Israeli champion Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem has reunited with big man Josh Duncan, who played two seasons for the club between 2012 and 2014. Duncan (2.03 meters, 29 years old) spent last season in Germany with Brose Baskets Bamberg, for whom he averaged 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds over 18 minutes per game in 12 Eurocup games last season. He also posted 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in the German League. The year before, Duncan was Jerusalem’s top scorer in the Eurocup with 13.6 points plus 4.6 rebounds over 20 appearances in helping the club reach the Eurocup Quarterfinals.
Duncan’s career path saw him star at Xavier University, which he helped to the Elite Eight of the 2008 NCAA tournament with a team-high 18.3 points plus 5.3 rebounds per game. He was also selected as the Atlantic 10 Conference Sixth Man of the Year. Duncan began his professional career in France with Pau-Orthez, but injuries cut his 2008-09 season short. He spent the next year in Belgium with Liege before coming to Israel. Duncan played two seasons for Maccabi Ashdod after which he first joined Jerusalem.