Samardo Samuels

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Samardo Samuels
Samardo Samuels Barca 2016.jpg
Samuels with the FC Barcelona Lassa
No. 24 – Limoges CSP
Position Power forward / Center
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 29)
Trelawny, Jamaica
Nationality Bryan, OH
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Saint Benedict's Prep
(Newark, New Jersey)
College Louisville (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102013 Cleveland Cavaliers
2010Erie BayHawks
2012Canton Charge
2013 Reno Bighorns
2013 Hapoel Jerusalem
2013–2015 Emporio Armani Milano
2015–2016 FC Barcelona Lassa
2016–2017 Jiangsu Dragons
2017 Enel Brindisi
2017 Partizan
2018–present Limoges CSP
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Samardo Samuels (born January 9, 1989) is a Jamaican professional basketball player for Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A. He is a 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall power forwardcenter who attended college at the University of Louisville.

High school career[edit]

Samuels attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. Samuels was ranked 9th in the nation by Rivals.com[1] and 2nd in the nation by Scout.com.[2] He, alongside class of 2010 star Tristan Thompson led St. Benedicts's Prep to a 24–1 record in the 2007–2008 season. At season's end St. Benedict's was ranked #2 in the nation by USA Today.[3] He played in the two top all-American games, the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

College career[edit]

Samuels decided to attend the University of Louisville for college. He chose the Cardinals over Connecticut, Florida, Georgetown and North Carolina. At Louisville, Samuels started every game that he played in and led the 2009–10 team in scoring and rebounding. After his sophomore year, he decided to skip his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA draft.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2010–13)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Samuels played for the Chicago Bulls in the 2010 NBA Summer League,[4] averaging 12.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. On August 17, 2010, Samuels signed a 3-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A portion of the deal was guaranteed.[5]

He debuted against the Toronto Raptors, on October 29, and scored 7 points. On December 27, 2010 he was sent to the Erie BayHawks, the Cavs' affiliate in the NBA Development League.[6] On January 1, after two games in the NBA D-League, he was recalled by the Cavs.

On March 2, 2011, Samuels made his first career start against the San Antonio Spurs in place of the injured Antawn Jamison and scored a career high 23 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.[7]

On December 28, 2012, Samuels was assigned to the Canton Charge of the D-League.[8] He was recalled on December 31, 2012.[9] On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Cavaliers.[10]

Several short stints (2013)[edit]

Following the waiving by the Cavaliers, he was acquired by the D-League's Reno Bighorns on January 17, 2013.[11]

On April 7, 2013, Samuels signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[12]

Olimpia Milano (2013–15)[edit]

On July 25, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Italian club Emporio Armani Milano.[13] In his first Euroleague season with Milano, he averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds over 25 games. In his second season with Milano, he elevated his game and averaged 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds over 23 Euroleague games. In the summer of 2015, he parted ways with Olimpia Milano.[14]

Barcelona (2015–16)[edit]

On July 22, 2015, Samuels signed a two-year deal with the Spanish club FC Barcelona Lassa.[15] On September 11, 2015, Barcelona announced that Samuels has suffered right hand injury and will miss about 6 weeks of action.[16] In his third consecutive Euroleague season, his role in the new team decreased, and he had averages of 6 points and 2.8 rebounds over 26 games. On August 16, 2016, he parted ways with Barcelona.[17]

Jiangsu Dragons (2016–17)[edit]

On August 17, 2016, Samuels signed with the Chinese Basketball Association club Jiangsu Dragons for the 2016–17 CBA season.[18]

Several short stints (2017–present)[edit]

On March 17, 2017, he signed with the Italian club Enel Brindisi for the rest of the 2016–17 LBA season.[19]

On August 18, 2017, Samuels signed with the Spanish club Real Betis Energía Plus.[20] On September 21, 2017, he parted ways with Real Betis Energía Plus before appearing in a game for them.[21]

On October 16, 2017, Samuels signed with the Serbian club Partizan for the rest of the 2017–18 season.[22] He was suspended by the club on November 15, for the violation of club's discipline and the provisions of the contract, day after Partizan lost in a EuroCup game against Alba Berlin.[23][24] The suspension came as a result of his public criticism of the club, head coach Miroslav Nikolić and other inappropriate remarks toward female journalists.[24][23] Shortly after, he parted ways with the club.[25]

On February 14, 2018, Samuels signed with the French club Limoges CSP for the rest of the 2017–18 season.[26] After averaging 11 points and 4 rebounds per game, he re-signed with the club on August 20, 2018.[27]

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.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Cleveland 37 10 18.9 .456 .000 .618 4.3 .5 .4 .5 7.8
2011–12 Cleveland 54 0 15.3 .455 .000 .701 3.3 .4 .4 .4 5.4
2012–13 Cleveland 18 1 10.9 .367 .000 .583 1.6 .4 .2 .2 3.2
Career 109 11 15.8 .445 .000 .653 3.4 .4 .3 .4 5.9

Career highs[edit]

  • Points: 23 vs. San Antonio 03/02/11
  • Rebounds: 10 3 times
  • Assists: 3 vs. San Antonio 03/02/11
  • Steals: 3 @ L.A. Clippers 03/19/11
  • Blocks: 3 vs. New Orleans 03/06/11

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Milano 25 23 22.2 .503 .444 .730 3.9 .2 .4 .3 9.5 8.5
2014–15 Milano 23 21 26.1 .548 .233 .692 5.4 .7 .4 .5 12.9 14.3
2015–16 Barcelona 26 4 13.2 .505 .000 .632 2.8 .5 .2 .4 6.0 6.8
Career 74 48 24.1 .522 .250 .685 4.0 .5 .3 .4 9.3 9.7

Career highs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivals.com Prospect Rankings
  2. ^ Scout.com: Football Recruiting
  3. ^ Halley, Jim (2008-05-02). "Super 25: Lincoln (N.Y.) climbs three spots with state title". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  4. ^ "NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas". Ridiculousupside.com. June 28, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Ex-Louisville forward Samardo Samuels signs with Cavaliers
  6. ^ "Samardo Samuels Assigned to Erie BayHawks". NBA.com. December 27, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ Samardo Samuels Game-by-Game Stats
  8. ^ Cleveland Cavaliers Assign Samardo Samuels to NBA D-League Affiliate Canton Charge Archived 2012-12-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Cavs recall Samardo Samuels from D-League
  10. ^ Cavaliers Waive Samuels
  11. ^ 2012–13 Transactions
  12. ^ "Hapoel Jerusalem officially signs Samardo Samuels to a 2-month deal". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Olimpia Milano officially sign Samardo Samuels". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Samardo Samuels won't come back to Milano". sportando.basketball. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  15. ^ "FC Barcelona lands big man Samuels". Euroleague.net. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Samardo Samuels out 6 weeks for a fracture of the metatarsus". sportando.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  17. ^ Samardo Samuels, Barcelona Lassa part ways
  18. ^ Samardo Samuels officially signs with Jiangsu Dragons
  19. ^ Samardo Samuels official signs with New Basket Brindisi
  20. ^ Samardo Samuels signs with Real Betis Energia Plus
  21. ^ "Samardo Samuels, Real Betis Energia Plus officially part ways". Sportando. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  22. ^ "Samardo Semjuels je novi igrač Partizana". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Semjuels u "svađi" sa formom, Nikolićem, grobarima". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  24. ^ a b "Partizan suspendovao Semjuelsa". b92.net (in Serbian). 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  25. ^ "Samardo Samuels, KK Partizan parting ways". sportando.basketball. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  26. ^ "Samardo Samuels au Limoges CSP !". limogescsp.com (in French). February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Limoges CSP re-signs Samardo Samuels". Sportando. Retrieved August 20, 2018. 

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