LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming’s Jeremy Lieberman will don a different jersey this summer, as he plays for Team USA at the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany. The Opening Ceremony is set for tomorrow, while Team USA opens competition the same day against Israel.
The 12-man U.S. roster features a collection of talent from NCAA Division I and III institutions across the country, in addition to a professional-level player. Lieberman concluded his freshman season in the Wyoming program last spring by helping the Cowboys to an NCAA tournament berth. In 25 games as a reserve guard he averaged 1.4 points and 0.8 assists. Josh Cohen, a high school teammate of Lieberman’s, is also on Team USA, while current Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt has served as head coach of the group in the past.
The U.S. squad assembled last week in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a training camp at Vassar College before departing for Germany. Vassar head coach BJ Dunne will lead Team USA, which plays France on Wednesday, Russia on Thursday and Germany on Sunday. The games conclude on Monday with a Gold Medal Game.
The 14th installment of the European Maccabi Games features competition from over 2,000 athletes representing 36 countries. Maccabi USA is a volunteer organization that works to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish pride and strengthening Jewish bonds through sports.
Fans can follow the action in Germany on Twitter via @MaccabiUSAMBB and @MaccabiUSA.