Solent Stars

The Solent Stars were a basketball club based in Eastleigh in the "Urban Area" of Southampton in England. The club was founded in 1980 was very successful at the beginning of its history and won three cup competitions until 1984 and a championship in the men's. In the seasons 1982/83 and 1983/84 they took so part of the European Cup Winners' Cup and reached 1984, the quarter-final group stage, where reach in six games with three wins, including a win away to the prestigious Italian representatives and eventual finalists Simac Milan. Because of the poorer a direct comparison, but resigned along with the German representatives BSC Saturn Köln from before the semi finals. In the Champions Cup would retire a year later directly in the first round against the French champions CSP Limoges. 1987 it was a founding member of the British Basketball League (BBL ) to which one belonged to three seasons before you get from the game. After the restart in the fourth English Division was gained in 1999 under coach Alan Cunningham and Colin Irish, both former " Most Valuable Player " (MVP) of the BBL now infra- BBL Division One. After they finished the 2001/ 02 season, among other things, with the later basketball league player John Bynum third place, then you landed mostly in the lower third of the table now " English Basketball League " (EBL ) League said. By 2005, played with the native in the region Joel Freeland briefly in his youth one of the most successful English basketball player for the stars. After the end of the 2006/07 season the Stars the venue Fleming Park Leisure Centre has been terminated and the team finally resolved. With the team Solent playing in St. Marys Leisure Centre in Southampton, there is an adjacent basketball team that plays in the EBL Division 2 since 2011.