Former Seton Hall point guard Tom Maayan, who recently left the program due to military requirements with the Israeli Defense Forces, has signed a contract with Hapoel 'Migdal' Jerusalem B.C. of the Israeli Super League. The contract is thought to be a 4-year deal with an option for a fifth year.
Hapoel Jerusalem plays in the Israeli Super League, which is the top tier of basketball in Israel. The club currently sits in first (7-3) and plays against defending champions Maccabi Haifa on Friday. Maayan is expected to be ready to play against Maccabi Haifa after undergoing a physical examination with the club.
Tom will be playing alongside three former NCAA players in Florida State guard Derwin Kitchen ('09-11, 10.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.6 apg), LSU forward Ronald Dupree ('99-03, 16 ppg, 8.5 rpg), and Xavier forward Josh Duncan ('04-08, 12.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg). Hapoel Jerusalem is coached by Brad Greenberg, brother of Seth -- who coached at Virginia Tech. Brad coached at Radford for four seasons before spending the last two in Israel.
Past NCAA standouts like Preston Knowles (Louisville, Ironi Nes-Ziona), Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA, Ironi Nes-Ziona), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova, Hapoel Holon), Laurence Bowers (Missouri, Hapoel Holon), Christian Watford (Indiana, Hapoel Eilat), Yancy Gates (Cincinnati, Hapoel Eilat), Rick Jackson (Syracuse, Galil Gilboa), and DeShawn Sims (Michigan, Galil Gilboa) all play in the ISL according to Eurobasket.