Jeremiah Massey

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Jeremiah Massey
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Massey warming up with Real Madrid in 2008.
No. 7 – Quimsa
PositionPower forward
LeagueLiga Nacional de Básquet
Personal information
Born (1982-07-22) July 22, 1982 (age 36)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican / Macedonian
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolMackenzie (Detroit, Michigan)
College
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Gymnastikos S. Larissas
2006–2008Aris
2008–2010Real Madrid
2010Obradoiro
2010–2012Lokomotiv-Kuban
2012Krasnye Krylia
2012–2013Brose Baskets
2013Champville
2013–2014Amchit Club
2014–2016Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
2016Al-Gharafa
2016Libertad de Sunchales
2016MZT Skopje
2016–2017Libertad de Sunchales
2017–presentQuimsa
Career highlights and awards

Jeremiah Massey (Macedonian: Џеремаја Мејси; born July 22, 1982) is an American-born naturalized Macedonian professional basketball player for Quimsa of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. Standing at 6 ft 7 ​12 in (2.02 m), he plays the power forward position.

College career[edit]

Massey started his collegiate career at Oxnard Community College where he earned California State Junior College Player of the Year Award. He then transferred to play college basketball at Kansas State University, where he earned the Big 12 Conference newcomer of the year honor in 2004. He was named to the 3rd and 2nd All Big 12 teams in 2004 and 2005 respectively.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Massey was selected 5th overall in the 2005 USBL draft. He started his professional basketball career in 2005 playing for Gymnastikos S. Larissas, a team in the Greek League. In the 2005–06 season he was the leading rebounder in the Greek League. This was the main reason why he was acquired by Aris, one of the top 3 teams in the Greek League, prior to the 2006–07 season.

Massey signed a two-year contract extension through the year 2009 with his club Aris in the summer of 2007,[2] but Aris sold him to Real Madrid in 2008, where he signed a three-year contract.[3]

In January 2010, his contract with Real Madrid was terminated by the club under mutual consent,[4] and in February 2010, Massey signed for Obradoiro CAB, to replace Marc Jackson after his retirement.[5] On May 14, 2010, he parted ways with Obradoiro.[6]

In August 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the Russian team PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban.[7] On July 28, 2011, he re-signed with Lokomotiv for one more season.[8] He was named to the All-EuroCup Second Team in 2012.[9] In the summer of 2012, after club decided not to extend his contract, he became a free agent.[10]

In November 2012, Massey signed a six-week contract with Krasnye Krylia of the PBL.[11] Later, in December 2012, he signed for Brose Baskets Bamberg of Germany.[12] Massey was suspended for being undisciplined the last few weeks while he was still with Brose Baskets.[13] In early May 2013, he signed with Champville of Lebanon for the rest of the season.[14]

In December 2013, he signed with Amchit Club for the 2013-14 season.[15] He helped them to make it to the semifinals. In 23 games he averaged 21 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game.[16] In November 2014, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut.[16][17]

After a short stint in Qatar with Al-Gharafa, on April 22, 2016, he signed in Argentina with Libertad de Sunchales of the Liga Nacional de Básquet.[18]

On August 10, 2016, Massey signed with Macedonian club MZT Skopje for the 2016–17 season.[19][20] On October 10, 2016, he parted ways with MZT after appearing in only three ABA league games.[21] On October 25, 2016, he returned to Libertad de Sunchales for the rest of the season.[22]

On October 27, 2017, Massey signed with Quimsa for the 2017–18 season.[23][24]

Macedonia national team[edit]

Massey played internationally for the senior Macedonian national basketball team, after acquiring Macedonian citizenship in 2008. [25] He has played for Macedonia in the EuroBasket 2009 qualification in September 2008, helping the team to reach the final tournament for the first time since 1999.

EuroLeague 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, and regional competition if applicable.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2006–07 Aris 20 15 30.1 .470 .214 .795 7.4 1.4 1.9 .8 12.3 18.3
2007–08 Aris 20 20 32.7 .530 .200 .642 8.4 .9 1.5 1.2 17.0 21.0
2008–09 Real Madrid 20 9 21.1 .541 .316 .565 4.1 .6 .7 .2 8.2 8.9
2012–13 Brose Baskets 5 4 18.2 .314 .200 .750 2.8 .6 1.2 1.0 6.2 5.8
Career 65 48 27.2 .501 .231 .685 6.4 .9 1.3 .8 12.0 15.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremiah Massey". RealGM.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Aris extends Massey for two years". Euroleague.net. July 27, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Real Madrid inks Massey for three years". Euroleague.net. May 21, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Real Madrid, Massey part ways". Sportando.com. January 18, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Obradoiro signs Jeremiah Massey". Sportando.com. February 15, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Obradoiro and Massey part ways". Sportando.com. May 14, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jeremiah Massey moves to Lokomotiv Kuban". Sportando.com. August 7, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "LOKOMOTIV KUBAN extends Massey". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 28, 2011. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "2011-12 All-Eurocup Second Team". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 4, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  10. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban, Jeremiah Massey part ways". Sportando.com. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  11. ^ "Jeremiah Massey inks a six-week deal with Samara". Sportando.com. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  12. ^ Hein, David (December 28, 2012). "BROSE BASKETS lands Jeremiah Massey". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on December 31, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  13. ^ Artland Dragons treten beim wiedererstarkten Meister aus Bamberg an
  14. ^ "Jeremiah Massey signs with Champville". Court-side.com. May 2, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  15. ^ "Jeremiah Massey moves to Amchit". Court-side.com. December 19, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Al Riyadi inks Jeremiah Massey". Eurobasket.com. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  17. ^ "Jeremiah Massey signs in Lebanon with Riyadi Beirut". Sportando.com. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  18. ^ "Libertad Sunchales ink Jeremiah Massey". Eurobasket.com. April 22, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "Џеремаја Мејси потпиша за МЗТ Скопје Аеродром!". mztskopjeaerodrom.mk (in Macedonian). August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  20. ^ "Skopje signs veteran forward Massey". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  21. ^ "Emil Rajković resigns, MZT part ways with Thomas and Massey". aba-liga.com. October 10, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  22. ^ "Jeremiah Massey regresa a Libertad". libertadsunchales.com.ar (in Spanish). October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  23. ^ "Massey por Melvin en Quimsa". laliganacional.com.ar (in Spanish). October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  24. ^ "Quimsa adds Massey to their roster". Eurobasket.com. October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  25. ^ Massey plays with the Macedonian national basketball team. Euroleague.net (2008-09-03). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.

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