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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

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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Signed in Japan


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