After a long time of negotiation, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv officaly announced that they signed Jon Scheyer (196-G-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Duke) to a two years contract.
Scheyer led Duke to win the NCAA championship on 2010 (also was a 2nd All-America), and last season reached to the D-League finals with RGV Vipers. Maccabi wanted Jon already last season, but he wanted to chase his NBA dream, last season he averaged 13.1ppg, 4.0rpg, and 4.0apg in the D-league.
Since Scheyer is Jewish, he won't considered as a foreigner player, but as Israeli which will be a good advantage to Maccabi in the Israeli league.
David Blatt the head coach of Maccabi said about his signing:' I wanted Jon already last season, and I'm very happy that we managed to sign him, Jon is a very talented and smart player, he is a true winner altough his young age, not less importantly he is a Jewish who is coming to Israel and I wish he will stay here for many more years'.
Meir Tapiro appointed to the new coach of Maccabi Ashdod - 3 minutes ago
After announcing his retirement from playing, after 22 years of a great and impressive career in different clubs,
Meir Tapiro has a new job, he was appointed the new coach of Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) for the two next years.
Last year the former player has been a key part and help Maccabi Kiryat Gat staying in Winner League.
The former guard began his professional career in 93/94 in Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin [read more]
After announcing his retirement from playing, after 22 years of a great and impressive career in different clubs, Meir Tapiro has a new job, he was appointed the new coach of Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) for the two next years. Last year the former player has been a key part and help Maccabi Kiryat Gat staying in Winner League.
The former guard began his professional career in 93/94 in Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin. A year later he signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv, is remembered with the winner shot in the derby game against Maccabi Tel Aviv. After two years he moved to Hapoel Eilat, his moved to Maccabi Haifa (98 - 00), In 2000 signed with Hapoel Jerusalem his played for three years and was the first Israeli player reached triple double in different European Cups, in the victory on Ukrainian team in Challenge Cup in 2003 - Odessa . After playing Jerusalem tapiro moved to Bnei Hasharon and then moved in 2004 to play in the French league with Nancy, he won the French Cup and reached to the final of the championship game against Strasbourg.
In 2005 back to Israel to Hapoel Jerusalem, with the team they arrived to ULEB Cup semifinal and Won the Israeli Cup in 2006/7. He returned to play Bnei Hasharon in 2007 and in 2009 announced his retirement from Israeli national team after 116 games, His scored 976 points. In this season he signed with Maccabi Rishon Lezion for one year.
In 2010 he signed for two years with Maccabi Ashdod and in 2012 he returned for a third time! To Play in Hapoel Jerusalem. In 2010 is the first player who was named player of the decade!
In 2013 he signed Irony Nes Ziona, in 2015 moved to Maccabi Kiryat Gat and help her to keep the team in the league.
It will be interesting to see how Meir Tapiro starts his coaching career; it will end with tears of happiness or tears of failure? We need to wait and see.
Maccabi Haifa affiliate Miami Midnites three-peat - 44 minutes ago
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The Miami Midnites culminated their third season in the Florida Basketball Association (FBA) with a three-peat. The Midnites, the official Minor League affiliate of the 2012-13 Israeli Super League champion Maccabi Haifa basketball team, won their third consecutive FBA championship when they defeated the Space Coast Stars 126-108 on Aug. 14 at the site of their home court, the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie. The Midnites' successful year also include winning the recent fir... [read more]
The Miami Midnites culminated their third season in the Florida Basketball Association (FBA) with a three-peat. The Midnites, the official Minor League affiliate of the 2012-13 Israeli Super League champion Maccabi Haifa basketball team, won their third consecutive FBA championship when they defeated the Space Coast Stars 126-108 on Aug. 14 at the site of their home court, the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie. The Midnites' successful year also include winning the recent first annual Kenny Boynton Celebrity Basketball Tournament hosted by American professional basketball players Josh Howard (6'7''-F-80, college: Wake Forest) and Trevor Booker (6'8''-F-87, college: Clemson) at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach. The team will next play for a good cause when they host the Maccabi Haifa team in a charity game on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach. Proceeds from the game will benefit the charity program Haifa Hoops for Kids, a joint initiative between Maccabi Haifa and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. Jeffrey Rosen, owner for Maccabi Haifa and the Midnites, stated in an email: "I'm very proud of the success of the Miami Midnites organization." "We're all about building bridges between the U.S. and Israel," Rosen continued. "It's an honor to be able to bring our Maccabi Haifa basketball team from Israel all the way to Miami for a charity game on Oct. 6 to raise donations for our Haifa Hoops for Kids program, which benefits underprivileged and special needs children in Israel." The Midnites, established in 2014, finished the 2016 FBA season with a 9-1 record and have gone a combined 36-2 over three seasons in the league. They also finished as the 2015 American Basketball Association runner-up as they compete year-round in two leagues. Point guard Amir Celestine (6'1''-G-90), who has played with the team for three seasons, said it's an "amazing feeling" to three-peat and attributes the team's success to its "chemistry" among players. "Everyone is family and has bought into the system and we play for each other instead of as individuals," Celestin said. Head Coach Damon Wilcox echoed Celstin's sentiments, noting that the team's chemistry is a key component to its success. "Everyone has bought into the Midnite way and the Midnite way is giving up what you want to do individually and do what's best collectively for the overall good of the team," Wilcox said. At the two-day Kenny Boynton Celebrity Basketball Tournament, the team took home the $10,000 cash prize and went an undefeated 5-0. The tournament hosted 20 teams from Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Celestin, who averaged 16.6 points and 4.4 rebounds over five games in the tournament, said: " I've played in a couple of tournaments before and never really got a chance to win so to play well, go undefeated in the tournament and come out as the winner was great for us."Celestin, who also has experience playing for Maccabi Haifa, is looking forward to playing his former team in the upcoming charity game at Scheck Hillel. "I'm looking forward to that event. Having played on both teams, it's going to be a fun night for me," he said. "It's going to be good to see my former teammates." Wilcox said that this upcoming charity game against the Midnites' parent club is for a "great cause" but also noted: "We're looking forward to it as our next opportunity." "In regards to the Miami Midnites, we're coming to play," Wilcox continued. "This is our next chance for us to get better and that's what we always preach, that it's a new opportunity, but it's always the same formula." Regarding his experience playing for Maccabi Haifa, Celestin said: "It was a wonderful experience to learn about the culture in Israel and everything the country has to offer." "Everyone was amazing," he said regarding Israel. "To me, playing for Maccabi Haifa was great. There was great competition, great coaching staff and great management. It was one of the best experiences of my life." Courtesy of: sun-sentinel.com
Nimrod Tishman (197-PG-90kg-91) signed withMaccabi Ashdod(Winner League)for one year.The talented point guard leaves Maccabi Kiryat Gat after a tough season and joins to close friend, the coach Meir Tapiro, they played together last season, both were a central part of team in staying the league.Nimrod Tishman in 33 games he averaged 6.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.8 apg and 0.9 spg last season. The previous (14-15) season Tishman play in Hapoel Gilboa Galil (Winner League),the team struggled to releg... [read more]
Nimrod Tishman (197-PG-90kg-91) signed with Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) for one year. The talented point guard leaves Maccabi Kiryat Gat after a tough season and joins to close friend, the coach Meir Tapiro, they played together last season, both were a central part of team in staying the league. Nimrod Tishman in 33 games he averaged 6.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.8 apg and 0.9 spg last season. The previous (14-15) season Tishman play in Hapoel Gilboa Galil (Winner League), the team struggled to relegation to the National League and the club ultimately relegated, (the club promoted and play in winner league this season) In 33 games he averaged 6.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.1 apg and 0.8 spg in 14/15 season.
Tishman played in Hapoel Gilboa Galil four seasons (2011 -2015) until the team is relegated in 14/15.
The best season of his career is 13/14: In 29 games he averaged 6.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.6 apg and 1.2 spg in 13/14 season and well-appointed team captain.
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