Vasily is the Baskets topscorer and has an important role in coach Glinickis system. Thanks to his great reach the fabulous shooter is hard to defend from the outside as well as under the basket. But even if the calm Russian puts it in from the half court, he remains cool. That’s why we gave him the name ‘Iceman’.
In the past he played for RSB Thuringia Bulls and in the last season for Russian team of Krilya Barsa, but lately he wears the number six in Hamburg. Also wheelchair basketball is relatively new to Vasily. The driving skills of the AB with a past as professional basketball player is incidentally comparable with his German – sometimes a little rough. But driving gets better and better.
It's "double or nothing" for Asael, Karlis and the BG Baskets. After some ups and downs during the season the team can now wrap up the playoffs with a winner in the last game of the regular season. But unfortunately its cup winner and champion of last year RSV Lahn-Dill they have to play against.
The Baskets couldn't be without the Front Office of the HSV. Logiscitcs, marketing, but also barbecue and other services - the team behind takes care of it. Team manager David Schulze is in charge of everything. He does his job with passion, but he has still one wish for the sport...
How fit is the team? Every year the BG Baskets have to do a medical check-up. Doc Sascha Kluge and his team of the BG Klinikum in Hamburg test the general shape of the players and do a performance diagnostics.
It's a tense mood in the team after the first defeat. Everybody knew, that the season wouln't be easy going at all times. The home game against the Rhine River Rhinos from Wiesbaden is a major challange for the Baskets so far. Captain Kai and his team have to deal the first crisis. Unfortunately play maker Ali is injured and his appearence on the court is incertain.
Vasily Kochetkov the Baskets' topscorer. While practice he even puts it in from half court sitting in his wheelchair - this guy! He keeps calm and stays cool anyway. New nickname: Iceman.
Not only the opponents on the court challange the BG Baskets. Also living next-door to one another is a major part, which demands well cooperation. The team has to grow together for success.
The BG Baskets go on their longest trip directely for the season opener. The whole team travels to Munich by train. From the station the team goes straight into the gym to meet their opponent - the 'Iguanas'. Captain Kai Möller motivates his team and knows, 'now it's hot!' A victory could be celebrated at the world famous Oktoberfest.
Six new signings gain the BG Baskets in this season. A lot to do for head coach Holger Glinicki in the short pre-season. How will he manage to bind the six men and two women together as a team? The athletes arrive in Hamburg one after another and move into the Baskets' flat. Each of them got his or her unique story. Young talent Asael is from Israel. Hamburg is his first stop abroad. The new beginning is on.