Jerusalem determined to build on maiden championship

Hapoel Jerusalem’s fans, players and management celebrated long into the night after winning the club’s first Israeli championship on Thursday. However, while the collective hangover has yet to subside, the club has already turned its focus to next season and building on the breakthrough accomplishment.

Jerusalem is awaiting to hear whether it will be handed a wild card to the Euroleague regular season before assembling its roster for 2015/16. Only four players currently seem guaranteed to continue for another season, Israelis Lior Eliyahu, Yotam Halperin and Bar Timor and American Donta Smith. Tony Gaffney is also likely to be back for another year, while the status of both Bracey Wright and Deon Thompson remains up in the air.


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