Former NBA Star Cassius Stanley Signs with Hapoel Afula in Israel's Super League



by FAIZAN CHAUDHARY

Former NBA Star Cassius Stanley Signs with Hapoel Afula in Israel's Super League
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JERUSALEM, Sept. 21 — The sports world is buzzing with the latest news from the Israeli basketball scene. Hapoel Afula, a renowned team in Israel's Super League, has confirmed the acquisition of former NBA player, Cassius Stanley.

The announcement came directly from the club's official channels this Thursday, marking a significant move for both the team and the player. At just 24 years of age, Stanley's career trajectory has been one to watch. He shined during his college basketball days at the prestigious Duke University.

His impressive performance there, particularly during his freshman year, earned him a well-deserved spot on the ACC All-Freshman Team.

Stanley's NBA Journey Highlighted

Stanley's talent caught the attention of the NBA scouts, leading to his selection in the 2020 NBA draft.

Picked 54th overall by the Indiana Pacers, he showcased his skills on the NBA courts for two seasons. During this time, Stanley split his talents between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons, playing 33 games. Averaging 2.7 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.2 assists in roughly 7.5 minutes per game, his potential on the court is evident.

Before joining Hapoel Afula, Stanley took to the court for the NBA G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers. While his stint in the G League was a notable chapter, the move to Afula marks Stanley's first professional experience outside of the United States.

Speaking about his new chapter in Israel, Stanley expressed his excitement and dedication. "I'm fully committed to adding value to Afula on both offensive and defensive ends," he remarked. "My goal is to craft winning plays, elevate our gameplay, and ensure we remain fierce competitors in the Israeli league." For fans of the Israeli Super League and Hapoel Afula, Stanley's inclusion promises an electrifying season ahead.

As the news circulates on platforms like MSN and Google News, basketball enthusiasts worldwide are eager to see how this union unfolds on the court.