Israel Hopes For Its First Homegrown NBA Star in Deni Avdija

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Basketball plays a big role in Israel, but the country has yet to produce its own NBA star. Israelis are hoping that changes soon, and they're resting those hopes on the shoulders of 19-year-old Deni Avdija, a wing who's averaging 4 points per game in Euroleague. Avdija is entering the 2020 NBA Draft with the potential to be a top 5 overall pick -- the highest ever from the basketball-loving nation.