Anthony Bennett debuts in Israel with 16 points and 7 rebounds

Anthony Bennett has made his debut on the right foot in his new Israeli adventure. Whoever was number 1 in the 2014 Draft had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist in the triumph of Hapoel of Jerusalem in the round of 16 of the Cup with a 98-75 victory against Bnei Hertzliya.

The Canadian has been one of Hapoel’s star signings this summer alongside former NBA players Thon Maker and Sean Kilpatrick. The giant had 5 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists; and his outside teammate contributed double-double scoring digits with 14 points.

Bennett, 28, came to Hapoel as a free agent after playing the pre-Olympic with Canada, and going through the Puerto Rico league where he wore the colors of the Cangrejeros de Santurce. Regarding his NBA career, he has played in the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors and lastly in the Brooklyn Nets.

(Cover photo: Jason Miller / Getty Images)


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