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Artland-Dragons Basketball Team
Team Facts
Established: 1955 as QTSV
Teamcolor: red and white
League: 1st league - BBL
U19 - NBBL
Team mascot: Tobi der Drache (Tobi the dragon)
Members: 300 (2004)
Arena: Artland-Arena
(3.000 spectators)
Address: Lange Str. 22
49610 Quakenbrück, Germany

Artland Dragons is a basketball club based in Quakenbrück, Germany that plays in the Basketball Bundesliga. Their home arena is Artland Arena, 3000 spectators.



Basketball has a long tradition in Quakenbrück. A basketball section of the QTSV Quakenbrück was established in 1955. In the 1970s the first achievement was the promotion in to the second German League.

After a long time without great success Günter 'Ice' Kollmann, former German basketball player and junior national team member, supported the QTSV team as a main sponsor.

The journey to the first German league began.

1994: Promotion into the 2nd regional league
1995: Promotion into the 1st regional league
1996: Promotion into the 2nd league
2003: Promotion into the 1st league, the BBL.

In the season 1995/1996 and 2002/2003 the team was unbeaten in its league.


BBL history

2004: Play-offs missed by one game
2005: 5th place, Play-off quarter-final
2006: 5th place, Play-off quarter final, semi-final in the German Cup
2007: 8th place, vice-championship in league and German Cup
2008: 2nd place, Play-off quarter-final, German Cup Champion


  • Manager: Marko Beens (since 2002), also vice president of German Basketball League (BBL).
  • Head Coach: Thorsten Leibenath (since 2008, former Head Coach LTi Giessen 46ers).
  • Assistant Coach: Ralf Rehberger (since 2004). Rehberger was coach of the German champion a cup winner BC Universa Marburg (1.league woman) and Head coach from Eurotech Baskets Feldkirch (Austria).

Also assisting is James Duncan

Roster 2009-2010

Nationality Number Name Birthday Height Position
Germany 9 Flavio Stuckemann * 1985 1,87 PG,SG
USA 5 Ronald Ross * 1983 1,88 PG
Germany 14 Axel Jarchow * 1989 1,91 SG
USA 21 Foralin Campbell * 1986 1,93 SG,SF
USA 13 Chad Prewitt * 1980 2,06 PF
USA 4 Charles Lee * 1984 1,92 SG,SF
USA 24 Darren Fenn * 1984 1,93 PG
USA 11 Darius Hall * 1973 2,01 SF,C
Germany 54 Florian Hartenstein * 1977 2,06 C
Germany Afghanistan 10 Achmadschah Zazai * 1986 1,77 PG
Germany 7 Alexander Seggalke * 1979 1,98 SF
Germany 6 Hendrik Feist *1983 1,92 SG, SF

Partner / Youthteam

Partner club of the Artland Dragons is the local basketball club "QTSV" with a men's team playing in the regional league and a women's team playing in the second German women league. There variety of other teams (youth and andults, also wheelchairbasketball).

Youth team of the Artland Dragons are the "Young Dragons", playing in the NBBL, the German youth team league (Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga).

Cheerleader squad a team mascot

The cheerleader squad is called "The flames", it is trained by Annette Schone. Team mascot is a dragon called "Tobi der Drache" (Tobi, the dragon)

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