ALBA Berlin added versatility and Turkish Airlines EuroLeague experience to its roster by inking forward Yovel Zoosman to a three-year deal, the club announced Friday. Zoosman (2.00 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, where he averaged 2.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11 EuroLeague games last season, his fifth with his former squad.
He grew up with Maccabi and joined its first team before the start of the 2015-16 season. Zoosman helped Maccabi win the Israeli Cup title in 2016, went on loan to Maccabi Ra'anana for a year only to return in 2017. Zoosman has helped Maccabi win the Israeli League title in each of the last four seasons, and also lifted another Israeli Cup trophy in 2021. Zoosman is also a member of the Israeli national team. He helped Israel win a gold medal at the 2018 U20 European Championships, earning tournament MVP honors, and also led his national team to a silver medal at the U20 European Championships in 2017. In 79 EuroLeague games with Maccabi, Zoosman averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds.