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The 6-foot-3 swingman from Argentina will make Aliyah

The Maccabi Hunter Haifa Israeli professional basketball team today announced that they have signed Argentinian-Israeli guard-forward Juan Bergel for the 2018-19 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bergel, 29, appeared in 10 games for Belgrano San Nicolas in Argentina’s Torneo Federal during the 2017-18 season and averaged 11.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting from three-point range to go along with 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 steals in 25.6 minutes per game. During the 2016-17 season, Bergel tallied 12.5 points on 40.0 percent shooting from downtown and 2.7 rebounds for Central Entrerriano Gualeguaychu.

The 6-foot-3 swingman is a prolific three-point shooter who has spent his entire 10-year professional career playing in Argentina.

“Juan is a seasoned veteran who provides 3-point shooting and ferocious defense,” said Jeff Rosen, Owner, Maccabi Hunter Haifa.

“Juan’s ability to play multiple positions, coupled with his championship experience, makes him a great addition for our club,” said Head Coach of Maccabi Hunter Haifa, Barak Peleg.

A native of Santa Fe, Argentina, Bergel will be making Aliyah – becoming an Israeli citizen – for the 2018-19 season.