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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]

Arrivederci Coach Pianigiani

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve been trying to put my feelings down on paper for a while now about Simone Pianigiani officially leaving Hapoel Jerusalem to most probably sign with Milano and it’s taken some time to do so. It took time because I wanted to appropriately express my feelings about our league’s loss [Read More]

John DiBartolomeo – Taking one step at a time

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

John DiBartolomeo has been shooting lights out over the past two seasons with Maccabi Haifa in the beautiful city on the Carmel Mountain. Ever since landing in Israel after a couple of seasons in Spain, the Westport Connecticut guard has come to love the city and country he is in. “I love [Read More]

Chanan Colman – Denmark’s man on Israel’s hardwood

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

As the Israel Basketball League Playoffs continue on, one of the most surprising teams of course is Hapoel Eilat who finished the regular season in second place. One of the key players on the team is Chanan Colman. Sounds like an interesting name. His first name Chanan is very Israeli, his last on [Read More]
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