The Maccabi Hunter Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Super League today announced that they have signed Israeli forward Roman Sorkin to a multiyear contract through the 2020-21 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sorkin, 21, appeared in 21 games (two starts) during his senior season at the University of Oregon and averaged 2.9 points in 6.8 minutes per game.
The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward earned his first career start in Oregon’s 2017-18 season opener against Coppin State netting a career-high 23 points and seven rebounds. Over his four-year collegiate career at Oregon, Sorkin appeared in 74 contests and was a member of Oregon’s 2016-17 team, which reached the NCAA Final Four.
“We’re delighted to have Roman join Maccabi Hunter Haifa as we assemble a solid core of Israeli talent for the future,” said Jeff Rosen, Owner, Maccabi Hunter Haifa. “Roman’s ability to shoot the three ball at his size is rare. He finished four years at a high-level collegiate program, so we’re looking forward to his continued development and contribution to the team.”
A native of Minsk, Belarus, Sorkin grew up in Ashdod, Israel where he has played for the U16 through U20 Israel national teams. At the 2015 FIBA U-20 European Championships in Italy, Sorkin averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 9 games, while shooting 52.8 percent from the field (19-of-36). He impressed in the 2014 U18 European Championships in Bulgaria, averaging 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds in 9 games. In a win over Hungary, Sorkin set a career-high in points with 25. He pulled down 24 rebounds, including 15 offensive rebounds, in an overtime victory against Estonia.
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