ProA
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Founded2007; 15 years ago (2007)
First season2007–08
CountryGermany
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams15
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBasketball Bundesliga
Relegation toProB
Current championsRostock Seawolves (1st title)
(2021–22)
Most championshipsMitteldeutscher BC (3 titles)
Websitewww.2basketballbundesliga.de

The ProA is the second-tier league of professional club basketball in Germany. The league comprises 16 teams. Officially the ProA is part of the 2. Basketball Bundesliga, which consists of the two hierarchical leagues ProA and ProB. Before the 2007–08 season, the 2. Basketball Bundesliga was a basketball league with the same name, which consisted of two geographical divisions. At the end of the league stage, the top two teams qualify for the Basketball Bundesliga, and the teams positioned 15th and 16th are relegated to the lower league, ProB.[1]

Current teams (2022–23)

Team City
Artland Dragons Quakenbrück
Bayer Giants Leverkusen Leverkusen
Eisbären Bremerhaven Bremerhaven
ART Giants Düsseldorf Düsseldorf
Medipolis Science City Jena Jena
Nürnberg Falcons BC Nürnberg
Phoenix Hagen Hagen
PS Karlsruhe LIONS Karlsruhe
RASTA Vechta Vechta
WWU Baskets Münster Münster
Römerstrom Gladiators Trier Trier
Giessen 46ers Giessen
Tigers Tübingen Tübingen
Uni Baskets Paderborn Paderborn
VfL Kirchheim Knights Kirchheim unter Teck
VfL SparkassenStars Bochum Bochum
Wiha Panthers Schwenningen Villingen-Schwenningen
Dresden Titans Dresden

Champions

The champions of a given ProA season promote to the Basketball Bundesliga, along with the runner-up of the Finals.

Season Champion Runner-up
2007–08
Giants Nördlingen Cuxhaven BasCats
2008–09
Mitteldeutscher BC Phoenix Hagen
2009–10
Bayreuth Cuxhaven BasCats
2010–11
Bayern Munich Würzburg Baskets
2011–12
Mitteldeutscher BC VfL Kirchheim Knights
Rasta Vechta Giants Düsseldorf
Göttingen Crailsheim Merlins
Gießen 46ers s.Oliver Würzburg
2015–16
Science City Jena Rasta Vechta
Mitteldeutscher BC Oettinger Rockets
Rasta Vechta Crailsheim Merlins
Hamburg Towers Nürnberg Falcons
2019–20
Abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21
Heidelberg Bayer Giants Leverkusen
2021–22
Rostock Seawolves Tigers Tübingen

Performances by club

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Mitteldeutscher BC 3 0 2009, 2012, 2017
Rasta Vechta 2 1 2013, 2018 2016
Giants Nördlingen 1 0 2008
Bayern Munich 1 0 2011
Göttingen 1 0 2014
Gießen 46ers 1 0 2015
Science City Jena 1 0 2016
Hamburg Towers 1 0 2019
Heidelberg 1 0 2021
Rostock Seawolves 1 0 2022
Bayer Giants Leverkusen 0 1 2021
Tigers Tübingen 0 1 2022

Awards

Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Team Ref.
2007–08 United States Roderick Trice Cuxhaven BasCats
2008–09 United States Wayne Bernard Mitteldeutscher BC
2009–10 United States Jaivon Harris BBC Bayreuth
2010–11 Australia Lee Jeka Würzburg Baskets
2011–12 United States Arizona Reid Mitteldeutscher BC (2)
2012–13 United States Richard Williams SC Rasta Vechta
2013–14 United States Harper Kamp BG Göttingen [2]
2014–15 United States Braydon Hobbs Nürnberger BC
2015–16 Germany Christian Standhardinger SC Rasta Vechta

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Team Ref.
2007–08 Per Günther Phoenix Hagen
2008–09 Johannes Lischka LTi Lich
2009–10 Simon Schmitz Science City Jena
2010–11 Bastian Doreth Bayern Munich
2011–12 Jusuf El-Domiaty Cuxhaven BasCats
2012–13 Akeem Vargas BG Göttingen
2013–14 Stephan Haukohl erdgas Ehingen/Urspr.schule [2]
2014–15 Besnik Bekteshi Gießen 46ers
2015–16 Johannes Thiemann Baunach Young Pikes

Coach of the Year

Year Coach Team Ref.
2007–08 Germany Andreas Wagner Giants Nördlingen
2008–09 Germany Björn Harmsen Mitteldeutscher BC
2009–10 Germany Andreas Wagner (2) BBC Bayreuth
2010–11 Germany Torsten Loibl BV Chemnitz 99
2011–12 Croatia Silvano Poropat Mitteldeutscher BC (2)
Germany Felix Schreier Chemnitz Niners
2012–13 United States Patrick Elzie SC Rasta Vechta
2013–14 Germany Ralph Junge erdgas Ehingen/Urspr.schule [2]
2014–15 Germany Denis Wucherer Gießen 46ers
2015–16 Germany Björn Harmsen Science City Jena

References

  1. ^ http://www.diejungeliga.de
  2. ^ a b c "Die Junge Liga - die Teams, Spieler und Coaches der Saison 2013/2014". Archived from the original on 11 June 2014.