Hapoel Tel Aviv and swingman James Young have agreed to keep working together for another season, the club announced on Friday. Young (1.98 meters, 26 years old) averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and a PIR of 17.0 in 26 Israeli League games with Hapoel last season. He helped his team reach the Israeli Cup final and the Israeli League playoffs. Young joined Hapoel in March 2021 and had previously played for another Israeli team, Maccabi Hunter Haifa. He led the 2019-20 Israeli League in scoring, averaging 20.5 points in 19 games with Haifa.
"The effort of our management to create stability and continuation from last season is much appreciated", head coach Danny Franco saod. "We have big challenges ahead and I'm convinced that James' talent is worth a chance in the EuroCup."