Hapoel adds size with Peterson, Rosefelt

Jul 04, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Hapoel adds size with Peterson, Rosefelt
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem bolstered its frontcourt by inking big men Travis Peterson and Isaac Rosefelt, the club announced Sunday. Peterson (2.08 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Valencia Basket, where he saw limited playing time late last season. He started the 2015-16 season with Russian powerhouse Avtodor Saratov, averaging 18.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 16 Eurocup games before joining Valencia. He ranked 5th in performance index rating average (19.4 per game) in the Eurocup last season, and was 3rd in scoring. Peterson started his professional career in Bulgaria, playing for Rilski Sportiv Samokov and Lukoil Academic before joining Czech side Prostejov. He also played for Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk of Ukraine and Rio Nature Monbus of Spain. Peterson helped Rilski win the Balkan League title in 2009 and conquered the Bulgarian double - league and cup titles - with Lukoil in 2011. Rosefelt (2.04 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Hapoel Holon, where he averaged 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 33 Israeli League games last season - his third with that team. He has also played for Ciudad de Cordoba of Spain, Academica de Coimbra of Portugal, Denek Bat Urcuit of France, as well as for Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon, Ironi Kfar Hammacabia Ramat Gan and Hapoel Lev Hasharon of Israel before joining Avtodor.