J. R. Bremer
|League||Turkish Basketball League|
September 19, 1980 |
|Nationality||American / Bosnian|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Cleveland Heights
(Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
|College||St. Bonaventure (1998–2002)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|2004||Golden State Warriors|
|2009–2011||Krasnye Krylya Samara|
|2012–2013||Emporio Armani Milano|
|2013–2014||Royal Halı Gaziantep|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ernest Lenell "J. R." Bremer (born September 19, 1980), is an American-born naturalized Bosnian professional basketball player who plays for Torku Konyaspor of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). Bremer has also played in the NBA. Standing at 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in), he plays the point guard position. He also 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. For the 2013–14 season he signed with Royal Halı Gaziantep.
On December 5, 2014, Bremer signed with his former team PAOK Thessaloniki. In January 2015, he left PAOK and returned to Turkey where he signed with Torku Konyaspor. In May 2015, after the end of the 2014–15 Turkish League season, he returned to PAOK for the Greek playoffs. On July 30, 2015, he returned to Torku Konyaspor.
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