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Omar Samhan - PF/C, 6'11, 265
Signed in Japan - Signed with Shiga Lakestars
       Date of birth: 11/03/1988
       Country: USA/Egypt
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
     Out of: Saint Mary's
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

16th July, 2010 Lithuania Signed a three year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas. Included team option for 2012/13.
28th September, 2011 Lithuania Left Zalgiris Kaunas.
13th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Houston.
19th December, 2011 NBA Waived by Houston.
5th January, 2012 Philippines Signed for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
27th February, 2012 Philippines Left Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
21st February, 2013 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with ratiopharm Ulm.
15th July, 2014 Poland Signed a one year contract with King Wilki Morski Szczecin.
9th September, 2014 Poland Left King Wilki Morski Szczecin.
30th October, 2014 D-League Designated as a local tryout player by Texas Legends.
13th March, 2015 D-League Waived by Texas Legends.
4th April, 2015 D-League Acquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
8th December, 2015 Australia Signed for the remainder of the season with Townsville Crocodiles.
16th February, 2016 Australia Left Townsville Crocodiles.
16th February, 2016 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Atleticos de San German.
15th September, 2016 Belgium Signed a one year contract with Leuven Bears.
1st April, 2017 Belgium Left Leuven Bears.
1st April, 2017 Puerto Rico Signed a one season contract with Santeros de Aguada.
31st July, 2017 Japan Signed a one year contract with Shiga Lakestars.
When: Where:
2006 - 2010 Saint Mary's (NCAA)
July 2010 Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2010 - September 2011 Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
December 2011 Houston Rockets (NBA)
January 2012 - February 2012 Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
February 2013 - June 2013 ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)
July 2014 - September 2014 King Wilki Morskie Szczecin (Poland)
October 2014 - March 2015 Texas Legends (D-League)
April 2015 - June 2015 Lons Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
December 2015 - February 2016 Townsville Crocodiles (Australia)
February 2016 - June 2016 San German (Puerto Rico)
September 2016 - April 2017 Leuven Bears (Belgium)
April 2017 - June 2017 Aguada (Puerto Rico)
July 2017 - present Shiga Lakestars (Japan)
From blog:

   2010 Summer League Rosters: Dallas Mavericks

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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