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This article is about the club's basketball programme. For general club information for all sports, see Hekmeh. For football (soccer) programme, see Hekmeh FC.
Sagesse Basketball Club
Sagesse Basketball Clubالحكمة logo
Leagues Lebanese Basketball League (BANK MED FLB League): DivA
Founded 1992
Arena Ghazir Stadium [1]
(capacity: 4,500)
Location Ashrafieh, Lebanon
Team colors Green, white
President Lebanon Nadim Hakim
Team manager Lebanon Elie Mechantaf
Head coach Lebanon Fouad Abou Chacra
Championships 7 Lebanese Championships
3 FIBA Asia Champions Cups
3 West Asian Championships
2 Arab Club Championships
Website http://www.clubsagesse.org/
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Hekmeh or Al-Hikma or Club Sagesse (Arabic: الحكمة‎; also known as Club Sportif La Sagesse) is a Lebanese basketball club based in Beirut. The basketball programme was established in 1992, as part of the historic Hekmeh club established in 1943 with mainly football (soccer) programme. The basketball team became far more popular than the initial football team.


Al-Hikma in classical Arabic, El-Hekmeh in Lebanese dialect stands for "wisdom", thus also the French alternative name of the club, Sagesse (meaning wisdom in French).

The historical Hekmeh club was founded in 1943 under the patronage of the late father Boulos Kik, supported by his excellency late Mgr. Jean Maroun.

The basketball operations was founded in 1992. It became one of the most successful Lebanese basketball clubs with 7 Lebanese League Championships, 3 Lebanese Basketball Cups, 2 Arab Club Championships, and 3 Asian Basketball Club Championship titles.

During its best years, and financed by the Lebanese media tycoon and the Godfather of Lebanese basketball Antoine Choueiri, Hekmeh / Sagesse included on its rosters some of the most impactful player names including the Lebanese National Basketball Team members Elie Mechantaf and Fadi El Khatib , notable foreigners and National basketball coach Ghassan Sarkis ; taking lebanese basketball to new hights.

Sagesse participated in the basketball world championship known as 1999 McDonald's Championship.


Lebanese Basketball League
  • 7 times champions: 1993-1994, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2002–2003, 2003-2004
Lebanese Basketball Cup
  • 6 times champions: 1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003
Arab Club Championship
  • 2 times champions: 1998 and 1999
FIBA Asia Champions Cup
  • 3 times champions: 1999, 2000, 2004 (record)
West Asian Basketball League

3 times champions: 2002, 2005, 2006

International tournaments
  • 1999 McDonald's Championship (only asian team to ever take part)
  • 2001: Damascus International Tournament (champions)
  • 2002: Dubai International Tournament (champions)
  • 2014: Qadisiya International Tournament (champions)
  • 2014: Abu Dhabi International Tournament (champions)



Sagesse roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht.
G 22 United States Stoglin, Terrell 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 3 Lebanon Bou Abboud, Patrick 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
C 6 Lebanon Khazzouh, Julian 70002090000000000002.09 m (6 ft 10 in)
G/F 8 Lebanon Rustom, Elie 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 9 Lebanon Stephan, Elie 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
PG 11 Lebanon Akl, Rodrigue (C) 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
F/C 53 Lebanon Faris, Daniel 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
F 33 United States Penigar, Desmond (Injured) 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
PG Lebanon Kikko, Haydar 70001780000000000001.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
F Lebanon Gyokchyan, Hayk 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
G Lebanon Ghattas, Joe 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F/C Lebanon Bou Dagher, Robert 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
F United States Thomas, Charles 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C United States Marshall, Zeke (Reserve) 70002130000000000002.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Lebanon Tigran Gyokchyan
  • Lebanon Koko Krikorian

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserves
C Julian Khazzouh Robert Bou Dagher Zeke Marshall
PF Desmond Penigar Daniel Faris
SF Elie Rustom Hayk Gyokchyan Patrick Bou Abboud
SG Terrell Stoglin Elie Stephan
PG Rodrigue Akl Haydar Kikko Joe Ghattas

Notable persons[edit]

Club Presidents[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History". SAGESSE - AL HEKMEH BEIRUT basketball team (Lebanon-Div.A). Asia-Basket. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ http://sports.lebanese-forces.com/sports/MoreNews.aspx?newsid=125065 (Arabic)
  3. ^ http://www.startimes.com/f.aspx?t=29234426 (Arabic)
  4. ^ http://liban4sports.com/?p=2085 أزمة الحكمة الى حلحلة

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