Israeli guard Yam Madar has moved to Partizan Belgrade on a 3-year deal after the Serbian club came to an agreement with Hapoel Tel Aviv for the transfer of the point guard. The 20-year old was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 2020 NBA Draft with the 47th pick in the second round and played with the club’s Summer League team this past month. In 3 games, Madar averaged 4.7 points but was forced to sit out the last few matchups due to a minor groin injury.
Belgrade’s legendary coach Željko Obradović is in the process of building a team that will compete in the EuroCup competition with the goal of moving back into the Euroleague with the likes of Zach LeDay and Kevin Punter, both of whom played last season with Milano. Obradovic will provide Madar a top level basketball education from the colorful bench boss and will continue to develop as he works towards the goal of one day playing in the NBA.
During the 2020/21 campaign with Hapoel Tel Aviv, Madar scored 17.1 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and handed out 5.2 assists in 30 games.