The Opening Ceremonies:
My two roommates were a guard, Gal Eytan, and a big guy, Samer Jassar. Gal plays at Hapo'el Tel-Aviv in Israel's second division, and Samer plays at Baker University in the states. He was able to get out of army service and go to college in the states because he's an Arab. For security reasons, the Israeli army doesn't allow Arabs to serve to try and prevent security/information leaks. Anyways they're both good guys and we had a lot of laughs throughout the trip.
Long story short we went 3-5 and came 14th out of 24 teams. We beat Hungary, South Korea, and Australia. Lost to Finland, Mexico, USA, Ukraine, and Brazil. For the most part I didn’t play... for unknown reasons. The only game I really got to play in was against the U.S. and I had a pretty good game. So it was pretty frustrating. Whatever, moving on and looking forward to the season.
Finally we got back to Israel a little after midnight Tuesday night. Was happy to be back and start playing basketball again. I've been the gym a bunch in the last two days just getting ready for this season, looking forward to it. All in all it was a really fun trip, even though the basketball part sucked