece Stefanidis, Christoforos 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 36 – (1980-07-29)29 July 1980
SF 11 Greece Athanasoulas, Ioannis 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 29 – (1987-01-21)21 January 1987
F/C 12 Greece Perrakis, Michalis 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 32 – (1984-03-15)15 March 1984
G/F 13 Greece Giannakopoulos, Sakis (C) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 34 – (1982-10-24)24 October 1982
C 14 Greece Kaklamanakis, Dimitris 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 – (1994-09-01)1 September 1994
SG 15 Greece Anagnostakis, Ioannis 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1994-01-08)8 January 1994
F/C 33 Netherlands Kok, Jito 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 22 – (1994-03-23)23 March 1994
SG 83 United States Bolds, Demarius 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1984-05-06)6 May 1984
Head coach
  • Greece Christos Serellis
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Kostas Paschalis
  • Greece Alexandros Georgantas

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: 20-08-2015

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jito Kok Dimitris Kaklamanakis
PF D.J. Shelton Ashley Hamilton Michalis Perrakis
SF Sakis Giannakopoulos Ioannis Athanasoulas
SG Demarius Bolds Kevin Punter Ioannis Anagnostakis
PG Brandon Young Christoforos Stefanidis Panagiotis Tsiros

Notable players


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