Despite the absence of the injured Yotam Halperin and Yogev Ohayon, Israel’s coach Erez Edelstein is confident the blue-and- white can achieve its goals in September’s EruoBasket tournament.
Captain Halperin and forward Pnini, who were both starters in last summer’s qualifying campaign, were ruled out last week. Halperin, who helped Hapoel Jerusalem to an historic BSI championship last season, was diagnosed with a back injury, while Pnini has yet to fully recover from the surgery he underwent on his Achilles last November.
There were two other players who missed Tuesday’s training session. Yogev Ohayon is out through illness, while Omri c asspi will only be able to join the rest of the players on court at the start of August due to NBA related insurance issues.