Partizan bulks up inside with Samuels

Oct 17, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Partizan bulks up inside with Samuels

Partizan NIS Belgrade gave its front line a big boost in size and experience with the addition of center Samardo Samuels, who signed a deal for the remainder of the season, the club announced on Monday. Samuels (2.06 meters, 27 years old) spent most of the last season playing for the Jiangsu Dragons in China, where he averaged 20.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, then finished the season with Enel Brindisi of Italy where he posted 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds on average. Samuels is a veteran of three EuroLeague seasons, from 2013 to 2016, having played two years with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan and one with FC Barcelona Lassa, with career-averages of 9.3 points and 4 rebounds. He still holds the single-game highest performance index rating of the past four EuroLeague seasons, when he accumulated a PIR of 47 by scoring 36 points on 14-of-16 two-point shots and grabbing 9 rebounds in his Milan’s road win against Nizhny Novgorod in February of 2015. During his professional career, Samuels also played for Cleveland of the NBA, Erie Bay, Canton and Reno of the D-League and Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel. He has also been a member of the Jamaican national team, to which he helped win the 2009 CBC Championships and get a bronze medal at CentroBasket 2012.