J. R. Bremer

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J. R. Bremer
No. 2 – Limoges CSP
Position Point guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1980-09-19) September 19, 1980 (age 36)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American / Bosnian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Cleveland Heights
(Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
College St. Bonaventure (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Boston Celtics
2003–2004 Cleveland Cavaliers
2004 Golden State Warriors
2004–2005 Unicaja Málaga
2005–2006 Lauretana Biella
2007 PAOK Thessaloniki
2007 Bosna
2007–2008 Spartak Primorje
2008–2009 Triumph Lyubertsy
2009–2011 Krasnye Krylya Samara
2011–2012 Nizhny Novgorod
2012 Olimpia Milano
2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2012–2013 Emporio Armani Milano
2013–2014 Royal Halı Gaziantep
2014–2015 PAOK Thessaloniki
2015 Torku Konyaspor
2015 PAOK Thessaloniki
2015–2016 Torku Konyaspor
2016–present Limoges CSP
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ernest Lenell "J. R." Bremer (born September 19, 1980) is an American-born naturalized Bosnian professional basketball player for Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A. Bremer has also played in the NBA and was a NBA All-Rookie second team member. 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[1] and was one of the highest-paid point guards in Europe in 2008.[2]

College career[edit]

Bremer played college basketball at St. Bonaventure University, with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

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: Málaga of the Spanish League where he won the Spanish King's Cup. He played for 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.[3] In January 2012, Bremer moved to the Italian Serie A team Olimpia Milano. Later that year, he signed a contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[4] In December 2012, Bremer left Fenerbahçe Ülker and returned to his former club Emporio Armani Milano.[5] For the 2013–14 season he signed with Royal Halı Gaziantep.[6]

On December 5, 2014, Bremer signed with his former team PAOK Thessaloniki.[7] In January 2015, he left PAOK and returned to Turkey where he signed with Torku Konyaspor.[8] In May 2015, after the end of the 2014–15 Turkish League season, he returned to PAOK for the Greek playoffs.[9] On July 30, 2015, he returned to Torku Konyaspor.[10] On April 19, 2016, he parted ways with Konyaspor.[11]

On December 28, 2016, Bremer signed with Limoges CSP.[12]


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