Sammy Mejía

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Sammy Mejía
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Mejía with Banvit against MZT in December 2013
Free agent
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1983-02-07) February 7, 1983 (age 32)
Bronx, New York
Nationality Dominican / American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Theodore Roosevelt
(Bronx, New York)
College DePaul (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2008 Pierrel Capo d'Orlando
2008–2009 AEL 1964 GS
2009–2011 Cholet Basket
2011–2012 CSKA Moscow
2012–2015 Banvit
Career highlights and awards

Sammy José Mejía (born February 7, 1983) is a Dominican American professional basketball player who last played for Banvit of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He played college basketball at DePaul University. Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Amateur career[edit]

Mejía attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx. He was there from 1997–2000 and led the Rough Riders basketball team to the PSAL's "B" division championship in 2000.[1]

Mejía left there to attend The Storm King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, from which he graduated. He was coached there by Kevin Houston who led the nation in scoring in 1986–87.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Mejía was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2007 NBA draft with the 57th overall pick.[3] The Pistons waived Mejía on October 29, 2007.[4] In 2007–08, he briefly played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League.[5] On January 30, 2008, he signed with the Italian club Pierrel Capo d'Orlando for the rest of the season.[6]

Mejía signed with the Greek League club AEL 1964 GS for the 2008–09 season,[7] where he averaged 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 20 Greek League games.[8]

On September 29, 2009, Mejía moved to France and signed a one-year deal with Cholet Basket.[8] On July 1, 2010, he re-signed with Cholet for one more season.[9] During the 2010–11 Euroleague, Meija was named MVP of the 5th week games.[10] He is also selected for the 2010 LNB All-star game as forward player in the starting line-up of the "Foreign" team in Paris-Bercy, representing Cholet Basket.[11]

On June 22, 2011 he signed a two-year contract with the Russian club CSKA Moscow.[12] On June 22, 2012, he parted ways with CSKA.[13] The next day, he signed a contract with the Turkish club Banvit.[14]

On January 7, 2015, in a Eurocup away game against Budućnost Podgorica, he was involved in the incident. With two minutes of game remaining, a hooligan ran into the court and hit him from the back, after which his teammate Rowland KOed the hooligan. Mejía later joined Rowland in the brawl. Referee later ejected both players from the court.[15] He was fined by the ULEB for taking part in the incident with three games of suspension and 30,000 euros.[16]

On April 16, 2015, he was named to the All-Eurocup First Team.[17]


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