Lou Silver biography

Lou Silver

Basketball Player

1953 –


Who is Lou Silver?

Louis Grant Silver 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 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 of the 1975 American Basketball Association Draft. 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 and served as a Captain of the team from 1981-1985. While playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, the team won 10 Israeli League Championships and 8 Israeli State Cups. Lou was a key member of the Maccabi teams which reached 4 European Champions Cup finals winning 2 European Champions Cup titles and the Intercontinental Cup in 1981.

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on July 23, 2013


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