Friday, August 7, 2009
Maccabi Haifa's Fresh New Look
As the end of the summer approaches the Maccabi Haifa roster is beginning to come into fruition. With the re-signing of star forward Davon Jefferson, a key to last year's success; Maccabi Haifa brings a great player back home. Also re-signed was Moshe Mizrahi, a starter on last year's squad and a great three-point shooter who also made the all-defensive team for the Israeli Premier League. A warm welcome back to Ben Strong and Todd Golden, both of whom move into the second and final year of their contracts. While Ben received limited game time off the bench, Golden played a pivotal role in Maccabi Haifa's run to the championship. Todd made numerous late game appearances and was a major asset coming off the bench. While numerous players returned the Maccabi Haifa community welcomes a new face, Jason Rich. Rich, previously played in Serie A of Italy while averaging nearly 10 points a game. While playing his college ball at Florida State University, Rich averaged almost 15 points a game and he hopes to bring these fantastic numbers to Haifa with him. So with 5 players announced, 7 roster spots remain open and with the start of camp in only 1 month, this should be quite an exciting couple of weeks.