Helios Suns

The Helios Suns are a men's professional basketball club based in Domžale, Slovenia. The Helios Suns currently participates in the Premier A Slovenian League. They have won the national league in the 2006–07 and 2015–16 seasons. Since 1981, their main sponsor is local chemical company Helios.[1]

Helios Suns
Helios Suns logo
LeaguesSlovenian League
Founded1949; 71 years ago (1949)
ArenaKomunalni center Hall
Capacity2,500
LocationDomžale, Slovenia
Team colorsBlue, Orange, White
     
Main sponsorHelios d.o.o
PresidentDavid Kubala
Head coachDejan Jakara
Championships2 Slovenian Leagues
1 Slovenian Cup
1 Alpe Adria Cup
Websitehelios-suns.si

HistoryEdit

In August 2014, the team was renamed from KK Helios Domžale to Helios Suns.[2]

ArenaEdit

Their home ground is Komunalni center Hall in Domžale.

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners (2): 2006–07, 2015–16
Runners-up (2): 2007–08, 2008–09

CupEdit

Winners (1): 2007
Runners-up (3): 2008, 2011, 2013
Runners-up (3): 2007, 2008, 2016

RegionalEdit

Winners (1): 2015–16
Runners-up (1): 2016–17

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Helios Suns roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 0   Konjević, Davor 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 29 – (1990-12-18)18 December 1990
C 1   Šikanić, Uroš 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 18 – (2001-12-16)16 December 2001
G 4   Radovčić, Krešimir 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 23 – (1997-04-19)19 April 1997
SG 5   Maček, Jan 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (2001-04-23)23 April 2001
PF 6   Prepelič, Bine 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 19 – (2001-08-05)5 August 2001
G 7   Pelko, Jure 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 30 – (1990-05-17)17 May 1990
G 9   Bratec, Aljaž 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1998-05-31)31 May 1998
F 10   Oman, Urban 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 21 – (1998-12-02)2 December 1998
PF 12   Šantelj, Leon 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 25 – (1995-04-25)25 April 1995
G 13   Kralj, David 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 21 – (1999-01-25)25 January 1999
PF 14   Knežević, Sreten 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 26 – (1994-02-15)15 February 1994
F 21   Mahkovic, Blaž 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 30 – (1990-03-21)21 March 1990
SG 22   Hirschmann, Adrian 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 20 – (2000-02-02)2 February 2000
C 32   Florveus, John 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 30 – (1990-10-10)10 October 1990
F 51   Strel, Jakob 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (2000-08-22)22 August 2000
F/C ––   Morina, Gëzim 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1992-12-12)12 December 1992
G/F ––   Hrovat, Gregor 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1994-08-18)18 August 1994
Head coach
  •   Dejan Jakara
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Grega Nachbar

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 1 September 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C John Florveus Sreten Knežević
PF Blaž Mahkovic Leon Šantelj Bine Prepelič Uroš Šikanić
SF Davor Konjević Urban Oman Jakob Strel
SG Jure Pelko David Kralj Adrian Hirschmann
PG Krešimir Radovčić Aljaž Bratec Jan Maček

Head coachesEdit

The following is a list of head coaches since 2005:

European matchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club     Home    Away
1992–93 Korać Cup 1st Round   Hiefenech Telekurs 95–68 108–77
2nd Round   Avtodor 55–69 85–87
1993–94 Korać Cup 1st Round   Leuven ABB 84–84 78–89
1994–95 Korać Cup 1st Round   USK Erpet Praha 77–100 75–106
1997–98 Korać Cup Group Stage
(Group M)
  Maccabi Rishon 67–74 72–91
  Aeroporti 60–71 52–80
  Vojvodina 65–68 73–78
1998–99 Korać Cup 1st Round   Sloboda Dita 64–70 68–75
2010–11 EuroChallenge Qualifying   BK Prostějov 62–70 69–84
2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup Group Stage
(Group I)
  Ventspils 72–81 62–67
  Pieno žvaigždės 71–80 77–86
  PGE Turów 50–58 97–86
2016–17 Champions League Group Stage
(Group A)
  Monaco 59–63 55–59
  Banvit 53–60 56–74
  ČEZ Nymburk 57–67 55–85
  Aris 54–62 54–72
  Fraport Skyliners 56–61 62–72
  Ironi Nahariya 60–69 61–76
  Bakken Bears 78–59 74–68

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zgodovina" [History] (in Slovenian). Helios Suns. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ S.J. (20 August 2014). "Nov veter v Domžalah prinesel novo ime: Helios Suns" [New club name: Helios Suns] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

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