Yam Madar Rumors
In line with all the other superheroes in this FIBA EuroBasket, Deni Avdija has connected back-to-back game winning performances. Israel are undefeated, the Netherlands drop to 0-2 in Group D. The Oranje were in front for most of the game, but once Yam Madar caught fire, the path was carved for Deni Avdija to take over in the clutch minutes. He did it, not missing a beat, earning Israel a 74-67 win .
Avdija had 21 points on the night, Yam Madar was also impressive with 14, done on 4-of-8 shooting from three-point range.
Also, Ainge said that 2020 second-round pick Yam Madar and 2021 second-round pick Juhann Begarin will be on the team. Madar, a 6-3 point guard, averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 assists per game for the Serbian club KK Partizan this season.
Former coach and now the President of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, has been in Serbia in recent days, taking a look at a couple of ABA League duels. The first game Stevens watched was Partizan versus Cedevita Olimpija as the latter prevailed. Boston’s main focus was on Yam Madar who was Boston’s 47th pick in 2020. “Madar has done a great job and is in a good position. As a young player, he has a chance to play for Partizan, under Zeljko Obradovic, which is a really big thing for him. I believe he’s using it the best way,” Stevens told Mozzart Sport.
The ABA League Round 11 derby between Partizan NIS Belgrade and Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana (Saturday, 19:00 CET) has attracted both fans and executives beyond the Adriatic. Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations was spotted in Partizan’s Stark Arena, to watch closely the talented rosters of both teams, and more precisely Israeli youngster Yam Madar, as Mozzart Sport highlights. Madar, 20, was selected in the second round of the 2020 NBA draft by the Celtics.
Brian Robb: Brad Stevens confirms Yam Madar and Juhann Begarin will play overseas next season. “We will be monitoring them closely.”