Pandor Rishon LeZion (Israel-BSL)Career:
Maccabi Givat Shmuel (Israel-BSL, 2004-05); Bnei Hasharon (Israel-BSL, 2005-08); Iscar Nahariya (Israel-BSL, 2008-09); Hapoel Afula (Israel-BSL, 2009-10); Maccabi Rishon Lezion (Israel-BSL, 2010-13)
At first look Nitzan does not look like an intimidating presence, but he is a coach's favourite wherever he goes and for a good reason. A defensive stopper with quick feet, great toughness and a lot of determination are the skills that Nitzan displayed to pave his way to a starting role in the Israeli league and in the past three seasons he has averaged more than 30 minutes-per-game with Rishon Lezion. His shot is not his best weapon, yet his drives, with the help of eye-deceiving athleticism, are always fun to watch when he spots an open lane to the basket. His efficient decision-making together with team play and defence is what coaches love so much about his game.