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Israel Sports Roundup for Friday July 6, 2018

1) With the World Lacrosse Championships about to begin in Israel check out The Sports Rabbi’s interview in The Jerusalem Post with David Lasday, the Israel Lacrosse COO to get an intimate look about the competition which gets underway next Thursday in Netanya!

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2) Egor Koulechov will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League beginning today in Las Vegas. The Arizona State, Rice and Florida Gators product spoke to Yakov Meir of the Yisrael HaYom newspaper about the goals of the tournament, “All of the players are aiming for the same thing; to find an NBA team. Everyone is battling each other for that opportunity. I’ve been preparing for this over the past few months and I have a good feeling.” In terms of players that he aspires to be like, Koulechov says that Klay Thompson of the World Champion Golden State Warriors is who he models his game after, “His shot and defense are both at the highest of levels. That’s who I’d like to be.”

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Quick Hits – Keeper Giannis Anestis joins Hapoel Beer Sheva from AEK Athens…Gerald Lee joins Nes Ziona BC after spending last season with Maccabi Ashdod…Shawn Dawson will play for the Brooklyn Nets while TJ Cline will join the Milwaukee Bucks in Sumemr League action…Israel Basketball League MVP Sek Henry signs in China for Hunan in the summer league…Hapoel Haifa defeated Hapoel Hadera 1:0 in a preseason friendly…