Yovel Zoosman will look to join the likes of Omri Casspi, Lior ELiyahu, Yotam Halperin and Doron Sheffer, all Israelis who have been selected in the NBA Draft. Although Casspi was the only Sabra who was taken in the first round, Zoosman is projected to go between 50-60 in the second round. After a successful workout with the Philadelphia 76ers they could conceivably take him with the 54th pick. Should they not want to risk losing him they also have the 42nd pick and could select him there as well. People around Zoosman have said that all three of his workouts have gone well.
Philly is known to take players in the second round then stash them in Europe before they are ready to join the team in the United States, which makes Zoosman a perfect fit for them. Jonah Bolden played with Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 2017/18 season and was part of the 76ers roster this past season and Philadelphia pick Vasilije Micic is still playing for Anadolou EFES in Turkey as they battle Fenerbahce for the league title.
This past season in 33 regular season games, Zoosman averaged 7.4 points in roughly 24 minutes a game while pulling down 3.5 rebounds and dishing out 2.4 assists in Israeli league action. His numbers significantly increased across the board from the previous season where he played about 13 minutes and scored only 3.9 points. However, Zoosman really flourished in the Israeli League playoffs where he starred in the 3-0 sweep of Hapoel Tel Aviv in the quarterfinals and helped the Yellow & Blue to their second championship in as many years. In close to 25 minutes Zoos averaged 10ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.8apg while also going 50% from beyond the arc. His defensive prowess is well known with his wingspan as well as his instincts which are above average. In the Euroleague this past season, #50 played in all 30 regular season games averaging about 14 minutes and scored 3 points per game.
Here’s a rundown of various pieces I wrote about Zoos this season:
Draft & Stash
Zoosman tremendous as Maccabi squeaks by Eilat
How about Yovel Zoosman
Zoosman grabs the opportunity
Zoos The Positives
It’s good to be young
Zoos is my guy
Hello Yovel Zoosman