Amar’e Stoudemire Update, Champions League Draws for Jerusalem & Holon, Basketball, Baseball & Softball! Israel Sports Rabbi Rundown July 4, 2019

Dov Halickman Photography

Amar’e Stoudemire announced that he won’t be back at Hapoel Jerusalem as he looks for his next basketball challenge. On July 8th he will be have a private workout for at least 5 teams.

The Sports Rabbi has covered Amar’e Stoudemire day in and day out since he’s been playing with Hapoel Jerusalem. Below are a number of articles about STAT that I’ve written this past season for both my website Sports Rabbi and The Jerusalem Post. Check them out to see what he’s been up to in the Holy Land!

Ohr Somayach – Amar’e d’Asrah – Amar’e Stoudemire on his Judaism Journey

“It is what it is; I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get a deal done with this team” – Amar’e Stoudemire hinting about his return to the NBA

Is Amar’e Stoudemire leaving Hapoel Jerusalem? – Israel News – Jerusalem Post

He’s Amare Stoudemire – Jerusalem drops Maccabi 98-92

Amar’e Stoudemire marks new era for Jerusalem

Israel’s Newest Citizen – Amar’e Stoudemire!

Champions League


Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Holon were part of the Basketball Champions League Draw held today as they found out who their regular season rivals will be:

Group B
Hapoel Jerusalem
AEK
Rasta Vechta
Anwil Wloclawek
Bandirma
Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Sodertalje Kings/Balkan Botevgrad vs Antwerp
Kapfenberg/Kiyv vs Burgos

Group A
Hapoel Holon
Filou Oostende
Turk Telekom
Dinamo Sassari
Baxi Manresa
Winner of Keravnos/Bakken Bears vs Lietkabelis
Winner of Karhu/Tsmoki-Minsk vs Torun

Israel Basketball Association


The Israel National Under-25 Basketball Team won their first game at the University Games as they defeated Australia 92-64. Golan Gutt led the way with 17 points (5/7 from 3), Lior Carreira added 15 points, Yiftah Ziv dropped 12 points and Idan Zalmanson chipped in with 10 points. Israel will face the Czech Republic on Friday night followed by Mexico on Saturday afternoon.

Israel Baseball


Israel Baseball won their 4th game in a row as they were victorious over Russia 13-12. Blake Gailen had a walk-off single in the 10th. The next game is on Friday July 5 @ 10 am (Bulgaria time).

Photo: Grega Valancic / ESF


After beating Belgium 8-1 thanks to a 3-4, 2HR, 5RBI performance by Darby Rosen coupled with a 7-0 win over Switzerland, the Israel Women’s National Softball Team finished with a perfect 3-0 record in group H and will face Germany (Saturday, 14:00 ISR Time) for 9-10th place in the Women’s European Championship.

Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion


Transactions
Oz Blayzer will continue with Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion after finishing last season strong helping the team advance to the Israel Basketball Winner League Final against eventual champion Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Nikita Rukavytsya will stay with Maccabi Haifa until June 2021 as he signed a 2-year extension with the Greens. Muhamed Ghadir signed with Bnei Yehuda after playing last campaign at Bnei Sakhin.

Bnei Yehuda