Brown's Steve Gruber Named To Maccabi USA Open Men's Basketball Team

Jan. 3, 2009

Providence, R.I - Brown University junior guard Steve Gruber (Milwaukee, WI) has earned a spot on the Maccabi USA Open Men's Basketball Team that will compete at the 18th Annual World Maccabiah Games, scheduled for July 12-23, 2009.

The World Maccabiah Games, the world's third-largest international athletic competition, is a quadrennial event that takes place in Israel. More than 9,000 of the world's best Jewish athletes from more than 54 countries will compete at the Games.

Gruber is one of eight current NCAA student-athletes who have made the U.S. Maccabi Team, which will be coached by fourth-year Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl.

Player  			Pos.       School
Charles Dewhurst                G          Charlotte
Dane DiLiegro    		C          New Hampshire
Derek Glasser   		G          Arizona State
Todd Golden      		G          Saint Mary's (CA)
Steve Gruber     		G          Brown
Steven Pearl     		F          Tennessee
Zack Rosen       		G          Penn
Jon Scheyer     		G          Duke