Amit Tamir

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Amit Tamir
No. 14 – Ironi Ramat Gan
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga Leumit
Personal information
Born (1979-12-02) December 2, 1979 (age 34)
Jerusalem, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Listed height 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Career information
College California (2001–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 1998–present
Career history
1998–2001 Hapoel Jerusalem
2004–2005 PAOK
2005 AEK Athens
2005–2006 Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel
2006 AEL Larissa
2006–2007 Spirou Charleroi
2007–2008 Hapoel Holon
2008–2009 Ironi Ashkelon
2009 APOEL
2010–2011 Hapoel Jerusalem
2011–2012 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2012–present Ironi Ramat Gan

Amit Yosef Tamir (Hebrew: עמית יוסף תמיר‎)(born December 2, 1979) is an Israeli professional basketball player. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall center/forward and he currently plays for Ironi Ramat Gan.

Basketball career[edit]

Born in Jerusalem, Tamir started to play on Hapoel Jerusalem's youth team in 1997, and got the chance to play in the professional team from 1998 until 2001.

He was registered for the 2004 NBA Draft but was not chosen. He then played for Orlando Magic in the NBA summer league but was not selected for the team.

He moved to Greece after college, where he played for PAOK Thessaloniki BC. He played in the 2004 ULEB Cup with that team. He played with AEK Athens BC and Gymnastikos S. Larissas in 2005 and then moved back to Israel. There he played for Maccabi Givat Shmual. The team nearly qualified for the Final Four that year.

In the 2006/2007 season he played in Belgium for Spirou Charleroi. In 2007/2008 he started the season in Cherkassy from Ukraine, but he was released and joined Hapoel Holon during the season, with whom he won the Israeli League championship.

In the 2008/2009 season he played for Elitzur Ashkelon. In the 2009/2010 season he moved to APOEL B.C. from Cyprus. In November 2010 he returned to play for Hapoel Jerusalem B.C..[1]

Since 2012 Tamir has played for Ironi Ramat Gan. He recently signed a two year contract with the team.

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