Kreisberg Posts Double-Double In First Game At U20 European Championships

Jeremiah Kreisberg. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jeremiah Kreisberg. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Scores 23 Points, Grabs 11 Rebounds In Israel's Win

SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Rising sophomore Jeremiah Kreisberg had a big first game on Friday at the Under-20 European Championships. Kreisberg, playing for Israel, scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead Israel to a 78-73 victory over Iceland.

Kreisberg, who started all 14 Ivy League games last year for Yale and was the recipient of the team's John C. Cobb Award as rookie of the year, played 27 minutes, was 9-of-20 from the field and 5-of-9 from the free throw line. Four of his rebounds came on the offensive end.

Israel, which is in Group D, will play Belgium on Saturday, Belarus on Sunday and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday. To follow the European Championships, click here.

Kreisberg enjoyed an outstanding freshman season for the Bulldogs in 2010-11, finishing fifth on the team in scoring (7.2 rpg.) and second in rebounding (4.5 rpg.) while shooting 55.6 percent from the field. He was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice and scored in double figures in five of the last eight games of the season.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity