Our basketball team plays in the 4th division in the Norwegian basketball league for men.
Sundays 12:00-14:00 at Bygdøhus
2.150.- for the whole season plus the license to the Federation
In 2011 the Pretenders branched out into basketball, launching their P-hoops team.
The brainchild of baseball stalwarts Glenn Wells and Kelly Kuhlmeyer, the team was originally conceived as a fun way to stay in shape during the winter months. As practices commenced, however, that famous Pretender competitive drive kicked in – and the American-dominated squad began to work hard to build up its untested but spirited team.
For the 2011-12 season, the first P-hoops team featured not only converted baseball players but also some purebred basketball talent such as Sigbjørn Skagestad (205 cm or 6’8+”). Raw and inexperienced, Siggy found his sport (his calling, say teammates) and has become the center of the P-hoops team in more ways than one. The Askim native developed into a relentless rebounder, tough defender and athletic scoring threat in NBBF Region Øst, Division 6. Season 1 regulars also included Darren, Mike, Matt, Rich, Leif Petter, Kasey, Lage and Erik J. With its home court at Vulkan, this squad was overmatched in experience but not in heart – the Pretenders fought valiantly throughout the season, losing their first 10 contests but earning a reputation as a scrappy club by never allowing opponents an easy game. With more battle experience came skills and confidence, and the team finished strong and upbeat for a 3-13 record for 7th place in a field of eight.
The Pretenders have for the most part been up and down between the 3rd and 4th division. In 2022/2023 season we are starting off with a brand new team in the 4th division.