“Be the best I can be” Yam Madar Interview ahead of U20 European Championships, Israel Baseball’s Peter Kurz unplugged, Zoosman & Cavs! Israel Sports Rabbi Roundup July 8, 2019

As we head into the Under-20 European Basketball Championships, The Sports Rabbi will have an interview a day with some of the players on the team. Today Yam Madar joins us to talk about the competition and his young career to date:

“I am happy to be here and the fact that we can host the European Championships is really special. This will be a great experience for not only us the players but for the fans as well. I am sure that they will push us to play as best as we can.”

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Preparing to perform:
“We are preparing in earnest to be able to perform to the best of our abilities and I hope that everyone will enjoy what we have to offer.”

Honor to represent Israel:
“It’s a huge honor to represent the Israel National Team and the country. We will ready ourselves as best as possible for this competition.”

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A family affair:
“I grew up in Beit Dagan and I followed my brother Hof who also played basketball. I also have a sister by the name Medusa so we are quite the ocean family.”

Role model growing up?
“There isn’t one specific player who I really enjoy watching but there are a number. Kyrie Irving is a special player and how he carries himself on the court is one of many players that I appreciate.”

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Being the best he can be:
“My dream is to be the best that I can be. Work out as hard as possible and look at what is in the present which right now is the European Championships.”


The Israel U25 National Basketball Team defeated Latvia 96-57 (48-18HT) in quarterfinal action. Netanel Artzi led the Blue & White with 18 points while Roman Sorkin added 17 points in the win. Israel will now ready to face the United States on Tuesday.

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Israel Baseball posts perfect start towards the Olympics! Blue & White advance to next stage where they’ll face Lithuania! Check out this interview with Israel Association of Baseball President Peter Kurz.


Israeli Yovel Zoosman scored 5 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and had 3 steals while going a +7 in 22 minutes for the @cavs in a 82-75 @NBASummerLeague win over the Bulls.

Hapoel Beer Sheva sign point guard TJ Williams who played last season for Belgium champs B.C. Oostende.

Golan Gutt stays at Nes Ziona after being rumored to be heading to Hapoel Jerusalem.

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