TEAM ATLANTA | Sport Spotlight – Basketball

Maccabi Team Atlanta tryouts start TOMORROW! If you still need convincing to give basketball a try, check out these Jewish Athletes who made it BIG!

 

Omri Casspi is an Israeli-born basketball player who played three seasons with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. His teams won the Israeli Super League title two out of the three years he was there, and he was named the 2008 Israeli Super League Sixth Man of the Year. In 2009, he decided to head to the NBA and was drafted in the first round by the Sacramento Kings. He played in 77 games and averaged 10.3 points per game in his rookie year. Since then, he has played with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, a second stint with Sacramento, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, and Memphis Grizzlies where he is currently playing now.

Nancy Lieberman, nicknamed “Lady Magic”, is a former professional basketball player who played and coached in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and currently works as a broadcaster for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as head coach of the Power in the BIG3, where she led them to the 2018 BIG3 Championship. Lieberman is regarded as one of the greatest figures in American women’s basketball.
In 2000, she was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Every great journey starts with a single step. Take your first step! See our tryout schedule below.

Boys 14U Basketball
1st tryout: Dec. 5 | 7:30-9pm | Mendel Gym

2nd tryout: Dec. 9 | 9-10:30am | Blank Gym

3rd tryout: Dec. 16 | 9-10:30 | Blank Gym

Boys 16U Basketball
1st tryout: Dec. 5 | 7:45-9:15pm | Blank Gym

2nd tryout: Dec. 9 | 10:30-12pm | Blank Gym

3rd tryout: Dec. 16 | 10:30-12pm | Blank Gym

Girls 16U Basketball (12-16 years old)
1st tryout: Dec. 9 | 11:30-12:45pm | Marcus Gym

2nd tryout: Dec. 16 | 10:30-12pm | Marcus Gym

*REMINDER ** Team ATL is currently recruiting for all Maccabi sports with team tryouts & individual sport evaluations coming up December 5th – December 16th, January 6th & January 13th.
All Athletes are encourage to try out for more than one sport!