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When you meet Yanni, the first thing you realize is that he is a different young man of Jewish origin. Perhaps it I the fact that he grew up in Scarsdale, or that he was dropped by his college basketball team. Despite the challenges, he managed to make it to Cornell and graduate and currently, he I holding a basketball job that I likely to make him really successful within a short period of time.

Yanni is the assistant basketball coach at Harvard. He has become a sensation in the world of basketball, especially after the team won four seasons of the Ivy League back to back. In the NBA, getting a Jewish player is a rare thing, which explain why it counts about 30 division one coaches are counted as part of their ranks. Very few of the coaches in the league are as good as Hufnagel and Josh Pastner, a coach from Memphis. A CBS sport survey that was carried out in 2011 showed that Yanni was a favorite of the people to make it big in the game, especially because he is an expert when it comes to recruiting. Pastner has also admitted that Yanni is a better recruiter than himself, who helps people understand just how talented the young man is.

When talking about how he became the guy who wears sweatpants to work almost every day, Yanni Hufnagel stated that basketball was not even his best game. He confided that he was a lacrosse person and that he tried playing in Penn State before he transferred. Like most of the other Jewish guys, he can make a shot. It was his prowess in analyzing the game that had many older people in the field saying they knew he would make it huge some day. He has worked as a basketball manager at Cornell and also as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma.


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