Dagan Yivzori

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Dagan Yivzori
Dagan Yavzuri.JPG
Yivzori, playing for the Israeli National Team
No. 8 – Ironi Nahariya
PositionShooting guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1985-10-15) October 15, 1985 (age 33)
Afula, Israel
NationalityIsraeli
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2003Maccabi Kiryat Bialik
2003–2004Hapoel Afula
2004–2007Hapoel Yokneam/Megido
2007–2008Hapoel Gilboa/Afula
2008–2013Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2013–2015Maccabi Haifa
2015–2017Maccabi Tel Aviv
2017Hapoel Holon
2017–2018Maccabi Haifa
2018–presentIroni Nahariya
Career highlights and awards

Dagan Yivzori (Hebrew: דגן יבזורי‎; born October 15, 1985) is an Israeli basketball playerfor Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Premier League. He also plays for the Israeli national team in the international level.

Yivzori, Standing at 1.93 (6 ft 4 in), is considered one of the best sharpshooters in the Israeli League.

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yivzori started his professional career playing for Liga Leumit teams,Maccabi Kiryat Bialik and Hapoel Afula B.C., without leaving his mark.

Hapoel Yokneam/Megido[edit]

In 2004, he signed for Liga Artzit (3rd tier) side Hapoel Yokneam/Megido, where he became one of the league's stars. In his second season with Yokneam/Megido, Dagan has achieved a promotion with the team, leading them with averages of 18.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists. One season later, Dagan led the team into Liga Leumit semifinals and to the State Cup's quarterfinals. In addition, he won the best Israeli award and was elected to the league's all-team.

Hapoel Gilboa/Afula[edit]

In 2007–08, Yivzori has firstly played in the first league, signing for Hapoel Gilboa/Afula. The team has relegated at the end of the season.

Hapoel Gilboa Galil[edit]

Dagan has stayed in the Israeli Super League signing for Hapoel Gilboa Galil, where he was assigned as the sixth player. He finished the season with averages of 5.5 points in 16 minutes. He played there also for the 2009–10 season. In the summer of 2010, Yivzori signed with Hapoel Holon[1] but was released before the season start because of financial difficulties. In September 2010 he signed back with Gilboa Galil.

He totally played 5 seasons for Gilboa Galil.

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

Yivzori during his tenure with Maccabi Haifa.

In 2013, Yivzori joined the Israeli league champion Maccabi Haifa.[2] His best game for the Greens was an away win against Hapoel Jerusalem, where he scored 36 points with 6/7 for two points and 7/10 behind the arc.

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Holon[edit]

On 2 July 2015, Yivzori signed with Euroleague-side team Maccabi Tel Aviv, for three years.[3] However, three months into his second year in yellow, with barely any minutes spent on the court, he had his contract untied and signed with Hapoel Holon on 4 January 2017.

Return to Haifa[edit]

On July 18, 2017, Yivzori returned to Maccabi Haifa and signed a three-year deal.[4]

Ironi Nahariya[edit]

On July 12, 2018, Yivzori parted ways with Haifa and signed with Ironi Nahariya for the 2018–19 season.[5]

Israeli national team[edit]

Yivzori has also been a member of the senior Israeli national basketball team. He represented Israel in the EuroBasket 2015 qualification, as well as the EuroBasket 2015[6] itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dagan Yavzuri inks with Hapoel Holon". sportando.com. 23 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Maccabi Haifa signs Israeli shooting guard Dagan Yavzuri". sportando.com. 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Dagan Yazvuri to a three-year contract". sportando.com. 2 July 2015.
  4. ^ "חוזר לכרמל: דגן יבזורי שוב ירוק". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "דגן יבזורי חתם בעירוני נהריה". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "DAGAN YIVZORI". eurobasket2015.org.

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