Prep Talk

Prep Grad to Represent U.S.A. in Israel Olympics

Posted July 16th, 2013


Recent St. Augustine Prep graduate Michael Greenman (Class of 2013) will represent the United States Youth Men’s Basketball Team at the 19th World Maccabiah Games to be held July 17-30 in Israel.

The Maccabiah Games are often referred to as the Jewish Olympics. The games are held every four years in Israel. Every Israeli citizen and every Jew is eligible to compete.  Michael, who is Jewish, has a family connection to the games:  his older brother Scott (Prep Class of 2002) played in the 2005 games and coached the U-18 USA Team at the 2009 games.  The 13-player national team consists of players from New York, New Jersey, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Michael played for four years in the St. Augustine Prep basketball program.  This year he was the starting point guard and team leader on the court.  He was named a first-team All Star by the Cape Atlantic League, Press of Atlantic City, and The Daily Journal. Michael will continue his basketball career at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., which has been a consistent Division III national power, winning the Division III national title in 2003 and reaching the Division III Elite eight last season.

To read the recent article about Michael in the Press of Atlantic City, click here.