Salah Mejri

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Salah Mejri
صالح الماجري
Real Madrid-Obradoiro Santiago mayo 2013CCropedtunecino0911.jpg
Mejri, while playing with Obradoiro.
No. 50 – Real Madrid
Position Center
League Spanish League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1986-06-15) June 15, 1986 (age 28)
Jendouba, Tunisia
Nationality Tunisian
Listed height 7 ft 1.5 in (2.17 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2010 Étoile Sportive du Sahel (Tunisia)
2010–2012 Antwerp Giants (Belgium)
2012–2013 Obradoiro (Spain)
2013–present Real Madrid (Spain)
Career highlights and awards

Salah Al-Mejri (Arabic: صالح الماجري) (born June 15, 1986) is a Tunisian professional basketball player for Real Madrid of the Spanish League. He represents the Tunisian national basketball team internationally. He plays at the center position, and is 7 ft 1.5 in (2.17 m) tall.

Professional career[edit]

Mejri started playing basketball at age of 20 for Étoile Sportive du Sahel in the Tunisian Basketball League.[1] In September 2010, he signed a 2-year contract with the Antwerp Giants of the Belgian League, and in 2012, he moved to the Spanish League to play with Obradoiro. In May 2013, he was awarded with the Spanish League's ACB Rising Star Award.

In 2013, he signed a professional contract with Real Madrid.[2] He is the first Arabic and Tunisian player in the history of Real Madrid and the Euroleague.

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Real Madrid 26 2 10.1 .603 .667 .545 2.9 .1 .4 1.1 3.5 5.6
Career 26 2 10.1 .603 .667 .545 2.9 .1 .4 1.1 3.5 5.6

Tunisian national team[edit]

Mejri is a member of the senior men's Tunisian national basketball team. He played center for the team in the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship, and helped the team to the bronze medal, and its first ever trip to the FIBA World Cup.[3]

In 2011, Mejri was named MVP, as Tunisia won the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship, and received an invite to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. There, the team finished 0-5; however, Mejri led all competitors in blocked shots, with 17, despite only playing in 5 games (some teams played in as many as 8 games).

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Tunisian national team[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

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