November 22, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Bethel (Spanaway, Washington)|
|College||San Diego (2001–2006)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|2014–2016||Sioux Falls Skyforce (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Corey Belser (born November 22, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. Standing at 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m), he played at the swingman position. He played college basketball for the University of San Diego.
The 2.00 m (6 ft 6 ¾ in) shooting guard-small forward played college basketball in the NCAA with the University of San Diego and in 2006 he was voted as the College Insider NCAA Defensive Player of the Year. He was also voted to the All Mid-Majors First Team in both 2005 and 2006, and to the All West Coast Conference First Team and named the All West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He was also an NCAA Arthur Ashe Academic All-American, graduating from the University of San Diego with a Masters in the Science of Leadership.
After graduating from college in 2006, Belser went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft. However, he was invited to try out for the Dallas Mavericks. He played for the Mavericks' summer league roster in both the Las Vegas Summer League and the Rocky Mountain Revue. Despite playing well, Belser was not chosen for the Mavericks' final NBA roster, but he was immediately offered a spot playing for Olympia Larissa in the Greek League. He helped his team reach the Greek League playoffs for their 1st ever appearance in 2007 and 2008, and he earned a league honorable mention in 2007. Summer 2010 Belser shined in the Dolphin Park Classic in Vancouver, B.C. on team "Reign" with good friend and semi-pro player Virgil Matthews. Belser put on a "clinic" as said by many Canadian basketball pundits going on several shooting sprees having multiple defenders thrown at him without any effect. The Reign made a deep playoff run, losing to eventual champs the X-falcons led by Randy Nohr former Team Canada All-Star. In Late 2010 he played for Aris in A1 Greek League but finished in his season in Ukraine.
In 2014, he was hired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce to serve as an assistant coach. The next season, the Skyforce finished with a D-League-best 40–10 record, and went on to win the league championship with a 2–1 Finals series win over the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
- "Sioux Falls Skyforce Cap Historic Season with First NBA D-League". NBA.com. April 27, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.