Yiftach Ziv is a big and strong point guard with extraordinary guts, a huge hunger to succeed, the ability to dictate the pace of the game and defend players in a variety of positions. He has 7 seasons experience in the Israeli Premier League, aided by his good shooting and rebounding skills.
Ziv began his professional basketball career at Kiryat Ata in the national league in the 2013/14 season. Since then he has played for Maccabi Haifa, Bnei Herzliya, Maccabi Ashdod, two seasons at Nahariya and in the previous two years at Hapoel Gilboa-Galil. The point guard is a member of the Israel national team and received his first summons to the senior staff during 2016, having previously played for the youth and U20 teams.
During the 20/21 Finals, Ziv scored 12 points per evening in an average of 30 minutes on the floor. He delivered nearly 4 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds per game. During the regular season he provided 12.5 points with 37.1% of 3pts range alongside 4.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
One of his highlights games last season was in a 107:91 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv, then scoring 27 points (11 of 11 from the line), adding 5 assists, picking up 5 rebounds and scoring 39 PIR.