Afik Nissim

Afik Nissim (Hebrew: אפיק ניסים‎; born January 31, 1981) is an Israeli professional basketball player for Elitzur Yavne of the Israeli National League. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Afik Nissim
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Nissim with Hapoel Eilat, 2013
No. 10 – Elitzur Yavne
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueIsraeli National League
Personal information
Born (1981-01-31) January 31, 1981 (age 40)
Rehovot, Israel
NationalityIsraeli / French
Listed height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Listed weight83 kg (183 lb)
Career information
Playing career1998–present
Career history
1998–2002Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2002–2003Hapoel Haifa/Ramat HaSharon
2003–2005Strasbourg IG
2005–2006Lokomotiv Kuban
2006Kyiv
2006–2008Strasbourg IG
2008–2010Prima Veroli
2010–2011ČEZ Nymburk
2011–2012Enisey
2012Krka
2012–2018Hapoel Eilat
2018–presentElitzur Yavne
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Nissim was born in Rehovot, Israel, to a Tunisian-Jewish family. He played for Maccabi Rishon LeZion youth team.

Professional careerEdit

In 1998, Nissim started his professional career in Maccabi Rishon LeZion.

In 2003, Nissim signed a two-year deal with the French team Strasbourg IG. Nissim won the French League Championship with Strasbourg in 2005.[1]

On July 11, 2008, Nissim signed with the Italian team Prima Veroli under head coach Andrea Trinchieri and alongside his teammate Kyle Hines.[2] Nissim won the Italian LNP Cup with Veroli for two consecutive years.

On September 14, 2010, Nissim signed a one-year deal with the Czech team ČEZ Nymburk under head coach Ronen Ginzburg.[3] Nissim won the 2011 Czech League Championship and the 2011 Czech State Cup titles with Nymburk.

On September 13, 2011, Nissim signed with the Russian team Enisey for the 2011–12 season.[4]

On January 8, 2012, Nissim parted ways with Enisey to join KK Krka of the Slovenian Basketball League for the remainder of the season.[5] Nissim won the 2012 Slovenian League Championship with Krka, earning the Finals MVP honors.

On October 8, 2012, Nissim returned to Israel and signed with Hapoel Eilat.[6] In his third season with Eilat, Nissim helped the team reach the 2015 Israeli League Finals, where they eventually lost to Hapoel Jerusalem.

On August 24, 2016, Nissim signed a two-year contract extension with Hapoel Eilat.[7]

On November 18, 2017, Nissim recorded a career-high 32 points, along with 3 rebounds and 4 assists, shooting 13-for-17 from the field, in an 88–82 win over Hapoel Gilboa Galil.[8][9]

On November 6, 2018, Nissim signed a one-year deal with Elitzur Yavne of the Israeli National League.[10] In 28 games played for Yavne, he averaged 10.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

On July 7, 2019, Nissim signed a one-year contract extension with Yavne.[11]

National team careerEdit

Nissim was a member of the Israel national basketball team. He participated in the 2005, 2011 and 2013 Eurobasket tournaments.

Nissim was also a member of the Israeli National Under-20 team. In July 2000, he helped the Israeli team reach the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Final, where they eventually lost to Slovenia.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage
 3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high     Led the league

EuroCupEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2006–07   Strasbourg 14 2 20.0 .453 .383 .886 1.4 2.0 .9 .1 11.1 10.3
2007–08 10 0 21.9 .390 .476 .857 1.9 2.0 .6 .0 10.4 9.7
2010–11   Nymburk 11 9 27.6 .508 .405 .889 2.9 2.4 .8 .0 12.6 12
2011–12   Krka 6 6 15.5 .385 .357 .938 1.8 2.2 .8 .0 8.3 7.8
Career 41 17 21.1 .448 .411 .891 2 2.1 .8 .0 11 9.3

Domestic LeaguesEdit

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99   Maccabi Rishon IPL 9 8.3 .625 .438 .600 .8 1.0 .0 .0 4.4
1999–00 20 23.5 .500 .438 .868 .8 1.8 1.1 .0 11.3
2000–01 28 - .462 .326 .875 1.9 3.1 1.0 .0 12.5
2001–02 27 28.0 .426 .279 .814 1.6 1.9 .9 .0 10.2
2002–03   Ramat HaSharon 27 34.3 .530 .422 .826 2.1 3.9 1.6 .0 16.2
2003–04   Strasbourg Pro A 34 18.0 .446 .405 .792 1.5 3.2 .5 .0 8.1
2004–05 37 19.8 .465 .455 .825 1.5 2.2 .6 .0 10.0
2005–06   Lokomotiv Kuban RBSL 1 22 - .364 .463 .882 2.0 2.1 1.0 .0 11.1
2006   BC Kyiv UBSL 16 - .525 .433 .962 3.1 5.1 .7 .0 10.9
2006–07   Strasbourg Pro A 35 21.1 .446 .397 .878 1.6 2.5 .4 .0 11.3
2007–08 25 24.6 .373 .291 .833 1.6 3.0 .8 .0 9.9
2008–09   Prima Veroli Serie A2 30 29.3 .495 .317 .808 2.3 3.7 2.2 .0 14.2
2009–10 40 30.7 .557 .399 .860 2.4 4.1 1.2 .0 14.8
2010–11   ČEZ Nymburk NBL 22 22.4 .500 .324 .940 2.8 2.5 .4 .0 11.2
2011–12   Enisey VTB 10 21.0 .383 .412 .800 1.4 2.4 .4 .1 6.8
2012   Krka 1. SKL 16 24.6 .491 .361 .892 1.8 3.5 1.0 .0 10.0
2012–13   Hapoel Eilat IPL 27 25.0 .421 .377 .891 1.7 2.9 1.3 .0 12.0
2013–14 36 24.8 .418 .388 .881 1.3 3.5 .5 .0 12.0
2014–15 44 29.5 .417 .335 .912 2.1 3.6 1.1 .0 11.8
2015–16 37 26.7 .363 .319 .890 1.3 4.0 .9 .0 9.3
2016–17 35 16.3 .458 .450 .903 .7 1.2 .3 .0 9.1
2017–18 34 13.4 .410 .364 .833 .8 1.6 .3 .0 5.4
2018–19   Elitzur Yavne INL 28 25.4 .475 .377 .820 1.7 3.4 .6 .1 10.4

Source: Basket.co.il & RealGM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "צרפת: אפיק ניסים ושטרסבורג זכו באליפות". ynet.co.il (in Hebrew). June 12, 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "אפיק ניסים חתם בפרימה ורולי". walla.co.il (in Hebrew). July 11, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "אפיק ניסים סיכם בנימבורק הצ'כית". mako.co.il (in Hebrew). September 14, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Afik Nissim inks with Enisey Krasnoyark". Sportando.com. September 13, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Krka Novo Mesto signs Afik Nissim". Sportando.com. January 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hapoel Eilat, firmato Afik Nissim". Sportando.com. October 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Afik Nissim signs a two-year contract extension with Hapoel Eilat". Sportando.com. August 24, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Winner League, Game 7: Gilboa Galil Vs Hapoel Eilat". basket.co.il. November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "צפו: אפיק ניסים החזיר את המחוגים לאחור". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). November 22, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "מצא קבוצה: אפיק ניסים חתם באליצור יבנה". ONE.co.il (in Hebrew). November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "יבנה מתחמשת: אפיק ניסים ימשיך". LeumitBasket (in Hebrew). July 7, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.

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