Report: Zach LeDay to play in Israel


Former Virginia Tech forward Zach LeDay will reportedly play professionally in Israel next season

Former Virginia Tech Hokies forward Zach LeDay certainly didn’t let any grass grow under his feet this offseason.

After playing his final game with the Hokies in a first round NCAA Tournament loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, LeDay, an All-ACC Honorable Mention, began his preparation for the NBA Draft process.

The Indiana Pacers were one of a handful of teams to show interest in LeDay, bringing him in for a pre-draft workout. After going undrafted in late June, the next logical option was a potential training camp opportunity as a free agent.

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While there was certainly time for LeDay to latch on for a tryout in an NBA training camp later this summer, another situation has come to the forefront for him overseas.

According to a report furnished by Eurobasket on Thursday, LeDay will play for Hapoel Galil Gilboa in the Winner League in Israel this season. The terms of the contract have not yet been released, but it is safe to assume that it is a one-year deal for LeDay, who is represented by Pro Partner Sports Management.

LeDay had quite the career for the Hokies after transferring from South Florida halfway through his collegiate eligibility. This past season for Buzz Williams, LeDay averaged 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

He joins Tal Karpels as the only other forward on the roster heading into next season for the Israeli club. As such, there should be plenty of playing time for LeDay in the first professional season of his career.