Maccabi Tel Aviv acquiring player arrived in Israel and made statements: "I would love to make a difference so that we reach the last four Euroleague, I have experience with winning with CSKA" • Wilbkin and Hunter will be eligible for Jalgiris
Jackson at the airport, tonight
Courtesy of Maccabi Tel Aviv's official website
Maccabi Tel Aviv arrived in Be'er Sheva yesterday (Sunday) with only six senior players and without the two main anchors - Scotty Wilbkin and Othello Hunter - and yet maintained a perfect balance with an impressive 63:80 on Hapoel Beer Sheva.
Jake Cohen, who has been amazingly fit lately, said: "Everyone should be proud of how we play. I'm tired, but overall I feel great. The games in the league are very important to us. I'm happy with how I play. I never expected to play so much Minutes like the last games, but I'll do whatever it takes to make Maccabi win. "
Maccabi is reassuring, saying that Wilbkin's injuries (ankle sprain) and Hunter (twin muscle stretch) are not serious and the two are expected to qualify for Thursday's game against Zelgiris Kovno.
Meanwhile, Arun Jackson landed in Israel late at night and was not afraid to make statements: "I have experience of winning the European Championship with CSKA Moscow, I need to put that experience on the field. I think the team has the ability to be a good team. Don't feel pressure, I'm energetic and would love to make a difference so we can make it to the Final Four, that's our goal. "
Later in the day, new acquisition player Jaylen Reynolds is also expected to land in Israel. The two are supposed to be eligible and at the disposal of Janis Safropoulos in a match in Lithuania.