The Israeli basketball phenomenon Denis Avdiya announced in the design of the NBA 2020. He announced his intention to participate in the project through Get Up ESPN and through a statement with the Maccabi Fox in Tel Aviv.
About Denis Avdiya
Denis Avdiya was born on the 3rd. Born January 2001 in Beit Zere, Israel, Kibbutz. His father is a former professional basketball player who played for Israeli basketball teams during his career. Her mother was a former athlete and also played basketball. While his father is Muslim, his mother is Jewish, which means Denis is Jewish.
He is also of Serbian descent and has the Serbian citizenship of his father.
As in Israel, all citizens over the age of 18 must live in the country. You can join the army from the age of 18. Since Avdiya is a prodigy of basketball, he has been given the status of extraordinary athlete, which exempts him from military service. Although he joined the army in connection with the pandemic at Kowid 19, where he came into action on 5 September, he is still in the army. When he starts his military training on 1 August, he will spend the rest of his service abroad because of his exceptional status as an athlete.
When he joined the army, he said: I am happy and proud to join the IDF like all other citizens of my age.
He’s an attacker, six feet tall and weighs 219 pounds.
Dani only started playing basketball in the fourth grade and played soccer in the prep period. He started playing basketball on the youth team of Bnei Herzliya until he joined the Maccabi youth team in Tel Aviv, where he won three consecutive championships between 2017 and 2019.
In January 2019 he played with the Maccabi youth team in Tel Aviv in the Addidas New Generation tournament, where he was selected for all teams in the tournament with an average of 24,3 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 3,8 steels. In the second tournament he achieved an average of 24.7 points, 12 rebounds and 6.7 assists, allowing him to rejoin all teams in the tournament.
In 2018, he participated in the Basketball without Borders Europe Camp in Belgrade, where he was appointed MVP.
During a star-studded weekend in Charlotte in 2019, she was named Basketball Without Borders by the Global MVP.
About Israeli basketball and Team
In 2017 Maccabi signed a professional contract with Austria for six years. At the age of 16, he became the youngest player in the Israeli National Basketball League.
At his first national tournament, the FIBA European Under-16 Championship in 2017, he had the opportunity to play for Serbia, but he refused and played for Israel. On average he scored 15,3 points, 12,6 rebounds and 5,3 assists and led the tournament in terms of rebounds and assists.
In July 2018, at the age of 17, he played for Israel in the FIBA European Under-20 Championship. He achieved an average of 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists and was appointed to the tournament team. Israel won the gold and defeated Croatia 80:66. In the same month, he played for the under-18 team, where he achieved an average of 17.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and three assists.
A year later he participated again in the U20 tournament in Tel Aviv. On average he scored 18.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.4 blocks and 2.1 steals, allowing him to join all teams of the tournament and win the MVP tournament. Israel won gold again and beat Spain 92-84.
In the season 2019-20 in the Israeli top basketball league. Avdiya scored an average of 12.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists while standing on the field for 26.6 minutes. It had a goal of 55.5 percent in the field and a three-point goal of 37.5 percent.
Draft Explanatory Note
For a time, Avdiya was at the centre of attention of NBA recruiters and front office executives. GM Riders Kobe Altman even went to Israel to watch the Avdiya game.
Since last year it is mentioned in the production drawings as the best choice. In the last pale report Avdiya came sixth for the Knicks, while Sportsnaut Avdiya opted for the Hawks in second place.
Austria is compared to players as good as Danilo Gallinari to top player Luke Doncic. If he plays professionally abroad, he will be able to adapt to the NBA much more easily than college players. In fact, even with guys like LaMelo Ball and R.J. Ball, the transition to the NBA should be the easiest for him. The Hamptons in the project class of those years, who played overseas in Australia as the Euroleague and the Israeli Basketball Premier League, are much more competitive than the IBL, Australia’s professional basketball league.
Only three Israelis were entered by the NBA, Lior Eliyahu was entered by Magic, with 44th place in the NBA. First place in the 2006 design, while nine places later, Yotam Halperin was drafted by the Seattle Super Socialists, finishing in 53rd place.
None of them have ever played in the NBA. In 2009 Omri Caspi was acquired by the Kings of Choice 23 and spent 10 years in the NBA. Gal Mekel – Israeli, who played in the NBA, but didn’t make it and played 35 games in the NBA, most of those games (31) were played with snipers. Avdiya is expected to be much better than one of these guys, because he is considered the most promising man ever to come out of Israel.
At the Maccabi in Tel Aviv this year Avdiya played with former NBA players in Omri Caspi, Quincy Acey, Aaron Jackson, Tyler Dorsey, Nate Walters and former NBA star and rookie of the year Amar’e Staudemir.
With Avdiya surrounded by all these guys, he was sure to get a lot of advice and guidance on many aspects of basketball and the NBA.
Strengths and weaknesses
Avdiya is appreciated for her strong basketball IQ, which has enabled her to learn and understand the game of basketball for years. He also knows very well where to be on the pitch and how to play with the ball if he doesn’t have it in his hands. Another strong point of Avdiyah is his technique, because he has a good shooting form and a firm rhythm. Although this cannot be indicated on the bulletin board, Avdiya is a real leader on the square and a powerful propagandist.
It is a quality and a trait that teams look for in a player.
One thing he has to work on is his athletics, so he can keep up with everyone and stay on the field for a long time. Another thing he misses is explosives, because sometimes he uses the net instead of his body to break through the opponent’s defenders. One thing that can help him with this is the weight gain of his 1.80 m frame. He also has to work on his free throw, because at the Tel Aviv Maccabi he shot 50.9% of the free throw line.
He may not have the biggest influence in the first year, but once he has the experience to play against the best of the best, he can become a solid second or third option in the NBA play-off team.
Danny’s Best! Make Israel and the Jewish people proud!