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Will Bynum will host basketball camp in Israel

Will Bynum is one of a handful of guys in the NBA who had to get his spot in the league the hard way, first by going and starring overseas, then by earning his way onto the Pistons roster despite long odds against him.

Bynum was a standout with Maccabi Elite, averaging 10.8 points and 2.8 assists per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field while also showing off the dynamic athleticism that has made him a fan favorite in Detroit. Bynum, it appears, has not forgotten what playing overseas did for his career and plans to give back by hosting a basketball camp in Israel. From Haaretz.com:

“I am enthused to come to Israel,” Bynum said. “The fans and community showed me so much love when I played there, I just had to come back and give back to all of them.”

The first two days of the three-day camp will take place in Nahalal, a small and unique central Galilee agricultural community.

It will then move on to Bynum’s familiar territory of Tel Aviv.

The camp will be open to about 200 youngsters from 13 to 17 years old, and will focus on core basketball techniques, the game’s mental aspect and positive social development.

“I love the area, the fans, the community, the traditions and sportsmanship that thrive in the region,” Bynum said.

“This is wonderful – I can’t wait to get there.”

Hat-tip to commenter IsraeliPiston.

1 Comment

  • Jul 7, 201112:21 pm
    by TealBlackGold


    Got to say I love this as a showing of respect and appreciation by Bynum.

    Can never question the dudes heart.  Sometimes his head (shot selection) might be iffy, but MAN can this dude can work. 

    This guy was also easily the most entertaining to watch.  What game was it he went off for like 23 points in the 4th quarter?  Some sort of Pistons record if I recall. 

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