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Mike Bothwell returns from Israel

Beth Hoole (left) of FOX Carolina speaks with Mike Bothwell (right). Photo: FOX Carolina.

Last updated November 9, 2023

By Tina Underwood

Before war broke out between Hamas and Israel, Mike Bothwell ’22, Furman University alumnus and Men’s Basketball standout, was set to play his first professional game as a member of Israeli pro team Elion Galil. He’s home safe now and sat down with Beth Hoole, sports director at FOX Carolina, to describe his scramble to leave the country, what he was feeling at the time, what’s next for his career, and to offer some advice for users of social media.

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