What up! Like to welcome yall to the new website. Glad that you could make it through and check out the site! Guess i will use this first post to tell you a little bit about me and what i am doing now.
I am in my 4th year of playing basketball in Europe now and Loving it. I have played in Serbia, Italy, Greece and this year i moved to Israel after the Christmas break. It is completely different than what you see on cnn and other news channels. I am in the city of Tel Aviv and it is in Northern Israel and is not anywhere near the Gaza strip, so there is no danger. The city of Tel Aviv is great, the weather is 70 degrees and they have beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. The Jews speak hebrew and i havent even tried to pick up the language yet. My teammates try to teach me some but it only last about a day in my memory. It is very americanized when it comes to trying to adapt to the food and restaurants and going to the grocery store. A lot of the same brands and products that we have at home in the US, they have here. So that makes transition easier for me!
My basketball team is names Rishon Lezion, you can find it if you go to www.Eurobasket.com and click Israel. My team isnt doing so well this year and we are 2-7, toward the bottom of the standings. There are 12 teams in the Israeli league and each team is allowed to have four americans on a team. On the team, we only have two now, Robert Conley and myself. We could easily be 5-4 or 6-3 but we have to learn how to win games in the end. we have had 3 0r 4 games where we have lost in the last seconds from buzzer beaters or missed free throws. We play one game a week (Sundays) and have two games left in the first round of playing all the teams in the league. Right now i am leading the league in scoring at 24ppg and 6rpg, but i think that may have to increase for us to be successful in the next rounds.
There is a 7 hour time between Tel Aviv time and eastern standard time ( with me being ahead)! Dont want to get carried away with everything tonight, so im going to get some water and rest because i have early practice tomorrow! Its almost 10:30pm (3:30pm in Louisville) and time to lay it down....peace!