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Amar’e Stoudemire to play in Israel next season

Recently retired NBA big man Amar’e Stoudemire will play for Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem next season.
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Recently retired NBA big man Amar’e Stoudemire will play for Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem next season, according to multiple reports

Stoudemire, who converted to Judaism in 2010 after learning that he had Hebrew ancestry, has spent time in Israel and is learning Hebrew.

He is also a co-owner of the franchise.

Stoudemire, 33, retired from the NBA as a member of the New York Knicks after the 2015–16 season.

Over his 15-year career, Stoudemire was named All-NBA first team once and second team four times. He went to five of his six All-Star games as a member of the Phoenix Suns.

Stoudemire averaged 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds over his career.