Jewps update, Nov. 14, 2017

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

RachelKaplan-3179.jpgWas watching the Knicks-Cavs game last night with my daughter, who knew more about the players than I seem to these days. She occasionally takes photos for the Nets games in Brooklyn and has terrific retention, so she remembers names. Her favorite player is Jarrett Jack, who used to be on the Nets, and she recognized him immediately. Nice that we can share some things still.

Oh, yeah, Jews.

Golden State Warriors' Omri Casspi (18) takes a shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Omri Casspi had his best game of the season for the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 8, scoring 13 points in 20 minutes off the bench in a 125-101 win over the host Minnesota Timberwolves. He was 5-for-7 from the field and pulled down three rebounds, with one assists, two steals, and three blocked shots. Overall, Casspi, 29, has appeared in 11 of the Warriors’ 14 games, averaging 10.7 minutes on the floor and continuing to receive accolades on his preparedness and being a great teammate.

Golden State is 11-3, tops in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division. They have won seven straight games.

Received the new issue of Jewish Sports Review, with its college basketball preview. All dues respect to all the athletes, but since I barely cover college sports at all, I usually confine myself to DI schools. So bearing that in mind, here’s what we’ve got for the men:

  • Ben Carter (GR) Michigan State
  • Jordan Cohen (Soph) Lehigh
  • Ido Flaisher (Soph) Hawaii
  • Egor Koulechov (Gr) Florida
  • Gabe Levin (Sr) Long Beach State
  • Jerry Lieberman (Sr) Cal Baptist
  • Hunter Sabety (Sr) Hofstra

And for the women:

  • Jen Berkowitz (Sr) Yale
  • Drew Edelman (Sr) UC Santa Barbara
  • Paige Fecske (Jr) Pepperdine
  • Rachel Levy (Fr) Harvard
  • Abby Meyers (Fr) Princeton
  • Leah Purvis (Jr) Miami, OH
  • Mira Shulman (FR) UC Santa Barbara

I will try to keep up with the goings on, but I’m guessing there will be more to report for the guys than for the ladies. Last year the scores and stats as provided by ESPN were somewhat lacking for the latter.



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