Jamaica centre Samuels signs with Trilogy for new Big 3 season

By Sports Desk August 01, 2019
Jamaica centre Samardo Samuels. Jamaica centre Samardo Samuels.

Former Cleveland Cavalier big man Samardo Samuels is expected to return to United States to join the Big 3 basketball league.

The professional 3-on-3 league founded in part by rapper Ice Cube has been attracting several former NBA players since its inception in 2017.  The move will see Samuels, the former Louisville centre, return to play basketball in the United State for the first time since 2013.

The 6’9, 270-pound big man signed for the Cavaliers in 2010 after going undrafted but failed to hold down a spot despite playing for three years with the Cavaliers. 

Since then the much-traveled Jamaica, who has had a tumultuous past several years, had plied his trade all over the globe.  The 30-year-old has stints in the NBA Development League, Israel, Italy, Spain, China, Italy again, Belgrade, and France.

Samuels is expected to join the Trilogy where he has been drafted to replace Patrick O’Bryant.  The competition’s eight-game regular season is scheduled to get underway on August 3.

 

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