Maccabi Hunter Haifa arrived into Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday to begin the first leg of their 3-team NBA Tour. Former NBA Slum Dunk Champ Josh Smith met up with the team in the afternoon as Haifa practiced at the stunning Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility located at the University of Utah. Center Samardo Samuels is scheduled to arrive to Salt Lake City on Monday.
Dagan Yivzori, who has participated in two NBA tours with the Greens, described the first day of the trip: “Despite the long travel, the excitement is there, it’s pretty obvious. It helps the team chemistry, for sure. To play against the best competition in the world is always something special.”