The German basketball league system or German basketball league pyramid is a series of interconnected competitions for professional basketball clubs in Germany. The system has a hierarchical format, with a promotion and demotion system between competitions at different levels. There are currently six different competitions on the pyramid: the 1st-tier level Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), the 2nd-tier level ProA, the 3rd-tier level ProB, the 4th-tier level 1. Regionalliga, the 5th-tier level 2. Regionalliga, and the 6th-tier level Landesliga Oberliga.

The tier pyramid

Level League
1 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL)
National 1st Division
(18 teams)
2 2. Basketball Bundesliga
National 2nd Division
2 ProA
National 2nd Division
(16 teams)
3 ProB
National 3rd Division
(24 teams in two 12 team groups)
4 1. Regionalliga
National 4th Division
(53 teams in 4 groups)
5 2. Regionalliga
National 5th Division
(112 teams in 9 groups)
6 Landesliga Oberliga
National 6th Division
(218 teams in 13 groups)

Other competitions

See also