Although Ryan Turell is a Los Angeles native, the game on February 4, in which he plays for an NBA G League team, will be somewhat of a homecoming for him.
For the first time this season, Turell, a former star basketball player at Yeshiva University who in October became the first known Orthodox player to be selected in the G League, will play for the Motor City Cruise, the minor league affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, against the Long Island Nets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
As an openly Orthodox player who dons a kippah on the court, the 6-foot-7 forward in Detroit has attracted a rising number of Jewish supporters.
But for Y.U., the game on February 4 will be their first chance.
Seeing their former idol in action for the first time since graduating.
“I don’t believe people are aware of how many Y.U. “Fans who have followed Ryan for four years at Y.U. will get to see him in a G League uniform in New York,” Y.U. Student Simmy Cohen said. A marketing professional who is a superfan.
The game will begin at 7 o’clock and an hour after Shabbat ends on Saturday night.
The game was initially scheduled for 11 a.m., according to Ryan’s father, Brad Turell, who spoke to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. — which would be difficult for people who don’t travel on Shabbat. He and another perceptive fan informed the Nets of the issue.
Many Jews from Long Island and the surrounding area would love to come; if you made the game after sundown, we just told the Nets. Ryan Turell is making his return to New York.
The game was shifted to 7 p.m. within 24 hours.
“They realized. According to Brad Turell, they accepted it, didn’t object, and didn’t claim there was red tape.
In addition to the three most recent games in Los Angeles, communications director at a Los Angeles talent agency Brad Turell claimed that he and his family attended seven of Ryan’s games in Detroit.
He declared that he “wouldn’t miss” the game in New York.
Cohen, who grew up on Long Island close to the Nets arena, also declared he would attend the contest on February 4.
He believes that many of his fellow Y.U and fans of the Maccabees will also be there.