The Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team announced today they have signed Maccabi Haifa youth team center Daniel Kuperberg for the remainder of the 2015-16 season with an option for a three-year extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re dedicated to investing in young Israeli talent like Daniel,” said Maccabi Haifa owner Jeff Rosen. “Our goal at Maccabi Haifa is to develop rising Israeli prospects including Daniel, Nethanel Artzi and Oz Blayzer.”
Kuperberg, 18, grew up in Maccabi Haifa’s youth department and is considered the team’s top prospect. The 6-foot-8 center played 9 games with the U18 Israeli National Team and helped them promote to Division A, posting averages of 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game.
“After on-going discussions from the summer, we have reached an agreement with Daniel to join Maccabi Haifa through the end of the season,” said Maccabi Haifa vice chairman Arnon Shiran. “As a player who developed in the youth department, we see Maccabi Haifa as Daniel’s natural home.”
A month ago, Kuperberg was invited play with the U20 National Team along with his teammates Netanel Artzi, Nir Sarid and Tal Aviram.