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Dyson Unplugged – One-on-One with the Jerusalem star

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Sports Rabbi sat down with Jerome Dyson for intimate conversation about his youth, college exploits at the University of Connecticut Huskies along with his many ups and downs as a professional. Sit back, enjoy and learn a little bit more about Hapoel Jerusalem’s starting point guard: Q: Who [Read More]

Tamir Goodman Basketball Camp – An Opportunity of a Lifetime

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tamir arrived at my house back in the winter of 1999. He arrived in the form of a Sports Illustrated article. Yes, Sports Illustrated the Sports Magazine of choice, in the February 1, 1999 issue. At the time I was a 24 year old accountant while Tamir was reaching for the highest of heights as a [Read More]

Grant Greenberg, Record Setter

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Not only is Grant Greenberg the all-time men’s collegiate leading scorer in the state of Kansas with 3,330 total career points but he’s also a “Mentsch”. You would never know in a million years that the unassuming University of Saint Mary’s guard has broken record after record and picked [Read More]

Time will Tell: Welcome to Jerusalem Fotios Katsikaris

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fotios Katsikaris the new Hapoel Jerusalem Head Coach was introduced this past week as the Greek will have some fairly large shoes to fill in Simone Pianigiani. Katsikaris comes to Israel’s capital with plenty of basketball experience in some of the best leagues in the world including the Spanish [Read More]

Spencer Weisz Ivy League on & off the court

July 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

There’s plenty of top quality basketball players who plied their trade at the Maccabiah, but you may not find one that can combine his Ivy League school education and basketball like Spencer Weisz. The northern New Jersey native did not only attend one of the finest Universities in the United [Read More]

Alec Kobre: “My goal is to play in Israel”

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alec Kobre is a sharp shooter who represented the United States on their Maccabiah Gold Medal winning team under the tutelage of coach Doug Gottlieb. The former Pacific guard spoke about his experiences in the Holy Land, “It has been great. It was my first time in Israel and it’s been great [Read More]

Travis Warech: “The No-Brainer of the Year”

July 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

“I can’t fathom Travis not playing in the first division in Israel,” Doug Gottlieb, current USA Maccabiah coach, Fox Sports Radio host and former college standout point guard said about Travis Warech. “He brings to the table all of the attributes of a veteran to play here and he is so [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv BC: What’s new is old and old is new

July 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv BC is doing quite the summer cleaning. In with the new and out with the old as new/old head Coach Neven Spahjia returns to Europe after three seasons in the NBA as the assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks. With Spahjia comes in a new guard John DiBartolomeo, a new/old forward Jake [Read More]
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