Jamie O'Brien Skeen (born May 2, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Salon Vilpas Vikings of the Finnish Korisliiga.

Jamie Skeen
Skin1.jpg
Skeen with Maccabi Ashdod in September 2012
No. 2 – Salon Vilpas Vikings
PositionPower forward
LeagueKorisliiga
Personal information
Born (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 31)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Mecklenburg
(Huntersville, North Carolina)
College
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011ASVEL
2011–2012Ironi Ashkelon
2012–2013Maccabi Ashdod
2013–2014Sutor Montegranaro
2014Caciques de Humacao
2014–2015Belfius Mons-Hainaut
2016–2017Peja
2017–2018Kouvot
2018Hawke's Bay Hawks
2018–presentSalon Vilpas Vikings
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-CAA (2011)

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College careerEdit

Between 2006 and 2008, Skeen played college basketball for Wake Forest. Skeen was declared ineligible for the fall semester of the 2008–09 season for violating the school's academic policy. He informed the team in early December 2008 he would not appeal for reinstatement to the university, and subsequently transferred to VCU.[1] As a senior at VCU in 2010–11, Skeen earned second-team All-CAA, CAA All-Tournament Team, and NABC Division I All-District 10 First Team honors. He also helped the Rams reach the Final Four of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. In 39 games as a senior, he averaged 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Skeen split the 2011–12 season in France (ASVEL)[3] and Israel (Ironi Ashkelon), before playing for the Chicago Bulls during the 2012 NBA Summer League. He returned to the Israel for the 2013–14 season, joining Maccabi Ashdod. After a stint with the Charlotte Bobcats during the 2013 NBA Summer League, Skeen spent the 2013–14 season in Italy with Sutor Montegranaro. After a stint in Puerto Rico with Caciques de Humacao, he played for the Charlotte Hornets during the 2014 NBA Summer League. He then spent the 2014–15 season in Belgium with Belfius Mons-Hainaut.

After sitting out the 2015–16 season, Skeen's first stint back was with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League during the 2016 preseason.[4][5] In December 2016, he moved to Kosovo to play for KB Peja.

On July 26, 2017, Skeen signed a two-year deal with Serbian club Partizan.[6] The next month he arrived in Belgrade and did not pass the medical examinations, so the contract was terminated on August 18, 2017.[7] On September 7, 2017, he signed with the Finnish club Kouvot for the 2017–18 Korisliiga season.[8]

In May 2018, Skeen joined the Hawke's Bay Hawks for the 2018 New Zealand NBL season.[9][10]

For the 2018–19 season, Skeen joined Salon Vilpas Vikings of the Finnish Korisliiga.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skeen transferring from Wake Forest
  2. ^ Skeen à l’ASVEL ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ SKEEN SIGNS WITH ASVEL BASKETBALL CLUB IN FRANCE
  4. ^ "Greensboro Swarm Announce 2016 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 31, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sports Digest". Greensboro.com. November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Džejmi Skin dve godine u Partizanu". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Džejmi Skin nije prošao lekarske preglede, ugovor je automatski neaktivan". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jamie Skeen Kouvojen kolmas ulkomaalaisvahvistus". kouvot.fi (in Finnish). September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  9. ^ NZhoops (May 3, 2018). "The Bay Hawks have signed import big man". Twitter. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Singh, Anendra (May 3, 2018). "Basketball: Hawks predictably shoot down Jets but it's Mountainairs next as they soldier on". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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