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Omar Samhan
PF/C - 6'11, 265lbs - 35 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 11/03/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Saint Mary's
  • Country: USA/Egypt
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
16th July, 2010LithuaniaSigned a three year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas. Included team option for 2012/13.
28th September, 2011LithuaniaLeft Zalgiris Kaunas.
13th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Houston.
19th December, 2011NBAWaived by Houston.
5th January, 2012PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
27th February, 2012PhilippinesLeft Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
21st February, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with ratiopharm Ulm.
15th July, 2014PolandSigned a one year contract with King Wilki Morski Szczecin.
9th September, 2014PolandLeft King Wilki Morski Szczecin.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a local tryout player by Texas Legends.
13th March, 2015D-LeagueWaived by Texas Legends.
4th April, 2015D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
8th December, 2015AustraliaSigned for the remainder of the season with Townsville Crocodiles.
16th February, 2016AustraliaLeft Townsville Crocodiles.
16th February, 2016Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Atleticos de San German.
15th September, 2016BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Leuven Bears.
1st April, 2017BelgiumLeft Leuven Bears.
1st April, 2017Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Santeros de Aguada.
31st July, 2017JapanSigned a one year contract with Shiga Lakestars.
Career Moves
2006 - 2010Saint Mary's (NCAA)
July 2010Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2010 - September 2011Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
December 2011Houston Rockets (NBA)
January 2012 - February 2012Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
February 2013 - June 2013ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)
July 2014 - September 2014King Wilki Morskie Szczecin (Poland)
October 2014 - March 2015Texas Legends (D-League)
April 2015 - June 2015Lons Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
December 2015 - February 2016Townsville Crocodiles (Australia)
February 2016 - June 2016San German (Puerto Rico)
September 2016 - April 2017Leuven Bears (Belgium)
April 2017 - June 2017Aguada (Puerto Rico)
July 2017 - presentShiga Lakestars (Japan)
Articles about Omar Samhan

July 10, 2010

Omar Samhan

Samhan lost a lot of weight in between his junior and senior seasons, in a bid to make himself into a serious NBA draft prospect. It worked, in the sense that he did become a genuine draft prospect. However, the main thing that held Samhan back was his athleticism, or his lack thereof. And losing all the weight didn't change that. He went from being big and very slow, to being slightly less big and still very slow. Samhan's speed and lack of leaping ability hurts him defensively - particularly on the perimeter, where he is absolutely terrible - and it also hurts him offensively. For all the good footwork and touch around the basket, Samhan can struggle to score against athletic big men, of which the NBA is never lacking. He rebounds, he scores, he'll block your shot if you get near him, and he won't lack for confidence or eyebrows.....but he's just not quick enough for the NBA.

I don't know what to suggest that could improve his chances. He lost the excess weight, and still isn't fast.

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