National Team

Israel defeats Germany 81-77; TJ Cline stars in debut

February 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Israel defeated Germany 81-77 at the Drive In Arena to keep their FIBA World Cup hopes alive. Deni Avdija, TJ Cline and Gil Beni all made their debuts in the crucial victory. The Blue & White were resilient throughout the 40 minutes and will travel to Belgrade where they will face Serbia for a [Read More]

Rising star Deni Avdija set for Israel National Team Debut

February 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

After capturing the Basketball Without Borders MVP award, rising star Deni Avdija will be making his Senior Israel National Team debut Thursday night when the Blue & White face Germany at the Drive In Arena in Tel Aviv. The projected 2020 NBA lottery pick will get his chance to shine on the [Read More]

Georgia Drops Israel 71-69 in OT

December 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Team fell to Georgia 71-69 in overtime in FIBA World Cup Qualifying as their chances to advance to the tournament in China dimmed. Jake Cohen led all scorers with 22 points in Tbilisi while Tomer Ginat added 10 points in the loss. Goga Bitadze who will one day play in the NBA [Read More]

Israel Basketball faces Georgia, Israel Football Euro 2020 Draw

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) Israel faces Georgia in Tbilisi today, Monday at 17:00 Israel time as the Blue & White continue their FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign. The two side’s played each other in September in Tel Aviv as Georgia defeated Oded Katash’s team 85-80 but will be without both Tornike Shengalia and [Read More]

Israel drops Serbia 83-74

November 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Israel defeated Serbia 83-74 in World Cup Qualifying at the Drive In Arena in Tel Aviv as Coach Oded Katash’s team stayed alive by moving their record to 4-5 with a trip to Georgia on tap for Monday. Captain Guy Pnini scored three crucial 3-pointers while Tamir Blatt sliced and diced the Serbian [Read More]

It’s all Zoos, Israel Youth Movement, Shengelia Interview & More!

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

3-Pointers 1) At the pregame press gathering, I asked Israel coach Oded Katash how Yovel Zoosman can help and he responded, “Yovel can be a big help at any time and he has to take a step up as we are missing some players.” Well step up he certainly did. “Zoos” played superb ball scoring 14 [Read More]

Israel Under-20 Basketball National Team are Champions of Europe!

July 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Israel Under-20 National Basketball Team have won the FIBA U20 European Championships! The Blue & White under the direction of Head Coach Ariel Beit Halachmi defeated Croatia in the finals 80-66 to win Israel’s first Under-20 European National Team title. Michael Brisker (19p), Miron [Read More]

Under Review – Howell, Antetokounmpo, Mitoglou Interviews & More

June 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

3-Pointers 1) Bottom line is that Greece dominated Israel in every facet of their FIBA World Cup Qualifier in Tel Aviv. If anyone thought that the Greece C team would be easy fodder for Israel they were sadly mistaken. The Greeks moved the ball at ease, broke down the Blue & White defense and [Read More]
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