J. R. Bremer

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J. R. Bremer
No. 22 – Royal Halı Gaziantep
Position Point Guard
League Turkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1980-09-19) September 19, 1980 (age 33)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American / Bosnian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Cleveland Heights
(Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
College St. Bonaventure (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Boston Celtics
2003–2004 Cleveland Cavaliers
2004 Golden State Warriors
2004-2005 Unicaja Málaga (Spain)
2005-2006 Lauretana Biella (Italy)
2007 PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece)
2007 Bosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2007-2008 Spartak Primorje (Russia BSL)
2008-2009 Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia BSL)
2009-2011 Krasnye Krylya Samara (Russia BSL)
2011-2012 Nizhny Novgorod (Russia PBL)
2012 Olimpia Milano (Italy)
2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)
2012-2013 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy)
2013-present Royal Halı Gaziantep (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards

Ernest Lenell Bremer, Jr., nicknamed J. R. (born September 19, 1980), is an American-born Bosnian professional basketball player, who currently plays Royal Halı Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League.[1] Bremer has also played in the NBA. He is a 6'2" (1.88 m) tall 205 pound (93 kg) left-handed point guard. Bremer represented the senior men's Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team[2] and was one of the highest paid point guards in Europe in 2008.

College career[edit]

Bremer played college basketball at St. Bonaventure University, with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Bremer signed as an undrafted free agent with the NBA's Boston Celtics in 2002, and in that season he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He spent two seasons in the NBA, with the Celtics (2002–03), the Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–04), and the Golden State Warriors (2003–04), averaging 6.5 points and 2.2 assists per game. He became known as a 3-point specialist. The Charlotte Bobcats selected him from the Warriors in the NBA expansion draft, and then waived him shortly thereafter, before he played any games with the club.

Since 2004, he has played in Europe, competing for the following clubs: Malaga of the Spanish League, Biella and Olimpia Milano of the Italian League, PAOK of the Greek League, Bosna of the Bosnia and Herzegovina League, Spartak Primorje of the Russian Super League, Triumph Lyubertsy, Krasnye Krylya Samara and Nizhny Novgorod of the Russian Pro League, and Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish League.

In 2009, he signed a contract with Krasnye Krylya Samara of the Russian Super League. In July 2011, he signed a contract with BC Nizhny Novgorod.[3] In January 2012, Bremer moved to the Italian Serie A team Olimpia Milano. Later that year, he signed a contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[4] In December 2012, Bremer left Fenerbahçe Ülker and returned to his former club Emporio Armani Milano.[5]

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