Maccabi Elite
#4 Forward Israel 1968 Height: 2.00
#5 Guard United States of America 1969 Height: 1.95
#6 Guard Israel 1971 Height: 1.83
#7 Center United States of America 1975 Height: 2.16
#8 Guard United States of America 1975 Height: 1.98
#9 Forward Israel 1974 Height: 2.01
#10 Guard Israel 1980 Height: 0.00
#11 Guard Israel 1984 Height: 1.96
#12 Forward Israel 1975 Height: 2.06
#13 Center Croatia 1978 Height: 2.11
#13 Center Serbia 1965 Height: 2.06
#14 Guard Slovenia 1972 Height: 1.89
#15 Center Turkey 1975 Height: 2.12
Head coach United States of America 1959
EuroLeague 2001-02
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 18 3 229:43 105 36/74 2/2 27/36 21 45 66 9 5 16 7 4 39 26 112
BRISKER, MARK 11 2 129:56 62 3/8 16/29 8/9   8 8 2 2 1   1 17 9 45
BURSTEIN, TAL 20 11 411:56 131 29/66 17/43 22/31 5 35 40 30 12 22 5 5 56 28 91
CURCIC, RADISLAV 6 0 60:25 24 9/20   6/10 3 13 16     5 1 1 13 7 14
HALPERIN, YOTAM 3 1 6:06   0/1 0/1             1   1 1   -5
HENEFELD, NADAV 20 16 452:40 82 37/65 0/1 8/22 18 43 61 49 27 27 3 2 72 32 110
HUFFMAN, NATE 20 19 528:27 279 91/165 6/16 79/105 41 107 148 19 13 37 10 10 53 84 343
McDONALD, ARRIEL 20 19 635:42 263 68/123 20/73 67/82 9 39 48 76 36 26 2 3 57 87 303
PARKER, ANTHONY 20 19 692:11 329 100/179 20/59 69/95 20 84 104 33 31 35 6 7 52 85 350
SAFFAR, YOAV 16 0 161:38 60 22/38 1/15 13/19 9 19 28 9 6 14 1 1 27 12 38
SHARP, DERRICK 20 6 407:00 135 26/51 21/55 20/21 7 15 22 14 18 15   2 58 30 84
SHELEF, GUR 19 2 297:16 110 26/56 5/8 43/60 13 30 43 18 17 18 1 6 47 51 119
VUJCIC, NIKOLA 2 0 12:00 4 2/3 0/2   1   1   2 1     1   2
Totals     4025:00 1584 449/849 108/304 362/490 164 471 635 259 217 224 36 43 494 451 1697
Average     191:40 75.42 52.9% 35.5% 73.9% 7.8 22.42 30.23 12.33 10.33 10.66 1.71 2.04 23.52 21.47 80.8
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 18 3 12:45 5.8 48.6% 100% 75% 1.2 2.5 3.7 0.5 0.3 0.9 0.4 0.2 2.2 1.4 6.2
BRISKER, MARK 11 2 11:48 5.6 37.5% 55.2% 88.9%   0.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1   0.1 1.5 0.8 4.1
BURSTEIN, TAL 20 11 20:35 6.5 43.9% 39.5% 71% 0.3 1.8 2 1.5 0.6 1.1 0.3 0.3 2.8 1.4 4.5
CURCIC, RADISLAV 6 0 10:04 4 45%   60% 0.5 2.2 2.7     0.8 0.2 0.2 2.2 1.2 2.3
HALPERIN, YOTAM 3 1 2:02                   0.3   0.3 0.3   -1.7
HENEFELD, NADAV 20 16 22:38 4.1 56.9%   36.4% 0.9 2.1 3 2.5 1.4 1.4 0.2 0.1 3.6 1.6 5.5
HUFFMAN, NATE 20 19 26:25 13.9 55.2% 37.5% 75.2% 2 5.3 7.4 1 0.7 1.9 0.5 0.5 2.6 4.2 17.1
McDONALD, ARRIEL 20 19 31:47 13.2 55.3% 27.4% 81.7% 0.5 2 2.4 3.8 1.8 1.3 0.1 0.2 2.9 4.3 15.2
PARKER, ANTHONY 20 19 34:36 16.4 55.9% 33.9% 72.6% 1 4.2 5.2 1.6 1.6 1.8 0.3 0.4 2.6 4.3 17.5
SAFFAR, YOAV 16 0 10:06 3.8 57.9% 6.7% 68.4% 0.6 1.2 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.9 0.1 0.1 1.7 0.8 2.4
SHARP, DERRICK 20 6 20:21 6.8 51% 38.2% 95.2% 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.8   0.1 2.9 1.5 4.2
SHELEF, GUR 19 2 15:38 5.8 46.4% 62.5% 71.7% 0.7 1.6 2.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.3 2.5 2.7 6.3
VUJCIC, NIKOLA 2 0 6:00 2 66.7%     0.5   0.5   1 0.5     0.5   1
Average     191:40 75.42 52.9% 35.5% 73.9% 7.8 22.42 30.23 12.33 10.33 10.66 1.71 2.04 23.52 21.47 80.8
Accumulated Statistics - Final Four
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 1 0 8:00 5 2/3   1/2   2 2           4 1 2
BURSTEIN, TAL 1 0 29:00 18 4/6 1/2 7/9   2 2 5 1   1 1 2 5 24
CURCIC, RADISLAV 1 0 6:00 3 0/1   3/4 1 1 2           2 2 3
HENEFELD, NADAV 1 1 22:00   0/1   0/2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1   4 3 1
HUFFMAN, NATE 1 1 27:00 16 7/10 0/1 2/6 3 7 10 2 3 3     4 4 20
McDONALD, ARRIEL 1 1 36:00 11 3/5 1/2 2/2   2 2 2 2 1     4 7 16
PARKER, ANTHONY 1 1 36:00 11 3/8 1/5 2/4 1 3 4 2   2     3 4 5
SHARP, DERRICK 1 1 17:00 3 0/1 1/2                   3   -2
SHELEF, GUR 1 0 19:00 8 2/3   4/6   3 3 1 1       4 5 11
Totals     200:00 75 21/38 4/12 21/35 6 22 28 14 12 7 2 1 30 31 85
Average     200:00 75 55.3% 33.3% 60% 6 22 28 14 12 7 2 1 30 31 85
Average Statistics - Final Four
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 1 0 8:00 5 66.7%   50%   2 2           4 1 2
BURSTEIN, TAL 1 0 29:00 18 66.7% 50% 77.8%   2 2 5 1   1 1 2 5 24
CURCIC, RADISLAV 1 0 6:00 3     75% 1 1 2           2 2 3
HENEFELD, NADAV 1 1 22:00         1 1 2 2 1 1 1   4 3 1
HUFFMAN, NATE 1 1 27:00 16 70%   33.3% 3 7 10 2 3 3     4 4 20
McDONALD, ARRIEL 1 1 36:00 11 60% 50% 100%   2 2 2 2 1     4 7 16
PARKER, ANTHONY 1 1 36:00 11 37.5% 20% 50% 1 3 4 2   2     3 4 5
SHARP, DERRICK 1 1 17:00 3   50%                   3   -2
SHELEF, GUR 1 0 19:00 8 66.7%   66.7%   3 3 1 1       4 5 11
Average     200:00 75 55.3% 33.3% 60% 6 22 28 14 12 7 2 1 30 31 85
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 5 2 88:30 48 16/30 1/1 13/19 9 19 28 3 2 4 2 1 14 14 58
BURSTEIN, TAL 5 3 88:14 25 7/13 3/7 2/2   4 4 6 3 6 1 1 15 3 10
CURCIC, RADISLAV 3 0 45:54 19 8/15   3/6 1 10 11     5 1 1 8 5 12
HALPERIN, YOTAM 1 0 0:06     0/1                       -1
HENEFELD, NADAV 5 3 114:58 18 9/13   0/3 3 21 24 10 6 12   1 21 7 24
HUFFMAN, NATE 5 5 115:59 51 19/38 0/5 13/19 8 21 29 5 4 7 2 3 8 19 62
McDONALD, ARRIEL 5 5 159:18 80 20/33 7/15 19/24 3 9 12 23 10 8 1 1 13 20 98
PARKER, ANTHONY 5 5 172:02 74 22/46 5/13 15/20 3 16 19 8 5 15 1 1 14 25 65
SAFFAR, YOAV 3 0 19:08 4 2/2 0/2   1 2 3 1 1 1     2 2 6
SHARP, DERRICK 5 1 118:22 63 11/17 10/16 11/12 3 5 8 7 5 4   1 14 10 61
SHELEF, GUR 5 1 77:29 26 6/17 3/3 5/9 3 10 13 4 3 7   2 12 10 20
Totals     1000:00 408 120/224 29/63 81/114 40 128 168 67 50 71 8 12 122 115 440
Average     166:40 68 53.6% 46% 71.1% 6.66 21.33 28 11.16 8.33 11.83 1.33 2 20.33 19.16 73.33
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 5 2 17:42 9.6 53.3% 100% 68.4% 1.8 3.8 5.6 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.2 2.8 2.8 11.6
BURSTEIN, TAL 5 3 17:38 5 53.8% 42.9% 100%   0.8 0.8 1.2 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.2 3 0.6 2
CURCIC, RADISLAV 3 0 15:18 6.3 53.3%   50% 0.3 3.3 3.7     1.7 0.3 0.3 2.7 1.7 4
HALPERIN, YOTAM 1 0 0:06                             -1
HENEFELD, NADAV 5 3 22:59 3.6 69.2%     0.6 4.2 4.8 2 1.2 2.4   0.2 4.2 1.4 4.8
HUFFMAN, NATE 5 5 23:11 10.2 50%   68.4% 1.6 4.2 5.8 1 0.8 1.4 0.4 0.6 1.6 3.8 12.4
McDONALD, ARRIEL 5 5 31:51 16 60.6% 46.7% 79.2% 0.6 1.8 2.4 4.6 2 1.6 0.2 0.2 2.6 4 19.6
PARKER, ANTHONY 5 5 34:24 14.8 47.8% 38.5% 75% 0.6 3.2 3.8 1.6 1 3 0.2 0.2 2.8 5 13
SAFFAR, YOAV 3 0 6:22 1.3 100%     0.3 0.7 1 0.3 0.3 0.3     0.7 0.7 2
SHARP, DERRICK 5 1 23:40 12.6 64.7% 62.5% 91.7% 0.6 1 1.6 1.4 1 0.8   0.2 2.8 2 12.2
SHELEF, GUR 5 1 15:29 5.2 35.3% 100% 55.6% 0.6 2 2.6 0.8 0.6 1.4   0.4 2.4 2 4
Average     166:40 68 53.6% 46% 71.1% 6.66 21.33 28 11.16 8.33 11.83 1.33 2 20.33 19.16 73.33
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 12 1 133:13 52 18/41 1/1 13/15 12 24 36 6 3 12 5 3 21 11 52
BRISKER, MARK 11 2 129:56 62 3/8 16/29 8/9   8 8 2 2 1   1 17 9 45
BURSTEIN, TAL 14 8 294:42 88 18/47 13/34 13/20 5 29 34 19 8 16 3 3 39 20 57
CURCIC, RADISLAV 2 0 8:31 2 1/4     1 2 3           3   -1
HALPERIN, YOTAM 2 1 6:00   0/1               1   1 1   -4
HENEFELD, NADAV 14 12 315:42 64 28/51 0/1 8/17 14 21 35 37 20 14 2 1 47 22 85
HUFFMAN, NATE 14 13 385:28 212 65/117 6/10 64/80 30 79 109 12 6 27 8 7 41 61 261
McDONALD, ARRIEL 14 13 440:24 172 45/85 12/56 46/56 6 28 34 51 24 17 1 2 40 60 189
PARKER, ANTHONY 14 13 484:09 244 75/125 14/41 52/71 16 65 81 23 26 18 5 6 35 56 280
SAFFAR, YOAV 13 0 142:30 56 20/36 1/13 13/19 8 17 25 8 5 13 1 1 25 10 32
SHARP, DERRICK 14 4 271:38 69 15/33 10/37 9/9 4 10 14 7 13 11   1 41 20 25
SHELEF, GUR 13 1 200:47 76 18/36 2/5 34/45 10 17 27 13 13 11 1 4 31 36 88
VUJCIC, NIKOLA 2 0 12:00 4 2/3 0/2   1   1   2 1     1   2
Totals     2825:00 1101 308/587 75/229 260/341 118 321 439 178 155 146 26 30 342 305 1172
Average     201:47 78.64 52.5% 32.8% 76.2% 8.42 22.92 31.35 12.71 11.07 10.42 1.85 2.14 24.42 21.78 83.71
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BESOK, HUSEYIN 12 1 11:06 4.3 43.9% 100% 86.7% 1 2 3 0.5 0.3 1 0.4 0.3 1.8 0.9 4.3
BRISKER, MARK 11 2 11:48 5.6 37.5% 55.2% 88.9%   0.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1   0.1 1.5 0.8 4.1
BURSTEIN, TAL 14 8 21:03 6.3 38.3% 38.2% 65% 0.4 2.1 2.4 1.4 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.2 2.8 1.4 4.1
CURCIC, RADISLAV 2 0 4:15 1 25%     0.5 1 1.5           1.5   -0.5
HALPERIN, YOTAM 2 1 3:00                   0.5   0.5 0.5   -2
HENEFELD, NADAV 14 12 22:33 4.6 54.9%   47.1% 1 1.5 2.5 2.6 1.4 1 0.1 0.1 3.4 1.6 6.1
HUFFMAN, NATE 14 13 27:32 15.1 55.6% 60% 80% 2.1 5.6 7.8 0.9 0.4 1.9 0.6 0.5 2.9 4.4 18.6
McDONALD, ARRIEL 14 13 31:27 12.3 52.9% 21.4% 82.1% 0.4 2 2.4 3.6 1.7 1.2 0.1 0.1 2.9 4.3 13.5
PARKER, ANTHONY 14 13 34:34 17.4 60% 34.1% 73.2% 1.1 4.6 5.8 1.6 1.9 1.3 0.4 0.4 2.5 4 20
SAFFAR, YOAV 13 0 10:57 4.3 55.6% 7.7% 68.4% 0.6 1.3 1.9 0.6 0.4 1 0.1 0.1 1.9 0.8 2.5
SHARP, DERRICK 14 4 19:24 4.9 45.5% 27% 100% 0.3 0.7 1 0.5 0.9 0.8   0.1 2.9 1.4 1.8
SHELEF, GUR 13 1 15:26 5.8 50% 40% 75.6% 0.8 1.3 2.1 1 1 0.8 0.1 0.3 2.4 2.8 6.8
VUJCIC, NIKOLA 2 0 6:00 2 66.7%     0.5   0.5   1 0.5     0.5   1
Average     201:47 78.64 52.5% 32.8% 76.2% 8.42 22.92 31.35 12.71 11.07 10.42 1.85 2.14 24.42 21.78 83.71
Club info

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv came into the 2016-17 campaign with a star-studded roster and great hopes, but a preseason injury to Quincy Miller proved to be a sign of things to come. The team would go through five head coaches and deal with more injuries and off-court issues in slumping to its worst EuroLeague finish of the century. The EuroLeague season began with a road loss at EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and a home defeat against Real Madrid, after which Coach Erez Edelshtein was dismissed. His assistant, Rami Hadar, took control and promptly led the team to back-to-back wins. A three-game winning streak in November, which included victories over the two teams that would reach the EuroLeague championship game, Fenerbahce Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus, gave Maccabi a 5-4 record and a share of fourth place. But that momentum would be short-lived as Maccabi dropped nine of its next 10 games and fell into the league cellar. In that time, Hadar stepped down, his assistant Lior Lubin took his place briefly and eventually Ainars Bagatskis was hired. Even as Maccabi spiraled downward and out of the playoff picture, the team spirit shined through with victories over playoff-bound teams Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and Fenerbahce, the last of which came in Istanbul on a Sylven Landesberg buzzer-beater. Maccabi ended the EuroLeague season in 14th place with a 10-20 record. Arik Shivek was handed the reins as head coach for the Israeli playoffs.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2016-17 EuroLeague 10-20 Regular Season
2015-16 EuroLeague 4-6 Regular Season
2014-15 EuroLeague 16-11 Playoffs
2013-14 EuroLeague 21-9 Champion
2012-13 EuroLeague 16-11 Playoffs
2011-12 EuroLeague 12-9 Playoffs
2010-11 EuroLeague 16-6 Runner-up
2009-10 EuroLeague 11-9 Playoffs
2008-09 EuroLeague 8-8 Top 16
2007-08 EuroLeague 18-7 Runner-up
2006-07 EuroLeague 13-10 Playoffs
2005-06 EuroLeague 17-8 Runner-up
2004-05 EuroLeague 20-4 Champion
2003-04 EuroLeague 17-5 Champion
2002-03 EuroLeague 11-9 Top 16
2001-02 EuroLeague 14-7 Semifinals
TOTAL: 224-139

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2015-16 EuroCup 2-4 Last 32
TOTAL: 2-4
History

A signature team in European basketball, Maccabi enters every season aiming for greatness. Over the years, Maccabi has relied on the tried-and-true formula of complementing the best Israeli players with talented, committed stars from abroad. Players like Tal Brody, Miki Berkowitz, Motti Aroesti, Kevin Magee, Doron Jamchy, Earl Williams and Aulcie Perry and more recently Sarunas Jasikevicius, Anthony Parker and Nikola Vujcic belong to the elite of all-time European basketball greats. Maccabi won its first EuroLeague title in 1977 and did so again in 1981 with Berkowitz as the big star. Maccabi had to wait until 2001 to lift the SuproLeague trophy, which broke a string of five continental final appearances that ended the wrong way. The next title came soon after; Derrick Sharp’s miracle three-pointer to survive the 2004 Top 16 has become one of the classic shots in basketball history and simply unforgettable for any Maccabi fan. Once in the 2004 Final Four, Maccabi turned to record breaking with an outstanding 118-point title game performance to batter Skipper Bologna. The next year Maccabi became the first team to repeat as EuroLeague champion since Split in 1991. Jasikevicius, Parker, Tal Burstein, Maceo Baston and Vujcic, coached by Pini Gershon, became a classic lineup in European basketball history. Maccabi got back to the EuroLeague championship game for the third year in a row in 2006, but CSKA stood in the way of a three-peat. CSKA remained a thorn in Maccabi’s side, downing Maccabi in the 2007 playoffs and 2008 title game. Maccabi did not return to the Final Four again until 2011, when it got past Real Madrid in the semifinal, but Panathinaikos prevailed in the title game. After playoff losses in 2012 against Panathinaikos in a series for the ages, and against Madrid a year later, a David Blatt-coached yellow-and-blue reversed the trend in 2013-14 with several dramatic late-season wins to climb to the top of Europe. Maccabi overcame CSKA Moscow in the semifinals and Real Madrid in the finals to bring the trophy back to its passionate fans. A brilliant campaign also saw Maccabi win the Israeli League and Cup before coach Blatt left. The past three seasons have been below Maccabi’s usual standards; though it won three straight Israeli Cups, Maccabi was denied the Israeli crown in three straight seasons for the first time in league history, while also missing the EuroLeague playoffs. That disappointment will fuel Maccabi this year as it looks to shine again at both the domestic and European levels.

Trophy Case

Euroleague: 1977, 1981, 2004, 2005, 2014
Suproleague: 2001
Israeli National League: 51 titles; 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
Israeli National Cup: 44 titles; 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Adriatic League: 2012
# Player Pos. H.
4 HENEFELD, NADAV F 2.00
5 BRISKER, MARK G 1.95
6 SHARP, DERRICK G 1.83
7 HUFFMAN, NATE C 2.16
8 PARKER, ANTHONY G 1.98
9 SHELEF, GUR F 2.01
10 BURSTEIN, TAL G 0.00
11 HALPERIN, YOTAM G 1.96
12 SAFFAR, YOAV F 2.06
13 VUJCIC, NIKOLA C 2.11
13 CURCIC, RADISLAV C 2.06
14 McDONALD, ARRIEL G 1.89
15 BESOK, HUSEYIN C 2.12
President:
Shimon Mizrahi
Club Address:
Hayarkon St. 293 63504 Tel Aviv - Israel
Arena:
MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA
51, Igal Alon, 67062 Tel Aviv