The Hapoel Jerusalem 2022/23 model is starting to take shape and this evening (Friday) the team's first foreigner, American center Zach Hankins, landed in Israel.
The center (26, 2.11 m), who played in the past for Maccabi Rishon LeZion and left a positive impression during the Corona season, sounded eager and excited to return to Israel: "It was a long flight from the United States here, but I'm happy to be here again.
I have good memories of Israel and the time I played here.
Expectations for the new season?
I'm here to win, that's my goal.
We came to win titles.'
Hankins added: "I'm looking forward to playing in the Champions League, it's a great opportunity for me as a player and for our team."
The center was asked about the feeling of playing alongside Oz Blazer, his former teammate from Rishon Lezion, and replied: "I'm happy to play alongside him again, he's a great guy."
We seem to have a great group of people here and we will work hard to succeed.'
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