Monday, February 06, 2006

John Gilchrist in Israel

John Gilchrist (2002-05) is now playing for Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion in Israel's Premier League. According to this recent feature article on Gilchrist in the Haaretz newspaper, he is playing very well, is maturing into an NBA-caliber player, and has turned his team into an upstart title contender.

John Gilchrist lead Maryland to their first ACC title in 2004, then had an up-and-down 2004-05 season before leaving for the NBA draft. After going undrafted, he played in NBA summer league for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2005, but did not make the regular season roster.

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