Tom Maayan

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Tom Maayan
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Maayan playing for Herzliya in October 2016
Free Agent
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1993-07-05) July 5, 1993 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityIsraeli / Canadian
Listed height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight79 kg (174 lb)
Career information
High school Emek Hahula (Israel)
College Seton Hall (2012–2013)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2015 Hapoel Jerusalem
2014–2015Elitzur Ramla
2015–2018 Bnei Herzliya
2018–2019 Maccabi Ashdod
2019 Maccabi Haifa
2019–2020 Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
2020–2021 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
2021–2022 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
Career highlights and awards

Tom Kenji Maayan (Hebrew : תום מעיין; born July 5, 1993) is an Israeli professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played college basketball for Seton Hall University before playing professionally in Israel. Maayan, A 1.88m (6'2") tall combo guard, is primarily known for his defensive skills.

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Early life and college career

Maayan was born in Montreal, Quebec, he lived his first 3 years in Canada before settling in Kfar HaNassi, Israel. Maayan played for Hapoel Galil Elyon youth team, he also played for Emek Hahula High School team and led them to win the state championship in 2011. [1]

On August 25, 2011, prior to college, Maayan joined the Canarias Basketball Academy based in the Canary Islands, Spain. [2]

Maayan played college basketball for Seton Hall University's Pirates. In his sophomore year at Seton Hall, he averaged 2.4 points and 2.7 assists per game in 10 games played for the Pirates.

On November 19, 2013, Maayan was required to return to Israel for army service and his college career ended. [3]

Professional career

On December 18, 2013, Maayan started his professional career with Hapoel Jerusalem, signing a five-year contract. [4] On January 5, 2014, he made his professional debut in match against Bnei Herzliya. [5]

On November 13, 2014, Maayan was loaned to Elitzur Ramla of the Israeli National League as part of a two-way contract. [6]

On August 6, 2015, Maayan parted ways with Jerusalem and signed a two-year deal with Bnei Herzliya [7]

On February 8, 2017, Maayan signed a two-year contract extension with Herzliya. [8] On March 12, 2018, Maayan recorded a career-high 18 points, scoring 14 points in the third quarter and led Herzliya to a 94–83 win over Hapoel Gilboa Galil. [9]

On July 25, 2018, Maayan signed with Maccabi Ashdod for the 2018–19 season. [10] However, on March 5, 2019, Maayan parted ways with Ashdod to join Maccabi Haifa for the rest of the season. [11] Maayan went on to win the 2019 Israeli National League championship with Haifa.

On July 16, 2019, Maayan signed with Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin for the 2019–20 season. [12]

On September 9, 2021, Maayan signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. [13]

National team career

Maayan was a member of the Israeli U-18 and U-20 national teams. He also participated at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.

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