• ULEB Cup ULEB Cup - Sixteenth-Finals
  • Israeli League 5th
  • Israeli Cup Champion
  • League Cup Finalist
# Name Position Height Nationality Birthday
4 Evyatar MorGuard1.86Israel09.02.1987
5Ramel CurryGuard1.91USA17.04.1980
6Dror HagagGuard1.78Israel31.12.1978
7Sharon ShasonForward2.06Israel16.03.1978
8Erez MarckovichCenter2.07Israel10.07.1978
9Jamie ArnoldForward2.02Israel10.03.1975
10Guy PninyForward2.00Israel04.09.1983
11Jayson WellsForward2.02USA22.12.1976
12Yehu OrlandGuard1.93Israel14.09.1981
13Yoni SimchovitchForward1.94Israel09.05.1982
14Noel FelixCenter2.06USA04.10.1981
15Timothy BowersGuard1.88USA09.01.1982


After an excellent season in 2006-2007, Hapoel Jerusalem lost three of its best players: Meir Tapiro, Terrence Morris and Mario Austin. The team signed forward Marcus Slaughter, point guard Will Blalock and guard Ramel Curry. The team later released Slaughter and Blalock and replaced them with Noel Felix, Jason Wells, Anthony Roberson and Orien Greene. Roberson and Greene were also later released. Hapoel also signed Israeli players Lior Sasson, Jaime Arnold and Yehu Orland, who joined Dror Hajaj, Erez Markovich and Timmy Bowers.


The season opened with the Winner Cup tournament in Malha. Hapoel faced Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final and lost 93-74.

Hapoel had a difficult season. In April, after a losing streak of five games, coach Dan Shamir announced his resignation. He was replaced by his assistant, Ziv Erez.

Hapoel finished only sixth in the league, with 13 wins (only three of them on the road) and 14 loses. The team found itself out of the Final Four. Jaime Arnold was the league's leading Israeli scorer. He was named All-League First Team.


Despite the disappointing season in the league, Hapoel had a great success in the State Cup, qualifying for the final for the second year in a row. Hapoel faced Euroleague finalists Maccabi tel aviv in Nokia Arena. Maccabi had an 18 points lead in the third quarter, but Arnold carried Hapoel to a 93-89 win. The State Cup remained in Jerusalem for another season. 


Haopel participated in the ULEB Cup and was drawn in Group I. despite finishing only fourth in the group, Hapoel qualified for the next round. Hapoel faced Besiktas Cola Turka in the Top 32 Round. The team won the first game in Malha 88-73, but lost the next game in Turkey 73-53 and was eliminated from the ULEB Cup.

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