Oz Blayzer

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Oz Blayzer
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Blayzer with the Israeli national team, 2015
No. 14 – Maccabi Rishon LeZion
PositionPower forward / Small Forward
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1992-12-29) December 29, 1992 (age 26)
Kfar Tavor, Israel
NationalityIsraeli
Listed height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight101 kg (223 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2013Hapoel Afula
2013–2015Bnei Herzliya
2015–2018Maccabi Haifa
2018–presentMaccabi Rishon LeZion
Career highlights and awards

Oz Blayzer (Hebrew: עוז בלייזר‎; born December 29, 1992) is an Israeli professional basketball player for Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Premier League.

Early years[edit]

Blayzer was born in Kfar Tavor, Israel. He played with the Hapoel Gilboa-Afula youth team.

Professional career[edit]

On August 16, 2011, Blayzer started his professional career with Hapoel Afula of the Liga Leumit.[1]

On July 3, 2013, Blayzer signed a two-year deal with Bnei Herzliya.[2] In his first season with Herzliya, Blayzer was named co-Israeli League Rising Star, alongside his teammate Aviram Zelekovits.[3]

On June 20, 2015, Blayzer signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Haifa.[4]

On May 9, 2016, Blayzer signed a two-year contract extension with Haifa.[5] That season, Blayzer helped Haifa to reach the 2017 Israeli League Finals where they eventually lost to Hapoel Jerusalem.

On March 26, 2018, Blayzer recorded a season-high 25 points without missing a single shot (shooting 6-of-6 from the field and 9-of-9 from the free throw line), along with 3 rebounds and 2 assists in a 98–95 win over Hapoel Gilboa Galil. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 21 MVP.[6]

On July 18, 2018, Blayzer signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Rishon LeZion.[7]

Israeli national team[edit]

Blayzer played for the Israeli National Team at the 2017 Eurobasket tournament.

Blayzer was also a member of the Israeli Under-18 [8] and Under-20 [9] national teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "עפולה החתימה את עוז בלייזר והרן שיפמן לעונה". one.co.il (in Hebrew). August 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "עוז בלייזר חתם בהרצליה: "זה המקום הכי טוב עבורי"". sport5.co.il (in Hebrew). July 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "מצטייני ליגת WINNER סל לעונת 2013/14". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). June 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Maccabi Haifa signs Oz Blayzer with a two-year contract". sportando.com. June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Maccabi Haifa signs Oz Blayzer to a contract extension until 2018". sportando.com. May 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-21: עוז בלייזר". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "עובר לכתום: עוז בלייזר חתם בראשל"צ". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Blayzer at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship". fibaeurope.com.
  9. ^ "Blayzer at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship". fibaeurope.com.

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