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Competitor for  Israel
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European Championships
Silver 1979 Italy Team Competition

Louis Grant Silver (circa 1953 -) is a businessperson and attorney having retired from a career as a professional American-Israeli basketball player. Lou received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1975, LL.B. from Tel Aviv University School of Law and LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

During his basketball career, Lou played at power forward positions (height 2.03m) and was considered an "all-around" player. Lou played his college ball for Harvard College and was selected by the Kentucky Colonels in the 8th round (73rd overall) of the 1975 American Basketball Association(ABA) Draft.[1]. Lou served as Co-Captain during his final year at Harvard College and received a number of accolades while attending, and playing for, Harvard College including being selected for All Ivy League and Division honors.

Lou played for Maccabi Tel Aviv (1975-1985) and served as a Captain of the team from 1981-1985. While playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, the team won 10 Israeli League Championships (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985) and 8 Israeli State Cups (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985). Lou was a key member of the Maccabi teams which reached 4 European Champions Cup finals winning 2 European Champions Cup titles (1977 and 1981) and the Intercontinental Cup in 1981.

Lou also played for, and led, the Israeli National Team to a second place finish in the European Championships for National Teams winning the Silver Medal while losing to the Soviet Union National Team in the finals at Eurobasket 1979 in Italy. Lou was selected to the European Selection All Star Team in the early 1980's playing with the Selection Team in Ankara and Barcelona. In 1987, FIBA honoured Lou with a retirement game featuring Maccabi Tel Aviv against the then European Selection Team.

Following his retirement from basketball, Lou has practiced Corporate Law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York City and served as General Counsel to a publicly listed software company based in Paris, France. His professional career includes profiles as an investment banker, private banker and hedge fund manager. Lou continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of publicly listed and privately held companies actively involved in Corporate Governance, Audit and Compensation Committees.


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