Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Awards 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team 2016
Finals MVP: Darryl Monroe (201-C/F-86) of Maccabi Rishon Player of the Year: Darryl Monroe (201-C/F-86) of Maccabi Rishon Guard of the Year: Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi T-A Forward of the Year: Darryl Monroe (201-C/F-86) of Maccabi Rishon Center of the Year: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Hapoel Eilat Domestic Player of the Year: Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi T-A Import Player of the Year: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Hapoel Eilat Defensive Player of the Year: Hamady N'Diaye (212-C-87) of Bnei Hertzeliyya Coach of the Year: Arik Shivek of Maccabi Rishon
Maccabi Rishon earned their first ever Winner League title. They edged Hapoel Jerusalem in the championship game tonight. Maccabi Rishon trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. American power forward Darryl Monroe (201-86, college: George Mason) stepped up and scored 29 points and 6 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners and international swingman Shawn Dawson (198-93) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Bulgarian point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 16 points and 6 assists and American Tony Gaffney (204-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 20 points. Top scorers: Hapoel J-M: T.Gaffney 20+3reb+3ast, E.Rowland 16+4reb+6ast, D.Smith 14+4reb+3ast, L.Eliyahu 9+6reb+4ast, E.Holman 8+7reb+2ast, B.Timor 8+2reb+3ast Maccabi Rishon: D.Monroe 29+6reb+2ast, S.Dawson 21+5reb+3ast, C.Wright 13+9reb+1ast, M.Lyons 11+3reb+7ast, A.Ben-Chimol 4+1reb+5ast, K.Palmer 3+2reb
Israel celebrate victory in BSL All-Star Game - Mar 26, 2016
Israel - Import All-Stars 143:118
Israel selection continued on their winning tradition in the BSL All-Star Game. They outgunned the Imports selection in Eilat to claim the fifth victory in the last six editions of the event. Meir Tapiro (192-PG-75, agency: Avi Zilberman) was named the MVP. Israel led from start to finish in this one. They recorded a 41:25 lead after the first period. The scoreboard read 80:59 at halftime. The foreign all stars pulled within 10 points at the final intermission 94:104. However Israel went on a strong run in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Meir Tapiro produced 9 points and 7 assists for Israel. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up with 21 points to lead the scorers. Rosefelt added 15 points for the winners. Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82, college: Indiana) responded with 15 points for Import All-Stars. Diante Garrett had 18 points in the losing effort. Gilbert Brown (198-F-87, college: Pittsburgh) celebrated victory in the Slam Dunk Contest. He overcame John Williams in the Final. In the meantime Isaiah Swann (188-PG-85, college: Florida St.) claimed victory in the Three-Point Shootout Contest.
Israeli League All-Star Game 2016 Rosters - Mar 26, 2016
Maccabi Tel Aviv conquer Winner Cup title - Sep 28, 2015
Maccabi Tel Aviv - Hapoel Eilat 87:80
Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrated the first trophy of the season. The Israeli Cup winners outgunned Hapoel Eilat for Winner Cup title. Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia, agency: Exclusive Sports) nailed 26 points to lead the effort. He was named the MVP. Maccabi opened a 17:13 lead at the first break. They maintained the advantage throughout the second term. Maccabi registered a 39:36 halftime lead. They stayed in front in the third term. Maccabi piled up a 63:60 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Maccabi drained 24 points in the final period and got away with the victory. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA, agency: Stealth Sport) accounted for 17 points, while Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) added 14 points for the winners. C.J. Leslie (206-F-91, college: N.Carolina St., agency: JCK Sports) responded with 19 points for Hapoel Eilat. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) netted 17 points in the defeat.
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