Samardo Samuels (born January 9, 1989) is a Jamaican professional basketball player for Chorale Roanne Basket of the LNB Pro A. He is a 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall power forward–center who attended college at the University of Louisville.
Samuels with the FC Barcelona Lassa
|No. 24 – Chorale Roanne Basket|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|League||LNB Pro A|
|Born||January 9, 1989|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||270 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||Saint Benedict's Prep|
(Newark, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Samuels attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. Samuels was ranked 9th in the nation by Rivals.com and 2nd in the nation by Scout.com. 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. He played in the two top all-American games, the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.
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.
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, 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.
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. On January 1, after two games in the NBA D-League, he was recalled by the Cavs.
Several short stints (2013)Edit
Olimpia Milano (2013–15)Edit
On July 25, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Italian club Emporio Armani Milano. 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.
On July 22, 2015, Samuels signed a two-year deal with the Spanish club FC Barcelona Lassa. On September 11, 2015, Barcelona announced that Samuels has suffered right hand injury and will miss about 6 weeks of action. 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.
Jiangsu Dragons (2016–17)Edit
Several short stints (2017–present)Edit
On October 16, 2017, Samuels signed with the Serbian club Partizan for the rest of the 2017–18 season. 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. The suspension came as a result of his public criticism of the club, head coach Miroslav Nikolić and other inappropriate remarks toward female journalists. Shortly after, he parted ways with the club.
On February 14, 2018, Samuels signed with the French club Limoges CSP for the rest of the 2017–18 season. After averaging 11 points and 4 rebounds per game, he re-signed with the club on August 20, 2018.
|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|
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.
- 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
- Rivals.com Prospect Rankings
- Scout.com: Football Recruiting
- Halley, Jim (2008-05-02). "Super 25: Lincoln (N.Y.) climbs three spots with state title". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- "NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas". Ridiculousupside.com. June 28, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- Ex-Louisville forward Samardo Samuels signs with Cavaliers
- "Samardo Samuels Assigned to Erie BayHawks". NBA.com. December 27, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- Samardo Samuels Game-by-Game Stats
- Cleveland Cavaliers Assign Samardo Samuels to NBA D-League Affiliate Canton Charge Archived 2012-12-31 at the Wayback Machine
- Cavs recall Samardo Samuels from D-League
- Cavaliers Waive Samuels
- 2012–13 Transactions
- "Hapoel Jerusalem officially signs Samardo Samuels to a 2-month deal". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- "Olimpia Milano officially sign Samardo Samuels". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- "Samardo Samuels won't come back to Milano". sportando.basketball. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "FC Barcelona lands big man Samuels". Euroleague.net. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "Samardo Samuels out 6 weeks for a fracture of the metatarsus". sportando.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- Samardo Samuels, Barcelona Lassa part ways
- Samardo Samuels officially signs with Jiangsu Dragons
- Samardo Samuels official signs with New Basket Brindisi
- Samardo Samuels signs with Real Betis Energia Plus
- "Samardo Samuels, Real Betis Energia Plus officially part ways". Sportando. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "Samardo Semjuels je novi igrač Partizana". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
- "Semjuels u "svađi" sa formom, Nikolićem, grobarima". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "Partizan suspendovao Semjuelsa". b92.net (in Serbian). 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "Samardo Samuels, KK Partizan parting ways". sportando.basketball. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "Samardo Samuels au Limoges CSP !". limogescsp.com (in French). February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- "Limoges CSP re-signs Samardo Samuels". Sportando. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
- "Chorale Roanne ink Samardo Samuels". Sportando. February 16, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2020.