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Young is back at Al Ahli, ex Guizhou - Oct 7, 2016


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Sam Young
Al Ahli Dubai (D1) welcome back to their roster 31-year old American swingman Sam Young (198-100kg-85, college: Pittsburgh). He already played here the last season. But last summer Young signed with Guizhou in Chinese NBL league, but left shortly just after 3 games. He recorded very impressive stats: 25.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg.
The last season while Young played at Al Ahli, he helped them to win the cup and make to league final.
In 2009 Young was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (36th overall). He attended University of Pittsburgh and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Young was voted Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSN All-Imports Team in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Young's career allowed him to visit five different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Young tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Italy (Juvecaserta), Mexico (Halcones UV Xalapa), Turkey (Usak Sportlif), NBA (Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana and San Sebastian).
On Young: Sam Young is a talented, gritty scorer and rebounder who displays outstanding competitiveness. Young has a good understanding of the game and fits perfectly into any team system. Young has showed his athleticism with spectacular dunks, thundering rebounds and surprising blocks. A power forward, Young can score inside or outside, is super athletic, plays good defense and gets up on the glass.

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Coach Jordanco Davitkov, current Al Shaab head coach is the new head coach of Macedonia NT !! - 11 days ago
The Macedonian Basketball Federation named the experienced 53 years old coach Jordanco Davitkov to be the new head coach of Macedonia senior NT, he will replaces the Serbian coach Dragan Raca who coached the national team during last summer. Actually this is not the first time for coach Jordanco at that position, he coached the senior national team of Macedonia between 2001 until 2007 and since 2009 he has been coaching in Middle east he worked 3 seasons with Al Qadsia then one season wi...   [read more]

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Al Wasl lands Travis Gabbidon, ex Al Ittihad !! - 11 days ago
Al Wasl Dubai (D1) tabbed 31-year old American forward Travis Gabbidon (201-86, college: UTSA). He started the season at Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabian SBL league. The last season Gabbidon played at Al Shaab. Among other achievements his team made it to the ABA Semifinals in 2014. Gabbidon received also Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention award back in 2013. He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Gabbidon experienced life in six different countries...   [read more]

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Jordanco Davitkov sits in the hot chair of Macedonian NT - 13 days ago
Jordanco Davitkov will be the new Macedonian National Team head coach. The Macedonian specialist will replace unsuccessful Dragan Raca at helm before the European Pre-Qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup where Macedonia will face Kosovo and Estonia. For Davitkov this will be his second time on the "hot chair" as head coach of the Macedonian NT where he stood 10 years earlier, taking over from Marin Dokuzovski (agency: BeoBasket ) in 2001 after the series of unsuccessful atte...   [read more]


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