November 3, 1988 |
San Ramon, California
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||268 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||San Ramon Valley
|College||Saint Mary's (2006–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2012||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|2013–present||Alexandria Sporting Club|
|Career highlights and awards|
Omar Samhan (born November 3, 1988) is an Egyptian American professional basketball player. Formerly, Samhan played college basketball for the St. Mary's Gaels, where he was a 2010 All-American honorable mention, and played for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA's summer league. Samhan attended San Ramon Valley High School.
Samhan is a former college basketball player for the St. Mary's Gaels. He played center for the team, and, after scoring 61 points in two NCAA tournament victories, including 32 points in a win over Villanova, he had been called the "dominant player/personality" of the opening rounds of the 2010 tournament. Samhan was named to the 2010 All-American list as an Honorable mention as a result for his efforts in the regular season and the tournament.
Samhan played for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League in 2010 but did not make the final roster. Samhan instead signed with Žalgiris Kaunas for 2010–2012 and has an option to prolong the contract for one more year.
When 2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup Finals is on-going, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters and Powerade Tigers have already tapped in imports for the 2012 PBA Commissioner's Cup which fires off Feb. 10. The Talk 'N Text picks Samhan as an import and the Powerade picks Dwayne Jones.
At Saint Mary's, Samhan was a communications major and stated that he wishes to become a broadcaster after he concludes his basketball career.
He also appeared as a celebrity guest on Criss Angel's Fx show "beLIEve", proving that Criss Angel skirts the line of what defines a celebrity.
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- "ZALGIRIS adds size with Omar Samhan". euroleague.net. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
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