WASHINGTON (AP) — Deni Avdija became the highest-drafted player from Israel in NBA history by going No. 9 overall to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night — a year after the team made Rui Hachimura the first player from Japan to go in the first round.
Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks knew John Wall would be back to his explosive, elite self for the playoffs when the All-Star point guard was able to play 38 minutes in a regular-season loss at Cleveland.
The gymnasium inside Eagle Ridge Middle School in Ashburn was filled with dozens of eager children on the morning of March 24. Kids ages 6-12 were there to participate in a clinic hosted by Gheorghe Muresan, a former NBA player with the Washington Bullets, now the Washington Wizards.