Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Basketball player Jon Scheyer Uses Right of Return

By Adam Gurza

Jon Scheyer scored over 2000 points during his career at Duke University along with winning a national championship in 2010.

Scheyer went undrafted in the NBA Draft. He attended the Miami Heat's and LA Clippers' summer camps in back-to-back years before suffering an eye injury.

After letting the eye injury heal, he signed to play on the Houston Rocket's D-League team, an affiliate league for the NBA.

Jon Scheyer then made a monumental decision regarding his career and also his Jewish roots. He decided to sign a contract with Israel's top basketball team and one of Europe's best, Macabbi Tel-Aviv.

As Macabbi Tel-Aviv can only have a certain number of international players on their roster, Jon Scheyer made a life changing decision for his career based on his heritage.Jon Scheyer used his Right of Return to become an Israeli citizen. This meant that he became an Israeli player on the team so that more international players to come over and play on Macabbi Tel-Aviv.

Along with his amazing talent as a basketball player, Jon Scheyer displayed that he is also quite the Mensch, thinking about his team first.

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