Tony Washam (27, 2.01) will continue for his second season in Elizur Maccabi Barak Netanya.
The player who graduated from little St Vincent in 2004 came to Israel a year later directlly to Netanya which was playing in the second division at that time and averafed 21.6 ppg. After one year he moved to Hapoel Holon, also in the second division and with amazing numbers (28.5 ppg) led the team to the Premier Israeli League.
Holon wanted to release him at the beginning of 2007/08 season but Washam had a contract for one more season and he insisted sticking with the team. He probably knew why. He didn’t play much (10.5 mpg, 7.5 ppg) but Hapoel Holon won a historic Israeli Chamionship and Washam added a title to his resume.
In 2008/09 season he moved to Ironi Nahariya, again in Israel, but was realeased in mid-season (10.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg) and after two months signed again in Netanya which topped the table in the second division at that time. Washam integrated very well and contributed 30.1 ppg at the 2nd division playoffs leading the team to Premier League.
The next season will be Washam's 5th season in Israel and 3rd in Netanye.
Zvika Balnakitni, Chairman of Elizur Maccabi Barak Netanya stated: "Washam second home is Netanya, he feels good here. when the previous season ended, he already told us that we are his only option for next season."