This photo showes Jerome de Vries in a RICOH shirt (now Rotterdam) being chased by Chris McGuthrie (then Rotterdam) in his first season in Holland. Chris handed the Astronauts their first defeat of that season leading the way with 48 points
2001 - Chris bad hair day
The Bull with his usual 100% effort and concentration making him the top offensive rebounder in Europe in 2000/2001 and Dutch MVP in 1999/2000.
1978 - Mario as a young basketball player
This 'baby' Mario wouldn't have thought he'd still be a professional basketball player at the age of 38.
1999 - 'Super' Mario in action in the Saporta Cup
'Super' Mario Bennes is still one of the key players of the RICOH Astronauts. Ricoh Astronauts with the top Dutch Talent
2000 - Sydmill Going To The Hoop
1998 - Raoul Shooting
Sydmill Harris and Raoul Heinen, two young talents who flourished with the RICOH Astronauts at the ages of 18 & 19. Both now play college basketball for Texas and George Mason.
2001 - Sander van der Holst
Sander van der Holst, now 25 years old, the first of a group of talented rookies started his career in Amsterdam in 1996 - 1997, then played 2 years in Zwolle before rejoining the RICOH Astronauts to help win 3 championships.
2001 - Coach Ton Boot
In his 4 years with RICOH Astronauts the legendary Dutch coach Ton Boot brought 4 championships to Amsterdam.
1999 - Rolf Cutting The Net
The now retired team captain Rolf Franke cuts down the net in 1999.
The Sky Is No Limit Baby
The name Astronauts inspires creative advertisements. Here we see popular former center Martin Esajas on his way to the moon.
2001 - Koen Rouwhorst in Malaga
The Malaga game in the semi finals Korac Cup 2001 was the European highlight of the RICOH Astronauts. Koen Rouwhorst is doing some high flying in the away game
1995 - Nimbo Hammons & Kareem Carpenter with Cheerleaders
One of the earlier pictures we found in the attic, American players # 2 & 3, it looks like they had fun at the young Basketballclub in Amsterdam.