BK Ventspils
#4 Forward Latvia 1983 Height: 2.07
#5 Forward Latvia 1976 Height: 1.95
#7 Guard Latvia 1984 Height: 1.85
#8 Forward Nigeria 1983 Height: 2.09
#10 Guard Russian Federation 1987 Height: 1.86
#11 Center Latvia 1977 Height: 2.05
#12 Guard United States of America 1978 Height: 1.88
#14 Center Latvia 1982 Height: 2.07
#22 Guard United States of America 1980 Height: 1.98
#30 Guard United States of America 1983 Height: 1.86
#30 Forward Latvia 1987 Height: 2.06
#32 Guard Latvia 1989 Height: 1.91
#33 Forward Latvia 1985 Height: 1.94
#35 Forward Latvia 1972 Height: 2.04
Head coach Slovenia 1973
ULEB Cup 2007-08
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
AKINGBALA, AKIN 11 8 263:23 122 54/99   14/27 23 54 77 7 8 21 30 4 34 26 153
BAXTER, JIMMY 12 12 365:04 230 56/99 27/56 37/44 6 49 55 23 8 29 2 3 22 35 220
CIPRUSS, KASPARS 7 3 108:17 24 11/19   2/4 9 20 29 2 3 9     14 8 33
GABRANS, RAIMONDS 12 11 369:10 83 17/28 10/41 19/22 11 25 36 41 10 14 1 2 25 27 112
GILCHRIST, JOHN 1 1 7:44 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 1 1 1         2
HELMANIS, UVIS 12 12 315:47 107 11/28 24/57 12/14 8 41 49 24 5 15 1 1 39 28 107
LOVE, JUSTIN 12 1 298:55 144 29/55 12/31 50/60 7 40 47 38 10 25 2 2 28 46 177
McNAMARA, JERRY 2 0 34:43 3 1/2 0/3 1/2   3 3 3 4 6     6 4  
SKIRMANTS, MARTINS 6 1 72:28 33 13/23   7/7 5 9 14 1 2 11 2   18 6 19
STRELNIEKS, JANIS 7 0 65:33 27 9/13 2/4 3/6 1 5 6 6 1 5     7 7 26
URAZMANOV, ARTUR 1 0 4:12   0/1 0/1             1     4   -7
VAIROGS, AKSELIS 10 1 83:12 24 7/16 2/6 4/6 5 12 17 8 4 10   1 9 9 27
VESELOVS, PAVELS 12 0 190:44 52 17/33 2/11 12/19 12 16 28 6 3 10 1 2 41 26 31
VITOLS, AIGARS 12 10 262:37 89 20/39 14/32 7/9 3 18 21 25 6 20     29 9 62
ZAKIS, RONALDS 2 0 8:11 8 3/3   2/4 1 1 2 3 1 2     1 3 12
Totals     2450:00 948 249/460 93/243 170/224 95 303 398 188 68 186 39 15 277 234 982
Average     204:10 79 54.1% 38.3% 75.9% 7.91 25.25 33.16 15.66 5.66 15.5 3.25 1.25 23.08 19.5 81.83
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
AKINGBALA, AKIN 11 8 23:56 11.1 54.5%   51.9% 2.1 4.9 7 0.6 0.7 1.9 2.7 0.4 3.1 2.4 13.9
BAXTER, JIMMY 12 12 30:25 19.2 56.6% 48.2% 84.1% 0.5 4.1 4.6 1.9 0.7 2.4 0.2 0.3 1.8 2.9 18.3
CIPRUSS, KASPARS 7 3 15:28 3.4 57.9%   50% 1.3 2.9 4.1 0.3 0.4 1.3     2 1.1 4.7
GABRANS, RAIMONDS 12 11 30:45 6.9 60.7% 24.4% 86.4% 0.9 2.1 3 3.4 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.2 2.1 2.3 9.3
GILCHRIST, JOHN 1 1 7:44 2 50%       1 1 1 1 1         2
HELMANIS, UVIS 12 12 26:18 8.9 39.3% 42.1% 85.7% 0.7 3.4 4.1 2 0.4 1.3 0.1 0.1 3.3 2.3 8.9
LOVE, JUSTIN 12 1 24:54 12 52.7% 38.7% 83.3% 0.6 3.3 3.9 3.2 0.8 2.1 0.2 0.2 2.3 3.8 14.8
McNAMARA, JERRY 2 0 17:21 1.5 50%   50%   1.5 1.5 1.5 2 3     3 2  
SKIRMANTS, MARTINS 6 1 12:04 5.5 56.5%   100% 0.8 1.5 2.3 0.2 0.3 1.8 0.3   3 1 3.2
STRELNIEKS, JANIS 7 0 9:21 3.9 69.2% 50% 50% 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.7     1 1 3.7
URAZMANOV, ARTUR 1 0 4:12                   1     4   -7
VAIROGS, AKSELIS 10 1 8:19 2.4 43.8% 33.3% 66.7% 0.5 1.2 1.7 0.8 0.4 1   0.1 0.9 0.9 2.7
VESELOVS, PAVELS 12 0 15:53 4.3 51.5% 18.2% 63.2% 1 1.3 2.3 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.1 0.2 3.4 2.2 2.6
VITOLS, AIGARS 12 10 21:53 7.4 51.3% 43.8% 77.8% 0.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 0.5 1.7     2.4 0.8 5.2
ZAKIS, RONALDS 2 0 4:05 4 100%   50% 0.5 0.5 1 1.5 0.5 1     0.5 1.5 6
Average     204:10 79 54.1% 38.3% 75.9% 7.91 25.25 33.16 15.66 5.66 15.5 3.25 1.25 23.08 19.5 81.83
Accumulated Statistics - Last 32
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
AKINGBALA, AKIN 2 2 53:35 14 7/16   0/5 3 12 15 3 1 5 7   5 7 23
BAXTER, JIMMY 2 2 69:16 44 14/24 4/14 4/4   9 9 3 3 6   1 5 8 35
GABRANS, RAIMONDS 2 2 41:30 3 0/2 1/5   2 2 4 5   2   1 3 1 1
HELMANIS, UVIS 2 2 54:14 14 1/4 3/9 3/3 2 6 8 1 1 2     5 4 12
LOVE, JUSTIN 2 0 30:38 13 2/4 2/6 3/4   4 4 4 2 3   1 5 5 12
McNAMARA, JERRY 2 0 34:43 3 1/2 0/3 1/2   3 3 3 4 6     6 4  
SKIRMANTS, MARTINS 2 0 16:18 6 2/5   2/2 2 3 5   1 2     4 1 4
VAIROGS, AKSELIS 2 1 26:03 1 0/2 0/2 1/2 3 3 6 3 1 2     3 3 4
VESELOVS, PAVELS 2 0 35:53 8 1/4 1/1 3/4 4 3 7     3     4 6 10
VITOLS, AIGARS 2 1 37:50 13 4/5 1/3 2/3 1 2 3 2   2     5 1 8
Totals     400:00 119 32/68 12/43 19/29 17 47 64 24 13 34 7 3 45 40 108
Average     200:00 59.5 47.1% 27.9% 65.5% 8.5 23.5 32 12 6.5 17 3.5 1.5 22.5 20 54
Average Statistics - Last 32
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
AKINGBALA, AKIN 2 2 26:47 7 43.8%     1.5 6 7.5 1.5 0.5 2.5 3.5   2.5 3.5 11.5
BAXTER, JIMMY 2 2 34:38 22 58.3% 28.6% 100%   4.5 4.5 1.5 1.5 3   0.5 2.5 4 17.5
GABRANS, RAIMONDS 2 2 20:45 1.5   20%   1 1 2 2.5   1   0.5 1.5 0.5 0.5
HELMANIS, UVIS 2 2 27:07 7 25% 33.3% 100% 1 3 4 0.5 0.5 1     2.5 2 6
LOVE, JUSTIN 2 0 15:19 6.5 50% 33.3% 75%   2 2 2 1 1.5   0.5 2.5 2.5 6
McNAMARA, JERRY 2 0 17:21 1.5 50%   50%   1.5 1.5 1.5 2 3     3 2  
SKIRMANTS, MARTINS 2 0 8:09 3 40%   100% 1 1.5 2.5   0.5 1     2 0.5 2
VAIROGS, AKSELIS 2 1 13:01 0.5     50% 1.5 1.5 3 1.5 0.5 1     1.5 1.5 2
VESELOVS, PAVELS 2 0 17:56 4 25% 100% 75% 2 1.5 3.5     1.5     2 3 5
VITOLS, AIGARS 2 1 18:55 6.5 80% 33.3% 66.7% 0.5 1 1.5 1   1     2.5 0.5 4
Average     200:00 59.5 47.1% 27.9% 65.5% 8.5 23.5 32 12 6.5 17 3.5 1.5 22.5 20 54
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
AKINGBALA, AKIN 9 6 209:48 108 47/83   14/22 20 42 62 4 7 16 23 4 29 19 130
BAXTER, JIMMY 10 10 295:48 186 42/75 23/42 33/40 6 40 46 20 5 23 2 2 17 27 185
CIPRUSS, KASPARS 7 3 108:17 24 11/19   2/4 9 20 29 2 3 9     14 8 33
GABRANS, RAIMONDS 10 9 327:40 80 17/26 9/36 19/22 9 23 32 36 10 12 1 1 22 26 111
GILCHRIST, JOHN 1 1 7:44 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 1 1 1         2
HELMANIS, UVIS 10 10 261:33 93 10/24 21/48 9/11 6 35 41 23 4 13 1 1 34 24 95
LOVE, JUSTIN 10 1 268:17 131 27/51 10/25 47/56 7 36 43 34 8 22 2 1 23 41 165
SKIRMANTS, MARTINS 4 1 56:10 27 11/18   5/5 3 6 9 1 1 9 2   14 5 15
STRELNIEKS, JANIS 7 0 65:33 27 9/13 2/4 3/6 1 5 6 6 1 5     7 7 26
URAZMANOV, ARTUR 1 0 4:12   0/1 0/1             1     4   -7
VAIROGS, AKSELIS 8 0 57:09 23 7/14 2/4 3/4 2 9 11 5 3 8   1 6 6 23
VESELOVS, PAVELS 10 0 154:51 44 16/29 1/10 9/15 8 13 21 6 3 7 1 2 37 20 21
VITOLS, AIGARS 10 9 224:47 76 16/34 13/29 5/6 2 16 18 23 6 18     24 8 54
ZAKIS, RONALDS 2 0 8:11 8 3/3   2/4 1 1 2 3 1 2     1 3 12
Totals     2050:00 829 217/392 81/200 151/195 78 256 334 164 55 152 32 12 232 194 874
Average     205:00 82.9 55.4% 40.5% 77.4% 7.8 25.6 33.4 16.39 5.5 15.2 3.2 1.2 23.2 19.39 87.4
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
AKINGBALA, AKIN 9 6 23:18 12 56.6%   63.6% 2.2 4.7 6.9 0.4 0.8 1.8 2.6 0.4 3.2 2.1 14.4
BAXTER, JIMMY 10 10 29:34 18.6 56% 54.8% 82.5% 0.6 4 4.6 2 0.5 2.3 0.2 0.2 1.7 2.7 18.5
CIPRUSS, KASPARS 7 3 15:28 3.4 57.9%   50% 1.3 2.9 4.1 0.3 0.4 1.3     2 1.1 4.7
GABRANS, RAIMONDS 10 9 32:46 8 65.4% 25% 86.4% 0.9 2.3 3.2 3.6 1 1.2 0.1 0.1 2.2 2.6 11.1
GILCHRIST, JOHN 1 1 7:44 2 50%       1 1 1 1 1         2
HELMANIS, UVIS 10 10 26:09 9.3 41.7% 43.8% 81.8% 0.6 3.5 4.1 2.3 0.4 1.3 0.1 0.1 3.4 2.4 9.5
LOVE, JUSTIN 10 1 26:49 13.1 52.9% 40% 83.9% 0.7 3.6 4.3 3.4 0.8 2.2 0.2 0.1 2.3 4.1 16.5
SKIRMANTS, MARTINS 4 1 14:02 6.8 61.1%   100% 0.8 1.5 2.3 0.3 0.3 2.3 0.5   3.5 1.3 3.8
STRELNIEKS, JANIS 7 0 9:21 3.9 69.2% 50% 50% 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.7     1 1 3.7
URAZMANOV, ARTUR 1 0 4:12                   1     4   -7
VAIROGS, AKSELIS 8 0 7:08 2.9 50% 50% 75% 0.3 1.1 1.4 0.6 0.4 1   0.1 0.8 0.8 2.9
VESELOVS, PAVELS 10 0 15:29 4.4 55.2% 10% 60% 0.8 1.3 2.1 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.1 0.2 3.7 2 2.1
VITOLS, AIGARS 10 9 22:28 7.6 47.1% 44.8% 83.3% 0.2 1.6 1.8 2.3 0.6 1.8     2.4 0.8 5.4
ZAKIS, RONALDS 2 0 4:05 4 100%   50% 0.5 0.5 1 1.5 0.5 1     0.5 1.5 6
Average     205:00 82.9 55.4% 40.5% 77.4% 7.8 25.6 33.4 16.39 5.5 15.2 3.2 1.2 23.2 19.39 87.4
Club info
Latvia’s winningest team, BK Ventspils, returns to the Eurocup after a five-year hiatus. The club comes off a strong year in which it regained the Latvian League crown and won its Baltic League regular season group before bowing out in the quarterfinals. It was the first step towards matching Ventspils’s dream run from the start of the millennium when it won seven straight league titles and became a force in the Eurocup, getting as far as the quarterfinals in 2005. During its impressive run, the club went 25-5 on its home floor, knocking off some of the top teams on the continent. Founded in 1994, Ventspils reached the Latvian League finals within four seasons and then, from 2000 through 2006, no team in Latvia was able to knock Ventspils from its throne – until ASK Riga did in 2007. Ventspils was a power internationally too, reaching third place in the 2002 NEBL and in the 2003 FIBA Champions Cup. In the Eurocup, it advanced at least one stage for six straight seasons from 2003 through 2008. Even when not competing at the Eurocup level, Ventspils remained competitive internationally; it reached the FIBA EuroChallenge quarterfinals in 2011 and 2012 and advanced into the second group stage in each of the past two seasons. In the three years prior to last, Ventspils reached the Latvian League finals and in 2013, Janis Timma led the team to its first Baltic League championship. This season Coach Roberts Stelmahers will try to restore the team to its past levels of Eurocup results and then to surpass that as Ventspils look to make noise across Europe once again.
trophy Case
Latvian National League: 1999/00, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2013/14
# Player Pos. H.
4 VESELOVS, PAVELS F 2.07
5 VITOLS, AIGARS F 1.95
7 GABRANS, RAIMONDS G 1.85
8 AKINGBALA, AKIN F 2.09
10 URAZMANOV, ARTUR G 1.86
11 SKIRMANTS, MARTINS C 2.05
12 LOVE, JUSTIN G 1.88
14 CIPRUSS, KASPARS C 2.07
22 BAXTER, JIMMY G 1.98
30 McNAMARA, JERRY G 1.86
30 ZAKIS, RONALDS F 2.06
32 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91
33 VAIROGS, AKSELIS F 1.94
35 HELMANIS, UVIS F 2.04
President:
Aivars Lembergs
Address:
Sporta Street, 7-9
LV-3601 Ventspils - Latvia
Arena:
OLYMPIC CENTER VENTSPILS