Maccabi Tel Aviv Signs Duke Basketball Star Jon Scheyer

Jon Scheyer joins Maccabi Tel Aviv

July 3, 2011

Photo: Maccabi Tel-Aviv Basketball Club

TEL AVIV, Israel — Former Duke Blue Devils star Jon Scheyer joined Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday, saying his college experience prepared him well for coping with high expectations.

Because he is Jewish, Scheyer is eligible to become an Israeli and not count against a league cap on foreign players. He is expected to take a leading role for the defending Israeli champion, which lost the title game of this year’s European championship to Greece’s Panathinaikos.

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