Former GBC standout Allen Durham has signed to play for the Afula Professional League in Israel. Allen is presently in Israel preparing for the upcoming season. He originally was set to play in the NBA Developmental League in November but could not pass up this opportunity.
Read this entry from his blog post:
First off, gotta give thanks to God, he’s done so much for me and has truly blessed me. I know none of my success doesn’t mean jack squat if I’m not thanking him for it! So thank you and I love you! But what’s up my blog nation (LOL) I’m back after a long but enjoyable off season and I must say it feels good. I really had a great off season, hanging with the family and friends, working on my game ALOT, and most of all just relaxing and enjoying life.
So as you may know I decided to play in Israel for my 2nd season, instead of going to the NBA D-League. There is no certain reason as to why I decided to go this route, they offered me a good deal and after praying about it I felt comfortable. The D-League would have been a great experience but c’mon, how many times do you get the chance to go to “The Holy Land” and do what you love to do? I thought so….and plus, I have heard so many GOOD things about Israel and it’s basketball. I believe it will be a great fit for me and I’m ready to embrace this new step of my career!My goals for this season: 1.) Never forget who has gotten me this far 2.) Embrace and Enjoy this opportunity 3.) Try to keep up on my blog haha 4.) Try to learn a lil Hebrew. Extra emphasis on the “TRY” 5.) Just ball out and do what I know I can do! (HULK MODE)
To read about Allen’s new team you can go to the Afula website at: