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Nadav Henefeld (Hebrew: נדב הנפלד; born June 19, 1968) is a former Israeli professional basketball player. During his playing career, he was a 2.00 m (6'6 ​34") tall power forward.

Nadav Henefeld
Nadav Henefeld, 2005
Personal information
Born (1968-06-19) June 19, 1968 (age 51)
Ramat Gan, Israel
Listed height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight107 kg (236 lb)
Career information
CollegeUConn (1989–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Undrafted
Playing career1988–2002
PositionPower forward
Career history
1988–1989Hapoel Galil Elyon
1991–2002Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards


Early careerEdit

Henefeld was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, and he initially played pro basketball in his home country, for 2 seasons (1987–88, and 1988–89).

College careerEdit

Henefeld joined the University of Connecticut, and played with the Connecticut Huskies, in the 1989–90 "Dream Season", where he was selected as the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year, and set an all-time NCAA Division I freshman record, with 138 steals.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Henefeld returned to Israel for the 1990–91 season, and played with Maccabi Tel Aviv for 12 years, until his retirement from basketball. During that time, he helped his team reach the EuroLeague Final Four on four occasions, in 1991, 2000, 2001 (FIBA SuproLeague), and 2002, winning the FIBA SuproLeague trophy in 2001.

National team careerEdit

Henefeld was a regular member of the senior Israeli national team.


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