"He's an actor with a special life story, who knows that [playing] a game of basketball is a privilege and he intends to use every minute [on] the game he loves." - Herzliya Chairman Eldad Akunis (Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE)
After being blocked from signing with Antalya BSB of Turkey two weeks ago, former Pirate Herb Pope has signed with Bnei Hasharon Herzliya of the Israel Basketball Super League, the highest division of basketball in Israel.
Herzliya chairman Eldad Akunis announced the signing of Herb in a press release today, citing that Herb "will help us reach goals we set for ourselves integrating back [into] top Israeli basketball." Sportlando cites that Israeli doctors gave Herzliya and Pope the "green light" in regards to his health on the basketball court, whereas Anatalya did not.
Herzliya is the home of former collegiate players Lacedarius Dunn (Baylor), Trevor Booker (Clemson), Delroy James (Rhode Island), Jared Mintz (Lafayette) and Tweety Carter (Baylor), who has recently resigned with the club. Bnei Hasharon Herzliya finished tenth in the ISBL last season with a record of 7-17.
This news comes two weeks after Antalya BSB's signing of former Pirate Jordan Theodore.