Call it circumstantial Zionism. There’s been a recent uptick in North American aliyah -- of basketball players.
Former Duke University basketball standout Jon Scheyer arrived in Israel and immediately made aliyah.
Former Duke University standout, Jon Scheyer, has signed to play with Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Scheyer, who led the Blue Devils to an NCAA title in 2010, played most recently for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League.
Former Duke University standout Jon Scheyer has signed to play with Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv team. Scheyer, a guard who during his senior year helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA Championship, signed a two-year contract with Maccabi, which was the runner-up to the Euroleague champions this year and has won the Euroleague championship four times.