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

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Last week, Israeli basketball sensation Deni Avdija was selected by the Washington Wizards as the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 19-year-old forward from Herzliya (a coastal city near Tel Aviv) made history as Israel’s highest-ever draft pick.

Many sports analysts predicted he would be chosen even higher in the draft, and, on air, Mike Schmitz of ESPN called Avdija the potential “steal of the draft.” Avdija said after being chosen: “Being the ninth pick and in the top 10 is amazing for our country, and I’m...

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