Professional Basketball Player: Elias Marei
This month, we reconnect with a former PS4L player Elias Marei, who was a player in the earliest basketball program at PS4L for nearly three years before moving to Germany. Now, at the age of 19, he has been signed under two professional basketball clubs: the national men's team of Palestine and the German club Iserlohn Kangaroos. He takes us through his journey that highlights dedication, hard work, and love for the game of basketball.
A glimpse of his story:
“I’m just an ordinary boy from Ramallah”, said German-Palestinian professional basketball player Elias Marei as he recalls his journey in pursuing basketball as a career. He began playing basketball at the age of 10 when he decided to accompany his older sister Salam to her basketball training at the PS4L Basketball School for Life program. His curiosity in trying a new activity and his attachment to his older sister were the initial driving forces in attending the basketball sessions at PS4L. Soon enough, however, he became passionate about the game of basketball and wanted to become a professional player.
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