Israel Edges Finland 65-64 At U20 European Championships; Kreisberg Scores 15 Points To Lead Way

Kreisberg Averaging 12.3 Points, 5.7 Rebounds In Six Games

SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Rising sophomore Jeremiah Kreisberg continued his strong play at the Under-20 European Championships on Thursday. Kreisberg scored a team-high 15 points to lead Israel to a 65-64 victory over Finland in the classification round. In 28 minutes, Kreisberg was 6-of-11 from the field, 3-of-4 from the free throw line, grabbed two rebounds and had two assists.

Israel will conclude play at the championships with games against Poland on Saturday and either Finland or the Slovak Republic on Sunday.

In six games, Kreisberg is averaging 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. He ranks 11th in the championships in 2-pt field goals attempted (10.5 per game), 14th in free throws attempted (5.3 per game) and 20th in 2-pt field goals made (4.7).

Kreisberg enjoyed an outstanding freshman season for Yale in 2010-11, finishing fifth on the team in scoring (7.2 rpg.) and second in rebounding (4.5 rpg.) while shooting 55.6 percent from the field. He was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice and scored in double figures in five of the last eight games of the season.

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Photo courtesy of FIBA

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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