Former Oregon forward Roman Sorkin signed a multi-year contract to play for Maccabi in the Israeli Super League on Saturday. The 6-foot-10 Sorkin grew up in Israel and played for national teams from U16 through U20.
The 21-year old Sorkin averaged 2.9 points in 6.8 minutes per game during 21 games as a senior. He played in 74 games during his four-year career.
“We’re delighted to have Roman join Maccabi Hunter Haifa as we assemble a solid core of Israeli talent for the future,” said Jeff Rosen, owner of the Maccabi Hunter Haifa. “Roman’s ability to shoot the three ball at his size is rare. He finished four years at a high-level collegiate program, so we’re looking forward to his continued development and contribution to the team.”
Oregon coach Dana Altman predicted late last season that Sorkin would move on to a pro career.
“Roman has a good game and he’ll go back to Israel and play a long time,” Altman said. “He can shoot it and he helped us win a number of games. I appreciate how unselfish he’s been, and in this day and age, that’s not real common.”