Sam Van Rossom

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Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom Eurobasket 2015.jpg
Van Rossom playing for Belgium during EuroBasket 2015
No. 9 – Valencia Basket
Position Point guard
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-06-03) June 3, 1986 (age 31)
Ghent, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2008 Telindus Oostende
2008–2010 Scavolini Pesaro
2010–2013 CAI Zaragoza
2013–present Valencia Basket
Career highlights and awards

Sam Van Rossom (born June 3, 1986) is a Belgian professional basketball player for Valencia Basket of the Liga ACB. He also represents the Belgian national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m),[1] he plays at the point guard position.

Early life[edit]

From the age of 6 till he was 16, Van Rossom played for Bobcat Gent, Gent United and Black Bears Gent.

Professional career[edit]

After playing for BBC De Pinte in the Belgian third and second division for three seasons, Van Rossom got a place on the roster of BC Oostende in 2005. In the 2007–08 season, he was a major contributor for Oostende as he averaged 11.5 points and 3.2 assists per game.

In 2008 Van Rossom signed with the Italian team Scavolini Pesaro. After two years in Italy, he moved to Spain to play for CAI Zaragoza.[2] His contract was extended after his first season.[3] In 2013, he signed a three-year contract with Valencia Basket.[4]

In September 2017, he re-signed with Valencia for one more season.[5]

International career[edit]

Van Rossom plays for the Belgian national basketball team since 2006. He represented Belgium at the EuroBasket 2015 where they lost to Greece in eighth finals with 75–54.[6] Over 6 tournament games, he averaged 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists on 43.5 shooting from the field.[7]

Career 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.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Valencia 5 5 30.0 .469 .333 .571 2.4 5.0 1.2 .0 11.4 13.2
Career 5 5 30.0 .469 .333 .571 2.4 5.0 1.2 .0 11.4 13.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ VAN ROSSOM, SAM HEIGHT: 1.88.
  2. ^ "AI Zaragoza signs Sam Van Rossom to a one-year contract". Sportando.com. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Sam Van Rossom extends with CAI Zaragoza". Sportando.com. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Basketballer Sam Van Rossom trekt voor drie jaar naar Valencia". HLN.be. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Sam Van Rossom re-signs with Valencia Basket". Sportando.com. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "GREECE TOO MUCH FOR BELGIUM". eurobasket2015.org. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sam Van Rossom". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 

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