Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00
Jeff Sorkin of Roslyn Estates is currently competing in basketball in the Maccabi Games being held in Israel.
Jeff, needless to say, is a member of an elite team as only 12 men from across the United States were chosen to compete in the 45 and over category, called the Masters Team.
Jeff made the squad last October at a tryout camp in Chicago, where up to 125 athletes competed for the 12 slots.
In Israel, the U.S. squad will be competing with teams from Israel, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Canada. All will field solid squads, but Jeff admitted that the Israeli team, since they play year round is the favorite.
The 2013 games will be Jeff’s first appearance in a Maccabi games. But he is following in a family tradition as his mother competed in a past games in swimming competition.
The games will be ongoing until July 30.
Jeff is a graduate of Syracuse University and currently plays in numerous basketball leagues.