• ULEB Cup Regular Season
  • Israeli League 4th place
  • Eighth-Finals
  • League Cup -
# Name Position Height Nationality Birthday
4Matan NaorForward1.95Israel11.03.1980
5Rviv LimonadGuard1.90Israel26.08.1984
6Tom BesserglikForward2.03Israel23.12.1984
8Jayson WellsForward2.00USA22.12.1976
9Eliyahu EladGuard1.93Israel18.03.1985
10William AveryGuard1.88USA08.08.1979
11Guy KantorGuard1.88Israel20.02.1974
12Jonatan NirForward2.03Israel03.07.1986
13Ido KozikaroCenter2.03Israel08.01.1978
23Rickey PauldingGuard1.95USA23.10.1982
33Doron ShefferGuard1.95Israel11.12.1972
44Leon TrimninghamCenter2.06U.S. Virgin Islands04.01.1971

After winning the Uleb Cup in 2004, Hapoel Jerusalem opened the next season with high expectations. Hapoel lost its three foreign starts – Will Solomon, Kely McCarty and Tunji Awojobi. The team signed point guard William Avery, guard Rickey Paulding, forward Leon Trimmingham and center Kimani Ffriend. Ffriend was released in January, and the team signed center Jason Wells. Hapoel also signed Israeli players Guy Kantor, Matan Naor and Yoni Nir, who joined Doron Sheffer, Raviv Limonad and Ido Kozikaro.


Hapoel Jerusalem opened the season with five consecutive wins, but then came a losing streak. A home win over Ironi Nahariya in the last game of the regular season gave Hapoel the fourth place in the league. 

Hapoel faced Hapoel Tel Aviv in the quarterfinals. After each team won at home, Hapoel Tel aviv won the third game in Malha. Hapoel Tel aviv won the fourth game as well, winning the series 3-1 and eliminating Hapoel Jerusalem from the playoffs. 

Hapoel met Ironi Nahariya in the State Cup's Round of 16. Hapoel lost the two games against Nahariya and was eliminated from the tournament.


Hapoel participated in the ULEB Cup as the defending champion. The team was drawn to Group E with teams like Valencia and Varese. With five wins and four loses, Hapoel needed to win its last game against Chalon in France in order to qualify for the Round of 16. Hapoel won the game 67-63 and finished third in Group E, but was brutally eliminated from the tournament by a single point.

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