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Former players ready to return, compete at NHBT in April

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Students and players have already begun preparing for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, coming back to this university in April 2019. Since its founding in 2010 by Rachel Epstein, a former student at this university, NHBT has grown from a small event to the largest Jewish ...

After converting to Judaism, Amar’e Stoudemire announces return to Hapoel Jerusalem

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Amar’e Stoudemire, a former six-time NBA all-star, announced on social media his return to Hapoel Jerusalem only months after declaring that he was converting to Judaism. Stoudemire claims to have “Hebrew roots” and has already visited Israel a couple times in the past year. His ...

NHBT semifinal games provide blowouts, thrilling comebacks

By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi   The remaining 16 teams in four different brackets faced off Sunday morning in the Xfinity Center for the semifinal matchups of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. In the women’s bracket, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University routed the University of Maryland 27-7 while ...

NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The matches, which ran from 9 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, spread through an otherwise quiet corner of campus, taking over ...

Basketball tournament participants look to shine in individual skills competition

By Benjamin Gonzalez For Mitzpeh @benyamin155 Several NHBT participants showed up to the Xfinity Center to try their skills in individual contests: the 3-point contest, the dunk contest, and the skills challenge Saturday afternoon. The first competition of the day was the 3-point contest. Participants arrived early to get some shots in ...

After missing NCAA tournament, Maryland men’s basketball looks to next year with top recruiting class

By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi With 1:28 left in the second half of its second round Big Ten tournament game, this university’s men’s basketball team was tied at 53 with the University of Wisconsin. The Terps were staring at a chance to add to a bare NCAA tournament resume. Over the next 88 seconds, sloppy offensive execut...

Notable Jewish athlete was UMD walk-on basketball player

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Alvin Lann is a high school track star who grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from McKinley High School in 1945. His successful high school athletic career began when he placed second in the long jump at the D.C. Inter-High Track Championship as a freshman. His sophomore and junior year, he ...

The fall of Israeli-American coach David Blatt

By Roman Fuentes For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   It was June 16, 2015. Confetti rained over the Golden State Warriors as players celebrated their NBA Finals victory. Led by up-and-coming star Stephen Curry, the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two in the best-of-seven series. Lost in the celebration, the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Benjamin Eidelberg: Managing basketball and faith

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For alumnus Ben Eidelberg, basketball has been life since he was three years old. “My parents always watched the game, and so I guess playing from a young age, watching from a young age and continuing that through high school really gave me a love for basketball.” Eidelberg said. It ...

Yeshiva University takes home back to back championships at NHBT

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news After Friday and Saturday’s festivities, it was championship day at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.  The men’s portion was an afternoon matchup between two different teams from Yeshiva University Sunday.   Five teams, Sokol, Weiss, Ammar, Laifer and Marouani, all from Yeshiva, ...