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Ironi ‘Hai Motors’ Nes Ziona Welcomes Ryan Turell for 2024/25 Season

The US sensation is coming
to NZ. (Credit: NBAE)

(ironinz.com) Ironi “Hai Motors” Nes Ziona is excited to announce the signing of forward Ryan Turell (25, 2.01m) for the 2024/25 season. This marks Turell’s first professional stint outside the United States, and he is set to bring his skills and experience to coach Amit Sherf’s team.

Turell rose to prominence in the United States while playing for Yeshiva University in New York, competing in NCAA Division 3. He led Yeshiva to a historic 50 consecutive wins, earning national attention and recognition as a potential trailblazer for religious Jewish athletes in the NBA.

Over four seasons at Yeshiva, Turell averaged 24.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, with a 44.9% three-point shooting percentage. During his senior season, the 3-time first-team All American, averaged 27.1 points per game, which led all NCAA divisions in scoring, and was named the D3 National Player of the Year.

Following his collegiate success, Turell was selected 27th in the G-League draft, the NBA’s development league. He spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons’ affiliate team, where he averaged 5.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 38.5% three-point shooting in 12.1 minutes per game. His standout performance in the G-League included a career-high 34 points and 6 rebounds.

Turell will join a strong roster that includes Israeli national team center Itay Segev, who led the league in rebounding last season, guard Yair Kravits, also a national team player, and swingman Tzuf Ben Moshe. Segev and Kravits are entering their second season with Ness Ziona, while for Ben Moshe, this will be his fourth season with the team over two separate stints.

Ryan Turell: “I’m very excited and honored to be a part of Ironi Nes Ziona, and can’t wait to start playing! It’s always been a dream of mine to play in Israel, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to do it with Nes Ziona. I can’t wait to meet all of the fans, it’s an amazing feeling.”

Coach Amit Sherf: “I am very happy with Ryan signing with our team. I am confident that his basketball intelligence will help him quickly adapt to the European game. He will provide us with shooting and athleticism at the guard/forward positions, and he will be a key part of our strong and diverse Israeli core this season.”

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