| Ligat HaAl|
87 kg (192 lb)
| 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
| March 28, 1975 (age 40)
Kiryat Ata, Israel (1975-03-28) |Meir Tapiro Wikipedia
Meir Tapiro (Hebrew: מאיר טפירו), born March 28, 1975) is a former Israeli professional basketball player and basketball coach for Hapoel Eilat. Tapiro played at the point guard position.
Tapiro started playing basketball with the youth department of Elitzur Kiryat Ata.
Tapiro started his professional career at Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin. During his pro club career, Tapiro also played with Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hapoel Eilat, Hapoel Jerusalem, Bnei HaSharon, Nancy, Maccabi Rishon LeZion, and Maccabi Ashdod.
Tapiro was the first Israeli player to achieve a Triple-double in the Israeli Super League. It happened during a game on February 1, 1999, when he finished the game with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists, while playing with Maccabi Haifa. Tapiro was also the first Israeli player to achieve a triple-double in a European-wide game, as he led Hapoel Jerusalem to a 118–95 win over BC Odessa, in a EuroCup Challenge game in 2003. In total, Tapiro had 6 triple doubles throughout his career.
Tapiro also played with the senior Israeli National Team in every EuroBasket, from 1999 to 2007. He played at the EuroBasket 1999, the EuroBasket 2001, the EuroBasket 2003, the EuroBasket 2005, and the EuroBasket 2007. His best performance in a EuroBasket event was at EuroBasket 2001, where he averaged 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.
On May 27, 2009, at the age of 34, Tapiro announced his immediate retirement from the Israeli national team, even though he was due to participate in the upcoming EuroBasket 2009. He cited his reasons for retirement from the national team as, his need to get rest, and to prepare himself physically and mentally for the next upcoming season.Israeli State Cup
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