The "Jewish Jordan" Signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Former Duke star Jon Scheyer has signed a two-year deal to play in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Published: June 20th 2011
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Jon Scheyer

Former Duke Blue Devils basketball champion Jon Scheyer has signed a two year deal to play in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv. 


As reported on Sportando:


“Big signing for Maccabi Tel Aviv who landed former Duke star Jon Scheyer for the next two years. The guard went undrafted in 2010 and has been staying without a team for long time. In February he signed for Rio Grande Valley Vipers in NBDL averaging 13.1ppg with 4rpg and 4apg. In his last season at Duke he won the NCAA title averaging 18.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 4.9apg.” 


Scheyer, a 6 ft 5 in shooting guard, had led his high school team to an Illinois state basketball championship as a high school All American and the 2009-10 Blue Devils to a 2010 NCAA Basketball Championship as a college All-American. 


Nicknamed the "Jewish Jordan", Scheyer will quickly become one of the most popular Maccabi players and their best chance of winning another EuroLeague Championship. 

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