J. R. Bremer
|No. 22 – Royal Halı Gaziantep|
|League||Turkish Basketball League|
September 19, 1980 |
|Nationality||American / Bosnian|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Cleveland Heights
(Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
|College||St. Bonaventure (1998–2002)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2002–present|
|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. 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 and was one of the highest paid point guards in Europe in 2008.
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. In January 2012, Bremer moved to the Italian Serie A team Olimpia Milano. Later that year, he signed a contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker. In December 2012, Bremer left Fenerbahçe Ülker and returned to his former club Emporio Armani Milano.
- "Players in Europe Ponder A N.B.A. Pension". The New York Times. December 13, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2010.