Ben Altit
בן אלטיט
No. 33 – Hapoel Be'er Sheva
PositionCenter
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1993-04-04) April 4, 1993 (age 29)
Herzliya, Israel
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight102 kg (225 lb)
Career information
High schoolRothberg (Tel Aviv, Israel)
CollegeBryant (2011–2012)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Bnei Herzliya
2013–2015Maccabi Tel Aviv
2014–2015Ironi Ramat Gan
2015–2016Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2016–2017Maccabi Ashdod
2017–2019Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2019Ironi Nahariya
2019–presentHapoel Be'er Sheva
Career highlights and awards

Ben Avi Albert Altit (Hebrew: בן אלטיט; born April 4, 1993) is an Israeli basketball player for Hapoel Be'er Sheva of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for Bryant University before playing professionally in Israel.

Early years

Altit was born in Herzliya, Israel, He played for Maccabi Tel Aviv youth team. Altit played college basketball for Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, In 30 games played during the 2011–12 season, he averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

Professional career

Altit started his professional career with Bnei Herzliya in the 2012–13 season, averaging 4.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 14 Israeli League games.

For the 2013–14, Altit signed with Euroleague squad Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was part of the roster that won the 2013–14 Euroleague. In the 2014–15 season, he was loaned to Ironi Ramat Gan.

In the 2015 offseason, Altit signed with Israeli Premier League newcomer Maccabi Kiryat Gat.

On August 1, 2016, Altit signed with Maccabi Ashdod for the 2016–17 season.[1]

On July 17, 2017, Altit signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil for the 2017–18 season.[2] On December 4, 2017, Altit recorded a career-high 19 points, shooting 8-of-11 from the field, along with five rebounds in a 99–74 win over Bnei Herzliya.[3] Altit helped Gilboa Galil reach the 2018 Israeli League Playoffs, where they eventually lost to Hapoel Jerusalem.

On July 24, 2018, Altit signed a one-year contract extension with Gilboa Galil.[4] However, on January 21, 2019, Altit parted ways with Gilboa Galil to join Ironi Nahariya for the rest of the season.[5]

On July 25, 2019, Altit signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Rishon LeZion.[6] However, on August 25, 2019, Altit parted ways with Rishon LeZion due to a foot injury.[7] On September 25, 2019, Altit signed with Hapoel Be'er Sheva for the 2019–20 season.[8]

On 2021, Altit participated in the 4th season of The X Factor Israel, as well as his brother Nimrod, in the goal of representing Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, however, neither of them passed the auditions.

National team career

Altit is a member of the Israeli national basketball team. On November 24, 2017, He made his first appearance for the senior team at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification match against Estonia.

Altit was also a member of the Israeli Under-18 [9] and Under-20[10] national teams. He also participated at the 2017 Summer Universiade.

References

  1. ^ "Maccabi Ashdod inks Ben Altit". Sportando.com. August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gilboa Galil BC signs Ben Altit". Sportando.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Winner League, Game 8: Herzliya Vs Gilboa Galil". basket.co.il. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "בן אלטיט ממשיך עונה נוספת בגן נר". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "בית חדש בצפון: אלטיט חתם בנהריה". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Maccabi Rishon sign Ben Altit". Sportando.basketball. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "מכבי ראשון לציון: בן אלטיט שוחרר, אלכס צ'וברביץ' מועמד". walla.co.il (in Hebrew). August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "יעד חדש: בן אלטיט הצטרף להפועל ב"ש לעונה". ONE.co.il (in Hebrew). September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Altit at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship". fibaeurope.com. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Altit at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship". fibaeurope.com. Retrieved August 25, 2019.