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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv's Deni Avdija controls the ball during the Euro League basketball match between Olimpia Milan and Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv, in Milan, Italy. Avdija was selected by the Washington Wizards in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Israeli teen Deni Avdija drafted by Wizards at No. 9 overall

Nov. 19, 2020 12:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deni Avdija became the highest-drafted player from Israel in NBA history by going No. 9 overall to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night — a year after the team made Rui Hachimura the first player from Japan to go in the first round. “We don’t check passports when...