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AVENTURA, Florida – The Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League, announced today they have signed guard Sylven Landesberg, who played at the University of Virginia from 2008-10, to a two-year contract.

Landesberg, 20, averaged 16.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his two seasons at Virginia, before leaving early to pursue a chance at an NBA opportunity. During his Virginia career, Landesberg scored at least 20 points in a game 21 times. He averaged a team-high 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 32.1 minutes played during the 2009-10 season, ranking in the top 10 in the ACC in four different statistical categories.

The 6-foot-6-inch guard, born in Brooklyn, NY, starred at Holy Cross High School (Flushing, NY), where he averaged 29.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a senior during the 2007-08 season.

During this July’s NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Landesberg played in three games for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, averaging 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1 assist in 16 minutes per game.

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