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Yotam Halperin
Full Name: Yotam Halperin
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 210
Birthdate: January 24, 1984 (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
High School:
Team: Union Olimpija Ljubjana (Slovenia)
Country: Israel
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Israeli Premier League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 23 0 33 57 .579 13 16 .813 9 18 .500 26 29 12 1 88 3.80
2003-04 33 0 60 111 .541 18 20 .900 22 53 .415 53 53 23 7 160 4.80
2004-05 23 0 77 139 .554 29 36 .806 28 61 .459 38 51 35 2 211 9.20
Totals 79 0 170 307 .554 60 72 .833 59 132 .447 117 133 70 10 459 5.80
Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 17 0 10 25 .400 12 14 .857 3 11 .237 18 13 8 0 35 2.00
2004-05 15 0 14 33 .424 7 11 .636 6 14 .429 17 10 7 1 41 2.70
2005-06 14 0 68 147 .463 36 40 .900 22 59 .373 44 50 31 2 194 13.9
Totals 46 0 92 205 .449 55 65 .846 31 84 .369 79 73 46 3 270 5.90
Adriatic League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 19 0 45 82 .549 15 21 .714 11 28 .393 25 27 15 0 116 6.10
2005-06 14 0 107 196 .546 76 89 .854 43 86 .500 67 87 42 2 333 14.5
Totals 33 0 152 278 .547 91 110 .827 54 114 .474 92 114 57 0 449 13.6

Career Highlights: Began his career in 1999-00 with Maccabi Raanana. Moved on to Maccabi Tel-Aviv from 2000 to 2005. Signed with Union Olimpija in 2005-06 in Slovenia, where he was named an All-Star. Has competed with the Israeli National Team, most recently at the European Championships in Belgrade in 2005.

(2005-06): Averaged 14.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game in 23 Adriatic League contests in his first season with Union Olimpija. Appeared in the Slovenian All-Star game. Averaged 13.9 points in 36.1 minutes in 14 Euroleague contests.

(2004-05): Averaged 9.2 points and 2.2 assists per game for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Israeli Premier League and 2.7 points in 10.1 minutes per game in Euroleague play en route to a second consecutive championship title. Contributed 23.5 points in 36.8 minutes per game in six games during the Under-21 World Championship for Israel.

(2003-04): Recorded 4.8 points in 13.5 minutes per game for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Israeli Premier League and 2.0 points in 6.2 minutes per game in Euroleague play en route to a championship title. Averaged 20.4 points in 36.4 minutes in eight games at the Under-20 European Championships.

(2002-03): Averaged 3.8 points in 11.9 minutes per game, shooting .579 from the field, for Maccabi Tel-Aviv during the Israeli Premier League regular season. Tallied 6.1 points in 14.9 minutes per outing in Adriatic League competition.

(2001-02): Averaged 4.8 points and 1.1 assists in 19 games in his first season with Maccabi Tel-Aviv