Devin Smith is starting his seventh year in Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv and as a veteran who’s been to the mountain top; he knows what it takes to get there again.
“You always have a hunger for more", said Smith, "that’s the biggest thing. Once you win one, you want to be in that situation again. That alone will carry you and the spirit of Maccabi will carry you a long way too, if you play the right way”.
Smith also knows what it takes to rebound from a tough season: “We do that by constantly improving. The group of guys we have now… we brought a lot of key pieces, guys who are great players in their own right. But we haven’t had enough time to practice together. We have to continue to work every day”.
“Our new players bring a winning mentality. For young guys like Victor Rudd and Quincy Miller, when he gets healthy, that type of leadership will bring those guys along pretty fast”.