June , 2019

By: Brian ‘Shifty’ Schiff

In the NCAA Tournament:


Bruce Pearl, Head Coach

USA Open Maccabiah ’09 (Head Coach)

Steven Pearl – 27 games, 10.7 min, 1. 4 pts, 1. 3 rebounds

USA Open Maccabiah ’09


Jason Donnelly: Assistant Coach

UC Santa Barbara:

Jordan Weiner — started 10 games, 14.3 minutes, 3.0 pts


Adam Chaskin, Assistant Coach

Greater Washington Maccabi; USA Open Maccabiah ‘97


Jon Scheyer — started all 34 games, 36.6 min, 18.6 pts, 3.6 reb, 1st team all ACC, 2nd team Sporting News All American


Bernie Fine: Associate Head Coach

USA Open Maccabiah ’93 (Head Coach)


Jordan Marks: Assistant Video Coordinator

USA Youth Maccabiah ’09


Carmel Bouchman


Larry Shyatt: Associate Head Coach

Rod Tishman


Gregg Gottlieb: Assistant Coach


Jon Jaques: 6.9 pts, 2.6 reb

Los Angeles Maccabi

Eitan Chemerinski

Greater Washington (DC) Maccabi


Here is news on Jewish College Players who had impact years:

Bryan Cohen, Bucknell

Philly Maccabi; USA Juniors Maccabiah ’05; USA Open Maccabiah ’09.

A sophomore, Bryan was named the 2010 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. He started 28 of 31 games, averaged 29.5 minutes, 8.8 pts and 3.4 rebounds.

Jake Cohen, Davidson

Philly Maccabi 2007

A freshman, Jake was named the 2010 Media Southern Conference Rookie of the Year. He started 24 of 31 games, played 22.7 minutes, led Davidson in scoring with 13.3 pts, and was 2nd in rebounding with 5.1 boards.

Derek Glasser, Arizona State

Los Angeles Maccabi

Glasser started 30 of 32 games, played 32. 8 minutes, scored 10.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists

Alex Rubin, Illinois State

St Paul Maccabi; USA Juniors Maccabiah ‘05

Alex started 30 of 32 games, averaged 27 minutes, 5.0 pts & 1.5 rebounds

Zach Rosen, Pennsylvania

Clifton (NJ) Maccabi; USA Open Maccabiah ’09

Zach was named 1st team all Ivy and led the Ivy league in scoring. He started 27 of 28 games, played 37.1 minutes, scored 17.7 pts, 3.3 rebounds and registered 124 assists.

Michael Gruner, Lafayette

Greater Washington (DC) Maccabi; USA Youth Maccabiah ’05

Michael started all 32 games, played 24.9 minutes and averaged 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds

Jared Mintz, Lafayette

Toronto Maccabi; Maccabi Canada Juniors ’05 and Youth ’07.

Jared started 29 of 31 games, played 27.7 minutes and led the team in scoring with 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds.

Brett Harvey, Loyola (Md)

USA Open Maccabiah ’09

Brett started 22 of 27 games, played 29.5 minutes and led the team in scoring with 12.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.

Mitchell Kates, MIT

Monmouth Maccabi; USA Juniors Maccabiah ‘05

Mitchell was the New England Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. He started all 27 games, played 33.0 minutes, scored 13.2 points and tallied 112 assists.

Travis Warech, Saint Michael’s

MetroWest Maccabi; USA Juniors Maccabi (Chile ’07); USA Youth Maccabiah ‘09

Travis was named to the Northeast-10 Conference all rookie team. Stared all 25 games, played 33.2 minutes and led the team in scoring with 16.8 points and 4.4 rebounds.

Richie Polan, NYU

Los Angeles Maccabi; USA Juniors Maccabiah ‘05

Richie played 21.7 minutes, averaged 9.2 points and led the team in rebounding with 7.4 per game.

FYI: Bryan Cohen, Alex Rubin, Mitchell Kates and Richie Polan all were members of the 2005 USA Junior Maccabiah team.

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