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NBA Draft 2020: Can Israel’s Deni Avdija Be the Next Luka Doncic?

The Israeli Junior National Team won the FIBA u20 European Championship on Sunday, defeating Spain 92-84 in Tel Aviv as Israel became the first country since 2008 to repeat as u20 champions.  Deni Avdija, its 18-year-old point forward, is the one constant between the two teams, and he’s quickly creating NBA-level intrigue about what he…


Top 5 European NBA 2019 Draft Prospects

No, there won’t be a “Luka Doncic” or something close in the European contingent of the 2019 NBA Draft. That doesn’t mean the potential overseas harvest isn’t satisfying, though. These five European prospects stand out among the rest due to their potential, talent and/or already proving themselves at a highly competitive scene. Two of them…


NBA Draft Prospect Yovel Zoosman Can Be EuroLeague’s Rising Star

Maccabi Tel Aviv swingman Yovel Zoosman was five years old in 2004—the last time his current team beat CSKA Moscow away from home. On Friday, he was the MVP in the Israeli side’s first road win over the Russian powerhouse (93-76) in 15 years. Before the match against CSKA, Zoosman (currently projected to be a…