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Steve Hansell
Steve Hansell
DOB17th Feb 1975
Birthplace
Height1.88 m (6' 2")
PositionGuard
Club
Caps11
Home Nation Caps
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Player Biog
Hansell was a trailblazer in the British game, as one of the first players from this country to make an effective impact on the game in Europe so it was no surprise that the 6’2” guard was also at the forefront of the new GB programme when it was launched in 2006.

Originally from Birmingham, Hansell played his college basketball at Illinois State after making his BBl debut with the Birmingham Bullets in 1993 – 4 while still a club junior. After his University career came to an end, he signed for Italian giants Kinder Bologna at the end of the 1997-98 season. With his new club, Hansell played in the Euroleague final four – the first British player to do so – and went on to win the biggest prize in the European club game.

A season back in Italy with Verona helped establish Hansell’s reputation as a high-calibre back-up guard and the next three seasons saw him with AEK Athens and Seville in Spain.

Hansell spent 2002-03 in the Greek second division with Larissa but the following seasons saw him struggle to hold down long-term contracts and he spent spells with the Birmingham Bullets, for whom he made his BBL debut in 2003, Roseto and Calabria in Italy, Kolossos Rodou and PAOK Thessaloniki in Greece, French side Evreux and Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus.

The winner of 39 England caps, Hansell’s career also included an Italian league title, two Greek Cup winner’s medals and winning the Saporta Cup with AEK in 2000.

In the middle of all this travelling, Hansell also joined up with the GB team that started its successful attempt to win promotion from the B Division of Eurobasket in 2006. Hansell’s experience proved invaluable in that opening season as the Brits laid the foundations for promotion a year later.

At the start of the 2009-10 campaign, Hansell, at the age of 34 was still playing lower league basketball in Britain for the Birmingham Aston Athletics.

Chris Finch says: “Steve was a really solid leader for us in that first year which is just what you would expect of someone who has been where he has been, at the very top of the European game. We needed someone to fulfil a back-up role and he was ideally suited to it.”

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
02/09/2006
Slovakia Men
21


3
1
5
7
09/09/2006
Netherlands Men
21



1
1
9
13/09/2006
Albania Men
26



1
4
4
16/09/2006
Belarus Men
14



3

4
Total Played 4 82
0
0
3
6
10
24
Averages
20.5
0
0
0.75
1.5
2.5
6
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2006 - FIBA EuroBasket 2007 (Division B)
Great Britain Men
4
82


3
6
10
24
2006 Total

4
82


3
6
10
24
2006 averages


20.5
0
0
0.75
1.5
2.5
6
Total - FIBA EuroBasket 2011 Qualifiers

4
82


3
6
10
24
Total

4
82
0
0
3
6
10
24
Averages


20.5
0
0
0.75
1.5
2.5
6
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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