|Hometown:||Spring Valley, N.Y.|
|High School:||Saint Joseph Regional|
Before UAlbany: Spent three seasons at Temple. Redshirted in 2015 and played in three games as a redshirt freshman. Did not play in 2017. ... Played four seasons at St. Joseph as both a guard and center. Won state championships in 2012 and 2013.
Personal: Son of Beinies and Marlene Israel. ... Has a sister, Judith, and four brothers: Marben, Ben Ammard, Bendy and Ben Edouard.