Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Keep it Movin'

     Where do we begin?  The last time I blogged was in my apartment in Pesaro, Italy.  I had quite an interesting off season this summer.  After the season ended in Italy, my family and I headed back home to Washington, D.C.  I haven't lived in my hometown in awhile so it was good to get back to what I know.  I was able to train at my alma mater, St. John's College High School, as well as work out with guys I grew up with, i swear the competition of hoopers in my area is 2nd to none.  Oh yeah and most importantly, I married my best friend!


Great Day!!

     Fast forward a few months and now we are living in Holon, Israel.  Holon is about fifteen minutes outside of Tel Aviv.  I'm now playing for Hapoel Holon.  I am excited about this year.  I am ready to play and experience the Winner league as well.  We have adjusted easily and even been invited to a shabbat dinner (that will be its own blog post).  Here are a few photos from our time in Israel thus far.  

We were getting familiar with our neighborhood.

CJ had his first day of daycare in Israel.  It's nice to walk him to school before practice in the morning.

This is one of our favorite places to visit, Bat Yam Beach.

     Right now, we are nearing the end of our preseason.  We had a few scrimmages and have been working hard in practice.  We start our season off with a Winner cup tournament with the top eight teams from last year.  Our first game is tomorrow evening.  I really like our team this year.  We have a good group of guys on and off the court.  Stay tuned for season five. Fight MS.