WBC Raiffeisen Wels

The WBC Raiffeisen Wels is an Austrian basketball club from catfish.

The club was founded as WBC Kraftwerk Wels in 2000 through a merger of the clubs Union catfish and catfish ABC savings bank. The latter was the late 1980s, four Austrian Vice Champion. Since the 2003/ 04 season, the team plays in the National Basketball League. The game in 2005/ 06 was for the team for the first time a successful year in the fledgling club's history. The Cup victory and the runner-up title was won. The greatest success was fixed on June 7, 2009. The WBC Wels was in a dramatic final series against local rivals Gmunden first time Austrian champion.

After a change of the main sponsor of the club 's name is since the 2009/10 season WBC Raiffeisen Wels.

  • 3.1 Starting Five
  • 5.1 Starting Five
  • 9.1 Points - Rebounds - Assists - Steals - Blocks
  • 9.2 Field Throws - 3 -point throws - free throws

Best Merits

  • 2009: Austrian Champion
  • 2006: Austrian Cup Winner
  • 2006: Vice Champion

2013/14 season

Starting Five

Season 2011/12

Starting Five

Season 2010/11


Season 2009/10

For the 09 /10 season, the Treaty of Brucefields was extended by two years. However, Captain Armin Woschank leaves the club after three years and returns to Kapfenberg. Brandon Thomas switches to Göttingen.

Starting Five

Season 2008/ 09

  • Arrivals:
  • Departures:

* Last convened in a national team

Season 2007/ 08

  • Arrivals:
  • Departures:

As a replacement for the leading scorer the last two seasons, Curtis Bobb, the two 23 -year-old combo-guard Kendrick Davis and Casey Archibald were committed. With Elijah Palmer, a player was purchased for the frontcourt, who was active in the 2004/05 season at the Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions, scoring 22.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. During the season of Americans Kyle Wilson came as a replacement for the injured Flagan Prince of the team. The last new acquisition up to then in Japan playing center Tilo Burdock was acquired in March 2008. Burdock played in the first two Bundesliga seasons already for catfish and keeps up with 20.8 points per game in the season 2003/04, a club record. On March 15, 2008 ended the fixed-term contract of Kyle Wilson.

* Last convened in a national team

Bundesliga and Cup season balances

After 3 seasons in the B league was in 2003 under coach Dietmar Söllner promotion to the A- League can be achieved.

Since the season 2005/ 06 Mag Raoul Korner is responsible for the team as head coach. Before his first season, he defined his personal goals with the team: "In three years we want to be number one in Austria in basketball. Thus, not only the first championship title for catfish is meant. " Already in the first season could be achieved with the Cup win and the runner-up title of the hitherto biggest success in club history. Finally, in 2009 in the 4th year under Raoul Korner, the first championship to be won.

* MB = basic passage Mens B- League; M2 = Main Round 2 ( Auf-/Abstiegsrunde ); M3 = Main Round 3 ( relegation round ); SF = Semifinals

Player statistics

Points - Rebounds - Assists - Steals - Blocks

Brandon Thomas could total occupy the 4th place in the Bundesliga scoring led by Deven Mitchell with 22.4 points / game in his first season in the WBC Dress with 20.2 points / game. Armin Woschank was with 3.2 assists / game again the best player in the WBC assists

Field throws - 3 -point throws - free throws

Curtis Bobb set a Bundesliga club record in the category of made ​​3 -point throws in the 2006/07 season. With 118 made ​​three-pointers, he was also the player with the most three-pointers made ​​all Bundesliga teams.

Eurocup / Euro Challenge

On 20 October 2009, the WBC Raiffeisen Wels completed his first game in an international competition. In the Eurocup qualifying the team encounters the Fifth Turkish Beşiktaş Cola Turka Istanbul League. In case of an ascent, the Welser are in the main draw of the Euro Cup, the second highest European Cups. Otherwise, Catfish plays in the Euro Challenge.

WBC players in various teams

The first WBC player who played for the Austrian national team, Markus Pargfrieder was. The WBC - captain scored in the summer of 2004 in the first round of European Championship qualifying round 2005 Division B in three games a total of 15 points. In the summer of 2007 were the first time with Armin Woschank, Thomas and Patrick Csebits Diensthuber 3 WBC players in EM tournaments in the dress of the Austrian national team in action. 2008 was Thomas Csebits the only WBC players at a European Championship. In 2009, the WBC was represented by Thomas Csebits at the U22 European Championships and the only 14 -year-old Florian Popp at the U16 European Championships.

Armin Woschank completed his now fourth in the European Championships European Championship Qualification 2007 ( Division B). The point guard was in all eight games in the starting five of the national team. With 3.3 assists / game, he was the team leader in this category. Thomas Csebits occupied at the 2007 U18 European Championship Division B in Sofia the 13th Place. In an average of 22 minutes of the game he was able to achieve 5.8 points per game. In 2008 he was able to achieve at the U20 European Championship Division B 4.3 points per game and reach the 10th Place. Patrick Diensthuber reached at the 2007 U16 European Championship Division B in Skopje on the 14th Place. The WBC player scoring at an average of 13 minutes of the game 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

MVP awards for WBC players

Armin Woschank could accept the award " Most valuable player Austrian " met at the end of the 2006/07 season. With 4.4 assists / game he was the best Austrian -born players in this special stage, where he finished in 5th place overall. In addition there were 7.7 points and 1.3 steals / game and a hit rate of 38.6% in the three-pointers. Ricky Moore was presented in the 2008/09 season after winning the final match against the fourth Allianz Swans Gmunden the trophy for the MVP of the finals series. The Guard of the master teams have managed in the finals 7.3 points, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

WBC players with more than 1000 points

The WBC player with the most points is achieved since the Meistersaion 2008/ 09 Tilo burdock. A native of Dresden, who has already played in Germany, Japan and Puerto Rico, managed in the 4th final match against Allianz Swans Gmunden its 2069th championship point. In place 2 now ranks Rod Platt. The WBC Center scored a total of 2068 points for the team. The US-born was awarded Austrian citizenship in September 2006. After 5 seasons and 167 games in the Championship WBC Dress the club does not extended the contract and Rod Platt joined in the summer of 2007 the team. On 24 April 2008 WBC captain Markus Pargfrieder graduated after six seasons his last game for the team. In 204 league games he scored 1925 points.

Youth development

The WBC Raiffeisen Wels has set itself the goal of promoting the young professional, in close cooperation with schools. WBC junior teams: U22 and U18 A U18 B U16 A / B, U14 A / B, C U12 A / B and U10 A / B / C

Female U10 and U12


The home games of the WBC Raiffeisen Wels will be held at Raiffeisen Arena. Raiffeisen Arena can accommodate 1750 spectators. At home games the information brochure GAME ON is launched, the magazine of the Wels basketball clubs.