Basketball: Disappointed Hapoel Jerusalem snubbed by Euroleague

Despite winning an historic Israeli championship last week, Hapoel Jerusalem will have to wait at least one more year to play in the Euroleague after its bid to receive a wild card was rejected on Monday.

Jerusalem was hoping to receive direct entry into the regular season of European basketball’s premier club competition after defeating Hapoel Eilat last week to claim its first BSL championship. However, the Euroleague overlooked Jerusalem on Monday and decided to grant wild card berths to Bayern Munich of Germany, Strasbourg of France, Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia and Darussafaka Istanbul of Turkey, while also handing one B License to the Turkish League champion Karsiyaka Izmir.


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