Team 2012-13: Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (Israel-BSL)
Career: Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel-BSL, 2003-06); Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv (Israel-BSL, 2006-09); Tau Ceramica Vitoria (Spain-ACB, 2009-10); Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (Israel-BSL, 2010-13)
Eliyahu and Casspi form a great duo of very athletic forwards for the Israeli team. While Casspi brings his shot and toughness, Eliyahu is a master around the rim with a finesse style and one of the best natural senses for the game that EuroBasket has ever witnessed. In his fourth EuroBasket he will hope to replicate the previous two when he was Israel's top scorer hitting 21.3 points-per-game in 2009 and 16.4 in 2011. He is a great athlete with good length that made a name for himself with his very unorthodox shots that nobody expects to see fall, yet they do, time-after-time. Israel will crave for a stable points producer and if Lior can deliver that once again, the chances for Israel to walk through the First Round smoothly will increase.