Monday, September 7, 2009

Hapoel Jerusalem added Pinkney and Thompson

Pinkney(2.07-PF/C) was a highly regarded basketball player in high school, and was recruited to the Nevada-Reno Wolfpack, where he played college ball from 2001 until his 2005 graduation.

Pinkney played abroad after college, gaining experience on both a French team and an Italian team. Hapoel welcomes Pinkney to the 2009-2010 team, which currently includes Yuval Na'imi, Terii Simons, Sharon Sasson, Uri Kokia, Leo Lyons, Ben Lezar and Guy Dotan.

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Hapoel signed another American player today, adding Dijon Thompson(2.01-SF) to the 2009-2010 roster. Thompson played for UCLA and was drafted for the NBA following college, playing for the Phoenix Suns. Most recently, Thompson played overseas for ALBA Berlin. A standout guard-forward, Jerusalem warmly welcomes Thompson to the Hapoel family.

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