Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv's Deni Avdija controls the ball during the Euro League basketball match between Olimpia Milan and Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Deni Avdija Joins the Washington Wizards and NBA: Exploring the Legacy of Jews and Sports

Israeli basketball star Deni Avdija was selected by the Washington Wizards as the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, making history as the highest-ever draft pick from Israel. We tell Avdija’s story and explore the legacy of Jewish athletes and ideas that connected sports and Judaism.

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