Westport’s DiBartolomeo takes to NBA court again
Updated 6:28 pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Last season Staples graduate John DiBartolomeo shared the court with Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter as his professional basketball team Maccabi Haifa out of Israel toured the United States for preseason action against a pair of NBA clubs.
This year, Maccabi was back in the states for a preseason action, this time in Sacramento against the Kings. DiBartolomeo was in the starting lineup for the visitors, who lost 135-98 in the first game played at the Kings' new arena, the Golden 1 Center.
The six-foot DiBartolomeo — who gradated from the Wreckers in 2009 — finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-6 from downtown. He also added five rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes of action.
Maccabi Haifa — which formed in the early 1950s — begins its domestic season Oct. 15.