Kyle Weems

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Kyle Weems
No. 34 – Beşiktaş
Position Small forward
League Turkish Basketball Super League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1989-08-23) August 23, 1989 (age 28)
Topeka, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school Highland Park (Topeka, Kansas)
College Missouri State (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Telekom Baskets Bonn
2013–2014 Medi Bayreuth
2014–2015 JSF Nanterre
2015–2016 Strasbourg IG
2016–present Beşiktaş
Career highlights and awards

Kyle Jordan Weems (born August 23, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played collegiately for Missouri State University and was named Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and an All-American in 2011.

College career[edit]

Weems, a 6'6" forward from Topeka, Kansas, came to Missouri State in 2007. He redshirted the 2007–08 season and played his freshman season in 2008–09 season. As a freshman, Weems started 19 games and averaged 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) all-freshman team. As a sophomore, Weems helped lead the Bears to the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) championship as he averaged 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. In the CIT final, Weems scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked 4 shots against Pacific.[1]

In his junior season, Weems became a force in the MVC. He upped his averages to 16.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game and led the Bears to their first MVC regular season championship.[2] At the end of the season, Weems was named the MVC Player of the Year[3] and an Associated Press honorable mention All-American - the first player so honored in MSU's Division I history.[1] The Bears played in the 2011 National Invitation Tournament, defeating Murray State in the first round before falling to Miami in the second round.

Prior to the start of his senior season, Weems was named to the preseason candidate list for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.[4] He was also named the preseason MVC Player of the Year.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Weems went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft. On July 26, 2012, he signed his first professional contract with Telekom Baskets Bonn in Germany's top professional league.[6] On August 19, 2013, he signed with BBC Bayreuth.[7]

On June 10, 2014, he signed with JSF Nanterre of the French LNB Pro A for the 2014–15 season.[8]

On July 5, 2015, he signed with Strasbourg IG for the 2015–16 season.[9]

On July 15, 2016, Weems signed a 1+1 deal with Turkish team Beşiktaş.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MSU profile". Missouri State Athletics. 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bears Earn First MVC Regular-Season Title with 69-64 Win Over WSU". Missouri State Athletics. 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kevin Haskin (March 1, 2011). "Weems named Valley player of year". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NCAA men’s and women’s basketball candidates announced for 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award". Lowe's Senior CLASS. 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Creighton Picked to Win MVC Men's Basketball". Missouri Valley Conference. 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Telekom Baskets Bonn land rookie Kyle Weems". Sportando.net. 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "BBC Bayreuth signs Kyle Weems". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "PRO A: Kyle Weems, la deuxième recrue !". jsfnanterre.com. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "SIG Strasbourg lands Kyle Weems". Sportando.com. July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Besiktas sign Kyle Weems". Sportando.com. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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