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Tyler Leaves Israeli Team, Returns to U.S.

Jeremy Tyler has left his Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and returned home to the United States. The American eighteen year old who left his San Diego high school a year early in a very public pursuit of his professional basketball career found much disappointment while playing for the Israeli team. Owner of Maccabi Haifa, Jeffrey Rosen, released a statement regarding Tyler's decision just two months before the season's end. Rosen said "Due to personal matters, Jeremy chose to leave the team of his own will on March 18 and return home to San Diego. We wish Jeremy all the best."

Tyler played power forward during his time with the Haifa team. Tyler had trouble asserting his position in Haifa's starting line up and though he hovered at 6 foot 11 inches tall and earned a $140,000 dollar salary, and played in 10 games, he averaged only 2.1 points per game and 1.9 rebounds in 7.6 minutes, according to reports. Tyler also protested his lack of court time by walking out on the team during half time last month and by not wearing his uniform after being benched for more recent games in the Israeli Super League.

Tyler's basketball career may not be over yet. The NBA has its eye on him. He's the expected Lottery collect in the 2011 NBA draft on March 19, 2010,

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