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  • NBA lockout prompts a new motive for aliyah: Basketball

    October 12, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Call it circumstantial Zionism.

    There’s been a recent uptick in North American aliyah—of basketball players.

    More than a dozen North American players have become Israeli citizens and joined professional Israeli basketball teams and second division squads in the past few years.

  • Hoopster Jon Scheyer makes aliyah

    August 30, 2011 | 11:59 am

    Former Duke University basketball standout Jon Scheyer arrived in Israel and immediately made aliyah.

    Scheyer, who signed in June to play with Israel’s championship Maccabi Tel Aviv team, landed Tuesday in Israel on a group aliyah flight organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation...

  • Former Duke basketball star Jon Scheyer joins Maccabi Tel-Aviv

    June 22, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    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.

    Maccabi Tel-Aviv, which is...

  • Ex-Duke guard Jon Scheyer signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    June 20, 2011 | 10:19 am

    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...