Limor Mizrachi (born June 24, 1970) is an Israeli former professional basketball player and a former member of the Israeli women's national basketball team.[1] During her career, she won national championships in Croatia, Iceland, Israel and Poland.

Limor Mizrachi
Personal information
Born (1970-06-24) June 24, 1970 (age 49)
Givatayim, Israel
NationalityIsraeli
Listed height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Listed weight59 kg (130 lb)
Career information
CollegeMaryland
1991–1992
PositionGuard
Number7, 14
Career history
As player:
1992–1994Elitzur Holon
1994–1995Lachen Ramat Hasharon
1996–1998Elitzur Delek
1998New England Blizzard
1999KR
2000–2001Nirosoft Carmiel
2002Elitzur Holon
2002–2003A.S. Ramat-Hasharon
2003–2004Lotos Gdynia
2005–2006ŽKK Gospić
2006–2008A.S. Ramat-Hasharon
As coach:
2010–2011Elitzur Netanya (assistant)
2012Israel (assistant)
2016–2017Israel U-16 (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

CollegeEdit

Mizrachi played for Maryland during the 1991–92 season.[2][3] She started all 30 games for the Terrapins and helped them reach the National Collegiate Athletic Association East Regional final. She left the school and returned to Israel after her mother was diagnosed with cancer.[1]

CareerEdit

In 1997, Mizrachi tried out for the New York Liberty but did not make the final cut.[4]

In 1998, Mizrachi became the first Israeli to play professional basketball in the United States when she played for New England Blizzard in the American Basketball League until it folded on December 22, 1998.[5]

In January 1999, Mizrachi joined KR of the Icelandic top-tier 1. deild kvenna.[5][6] On February 6, she helped KR win the Icelandic Basketball Cup after beating ÍS in the cup finals.[7] Prior to her arrival, KR had won its first twelve league games. They finished the season with a perfect 20-0 record and swept through the playoffs, winning all five games and claiming the 1999 national championship.[8][9] After the season she was named the Foreign Player of the Year.[10]

In 2003, she won the Israeli championship and the Israeli Basketball Cup with A.S. Ramat-Hasharon. For the season she averaged 14.4 points and league leading 6.5 assists per game.[11]

In 2004, Mizrachi won the Polish championship as a member of Lotos Gdynia.[12]

In 2006, she won the Croatian championship as a member of ŽKK Gospić.[12]

Mizrachi retired in 2008 after playing two seasons with A.S. Ramat-Hasharon.[12][13]

Israeli national basketball teamEdit

Mizrachi played for the Israeli national basketball team from 1988 to 2004, helping them to the European Women Basketball Championship in 1991 and 2003.[14]

Awards, titles and accomplishmentsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

IcelandEdit

TitlesEdit

CroatiaEdit

IcelandEdit

IsraelEdit

IsraelEdit

AccomplishmentsEdit

IsraelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cavanaugh, Jack (1 January 1999). "Back to Israel, but Not to Play, for Blizzard Guard". New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (11 February 1992). "Mizrachi Gets Right to Point for Maryland : Women's basketball: Sophomore guard from Israel leads nation's top-ranked team against No. 2 Virginia". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  3. ^ Kent, Milton (16 January 1992). "Mizrachi helps Terps crowd around No. 1". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ Nakamura, David (20 May 1997). "Where basketball is a game of chance". Washington Post. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Fyrirliði Ísraels í KR". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 8 January 1999. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  6. ^ Halldór Bachmann (9 March 1999). "Hef gefið ákveðið loforð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Afmælisgjöf". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 8 February 1999. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Með 19 leikja sigurgöngu inn í úrslitakeppnina". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 18 March 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  9. ^ "KR tapaði ekki leik". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 7 April 1999. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Falur bestur". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 26 April 1999. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Mizrachi returns to Ramat Hasharon". safsal.co.il. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Limor Mizrachi To Announce Retirement". safal.co. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Magic Miz Hangs It Up". safal.co. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  14. ^ Livnat, Arie (27 July 2004). "Basketball / Limor Mizrahi Quits National Team". Haaretz. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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