The Israeli 2011 LotoLeague All Star, held in Gan Ner arena, was an evening of fun and basketball. The game ended with a surprise as the Israeli team beat the Foreigners team, 122-117.
Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Lior Eliyahu won the MVP trophy, scoring 27 pts and delivering 13 assists. His teammate Guy Pnini scored 25 pts, Erez Katz added 14 pts, Meir Tapiro and Lior Hakmon 12 pts each and Ido Kozikaro had 10 pts and 10 rebounds.
Maccabi Ashdod’s Ramel Bradley, who also performed one of his songs during halftime, led the foreigners team with 26 pts, Will Solomon registered 18 pts, Jason Rich and Rich Melzer scored 13 pts each.
Jack McClinton (Gilboa/Galil) won the 3-pts contest scoring 21 pts in the finals (out of 30) to beat David Blu.
The SlamDunk Contest was amazing with great dunks from Jeremy Pargo and Adrian Banks. Pargo (Maccabi Tel-Aviv), only 1.88 m , showed NBA athleticism and his best dunk moved the ball between his legs while he was on the air. Adrian Banks (Barak Netanya) showed great creativity, sending his teammate Shmulik Brener to pass him the ball from the packed stands. At the end, Pargo and Banks won the conterst together.