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daniab
03-17-2010, 01:48 PM
Samer Ozeir

Height : 6'8 (202cm)
Weight : 195lbs (88 kg)
Birth : December 1992
Position : Small Forward - Power Forward
Hometown : Chamstar - Baalback (Lebanon)

Personal Achievements :

- 16th best player in Oakland according to this (http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2009/12/08/sports/doc4b1e33542998e335905876.txt)site

-Leading his school with 15.5 ppg and 9.1 rpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3834/13035119985871042810473.jpg

albiongate
03-17-2010, 02:55 PM
Samer Ozeir, a 6-foot-8 junior, left Monday’s regional semifinal win over Walled Lake Northern after suffering an injury in the second quarter and didn’t return. He leads the Wildcats in scoring (16.0), rebounds (9.5) and blocked shots (1.6).

http://www.annarbor.com/sports/high-school/coach-breaks-down-huron-novi-regional-final-matchup/

Good numbers. But he had to bulk his upper body in order to be competitive at the NCAA level. His weight 195 lbs (88 kg) won't help him under the rim.

lebanon4ever
03-17-2010, 04:24 PM
samer ozeir stats:
http://www.lebanesebasketball.co.cc/2010/03/samer-ozeir.html

daniab
04-04-2010, 06:09 AM
Novi's Ozeir towers over All-Area hoops team
April 1, 2010

At 6-foot-8, Novi junior forward Samer Ozeir can't be ignored in the gym. His size makes him a force in the paint on both ends of the court, where he picked up 9.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

“Samer is a force to deal with as an opponent. He shoots it well, can drive and scores off rebound putbacks. He is always a threat to make no matter how hot or cold he has been in the game,” Northville coach Todd Sander said of his baseline rival's big man.

Ozeir was also an outside threat for Novi. Leading the Wildcats with 33 three pointers on the season and a team-high 16.0 points per game, Ozeir combined his repertoire for 16 double-doubles.

“The area's top inside-outside threat. Excellent shooter and rebounder, continued to improve all season. Also, he's an excellent offensive rebounder,” Novi coach Cory Heitsch said.

Unfortunately for all involved, Ozeir's season ended early in Novi's regional semifinal win against Walled Lake Central when he broke his left arm.

http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20100401/SPORTS/4010336/1063/rss36

karim111
04-04-2010, 09:48 AM
Anything new about Hayk gyokchyan?

daniab
05-02-2010, 05:28 PM
Bowling Green
Central Michigan
Albany (NY)
St.Francis
Kentucky State
Lehigh
Indiana University
UNC-Charlotte

Best of luck for Samer! :)

added to the list :
Detroit
Iowa State
Buffallo
Cornell

kerdito
05-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Bowling Green
Central Michigan
Albany (NY)
St.Francis
Kentucky State
Lehigh
Indiana University
UNC-Charlotte

Best of luck for Samer! :)

:D big names I wanna see him with Indiana, CM or Kentucky State!!!!

lebanese phoenix
05-03-2010, 01:02 PM
:D big names I wanna see him with Indiana, CM or Kentucky State!!!!

are any of those ncaa div 1 ?

daniab
05-03-2010, 01:34 PM
are any of those ncaa div 1 ?

all of them are D1

ElArZ
05-03-2010, 04:37 PM
Aren't Samer and Ahmad the same age?

So why hasn't Ahmad joined a D1 league yet?

wilo22
05-03-2010, 06:08 PM
samer also didn't join . but ahmad have offers from div 1 teams like rice

Khalid80
05-03-2010, 07:13 PM
Aren't Samer and Ahmad the same age?

So why hasn't Ahmad joined a D1 league yet?

Ahmad, i believe is late 1 year in school (since he still has 1 year left and he has already turned 18 in February)

ElArZ
05-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Ahmad, i believe is late 1 year in school (since he still has 1 year left and he has already turned 18 in February)
Ah ok. Well, hope the best for Samer and hopefully we'll see him with the NT.

daniab
09-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Samer Ozeir will be in Lebanon on Sept 17th to join the youth team.

Source (http://sports.lebanese-forces.com/sports/MoreNews.aspx?newsid=101790&title=سامر%20عزير%20يلتحق%20بمنتخب%20الناشئين%20في %2017%20الشهر%20الحالي)

marc333
01-04-2011, 06:45 PM
Some updates about Samer:

Novi hopes frontcourt trio will lead to tournament success
By JEFF DULLACK
Special to The Oakland Press

A season ago, the Novi Wildcats boys basketball team made a run to the regional finals in the state playoffs.

This season, led by a talented trio of seniors in their front-court, the Wildcats are looking to go even further.

The Wildcats use that talented front court’s size much to their advantage with 6-8 Samer Ozeir, 6-7 Chris Milon, and 6-5 Rob Laney, as they have sprinted out to a 5-0 start.

“We space the floor very well, we share the ball very well and we’re efficient,” Novi head coach Cory Heitsch said about his team’s early offensive success.

“We’re doing a pretty good job of valuing most possessions and a missed shot for us, with our athleticism, isn’t a bad thing with the way we rebound offensively,” added Heitsch.

Ozeir, who is regarded as one of the county’s top players, spent part of his offseason playing for the Lebanese national U-18 team in this past summer’s FIBA World Championships in Asia, says that he has become more aggressive this year compared to years past.

“Last year, I started to take the ball to the basket, and this year, I’m just using the 3-pointer as bait,” Ozeir said. “I want to take it to the basket, I want to get points inside. Those are easy points for me and my team.”

Through his team’s first five games, Ozeir is averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Laney, a four-year varsity player, says that he and his teammates have started to trust each other this year, knowing that if they make a mistake, one of them will be there to clean it up.

“I think we’re really starting to realize, that if one of us takes it to the hole there’s going to be someone there to clean it up, so that’s helping out a lot.”

Laney, who has missed much of the past couple of seasons because of injury and illness, has been the jack of all trades for his team in the early stages of this season, leading his team in assists with almost five per game while also contributing six rebounds and 14 points per contest.

Because of injuries, Laney has become somewhat of a forgotten man in the Wildcats’ rotation, but he expects he will begin to get more recognition as the season goes on.

“He’s battled through injury and illness, things that someone his age shouldn’t have to deal with and, to his credit, he has absolutely persevered and he’s in the position again to be recognized as one of the county’s better players,” Heitsch said.

Milon has flourished since the end of last season and has become the Wildcats true inside presence, leading his team in rebounding with an average of 12 per game.

Heitsch notes that Milon has been more reliable on defense in the low post, which has led to an impressive start to his season.

“He’s more accountable defensively, he’s playing defense, and he’s not just being an athlete. He’s just taken off, he is a prototypical late bloomer,” Heitsch said.

Milon says that even with the Wildcats earning praise in the early season, he and his teammates can only look forward.

“We just have to keep the work up, we can’t let our past dictate the future. We still have to work hard in practice, and just keep playing,” Milon said.

“It’s interesting. You tell the kids not to take things for granted and it takes a tipping point before they finally realize it to their credit, working’s never been a question,” Heitsch said.

Ozeir says that he’s become better over the past couple of years because of coaching and improving his strength, and notes that he and his teammates want to win now more than ever.

“It starts with coaching,” said Ozeir, smiling with his coach standing to his side, “and just getting stronger in the offseason. I want it more now than I did. We want that title in the Central Division, we want the KLAA, district, regional titles. We don’t care who’s in our way, we talk about it all of the time.”
Last Updated: 12/24/2010 12:09:55 AM EST


I think coach Tab should consider taking him with the NT this summer, what do you think?

lebanese phoenix
01-04-2011, 08:30 PM
Some updates about Samer:

Novi hopes frontcourt trio will lead to tournament success
By JEFF DULLACK
Special to The Oakland Press

A season ago, the Novi Wildcats boys basketball team made a run to the regional finals in the state playoffs.

This season, led by a talented trio of seniors in their front-court, the Wildcats are looking to go even further.

The Wildcats use that talented front court’s size much to their advantage with 6-8 Samer Ozeir, 6-7 Chris Milon, and 6-5 Rob Laney, as they have sprinted out to a 5-0 start.

“We space the floor very well, we share the ball very well and we’re efficient,” Novi head coach Cory Heitsch said about his team’s early offensive success.

“We’re doing a pretty good job of valuing most possessions and a missed shot for us, with our athleticism, isn’t a bad thing with the way we rebound offensively,” added Heitsch.

Ozeir, who is regarded as one of the county’s top players, spent part of his offseason playing for the Lebanese national U-18 team in this past summer’s FIBA World Championships in Asia, says that he has become more aggressive this year compared to years past.

“Last year, I started to take the ball to the basket, and this year, I’m just using the 3-pointer as bait,” Ozeir said. “I want to take it to the basket, I want to get points inside. Those are easy points for me and my team.”

Through his team’s first five games, Ozeir is averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Laney, a four-year varsity player, says that he and his teammates have started to trust each other this year, knowing that if they make a mistake, one of them will be there to clean it up.

“I think we’re really starting to realize, that if one of us takes it to the hole there’s going to be someone there to clean it up, so that’s helping out a lot.”

Laney, who has missed much of the past couple of seasons because of injury and illness, has been the jack of all trades for his team in the early stages of this season, leading his team in assists with almost five per game while also contributing six rebounds and 14 points per contest.

Because of injuries, Laney has become somewhat of a forgotten man in the Wildcats’ rotation, but he expects he will begin to get more recognition as the season goes on.

“He’s battled through injury and illness, things that someone his age shouldn’t have to deal with and, to his credit, he has absolutely persevered and he’s in the position again to be recognized as one of the county’s better players,” Heitsch said.

Milon has flourished since the end of last season and has become the Wildcats true inside presence, leading his team in rebounding with an average of 12 per game.

Heitsch notes that Milon has been more reliable on defense in the low post, which has led to an impressive start to his season.

“He’s more accountable defensively, he’s playing defense, and he’s not just being an athlete. He’s just taken off, he is a prototypical late bloomer,” Heitsch said.

Milon says that even with the Wildcats earning praise in the early season, he and his teammates can only look forward.

“We just have to keep the work up, we can’t let our past dictate the future. We still have to work hard in practice, and just keep playing,” Milon said.

“It’s interesting. You tell the kids not to take things for granted and it takes a tipping point before they finally realize it to their credit, working’s never been a question,” Heitsch said.

Ozeir says that he’s become better over the past couple of years because of coaching and improving his strength, and notes that he and his teammates want to win now more than ever.

“It starts with coaching,” said Ozeir, smiling with his coach standing to his side, “and just getting stronger in the offseason. I want it more now than I did. We want that title in the Central Division, we want the KLAA, district, regional titles. We don’t care who’s in our way, we talk about it all of the time.”
Last Updated: 12/24/2010 12:09:55 AM EST


I think coach Tab should consider taking him with the NT this summer, what do you think?

great player, i dont want to overrate him, but i think that he and ahmad brahim are of the same caliber, i have high hopes for this player, averagin more than 20 pts and 10 rbds per game in high school is smt impressive.
i'm with the idea of him being called up to the Nt tryouts, but i dont think he'll make it, although it would be a great experience for him :)

lebanese phoenix
01-04-2011, 08:45 PM
according to maxpreps
http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/LLUNjWi11UOcgsWHuWaKQQ/basketball-winter-10-11/profile-samer-ozeir.htm

Ozeir is averaging so far in the season : 22pts per game, 11.2 rbds,2.6 assits and 1.4 bpg.
the kid's not not bad at all;)

daniab
01-05-2011, 06:34 AM
I know Samer more than anyone else since i got him first to Lebanon, the guy is a good prospect,very good skills and can play both the 3 and 4!
His problem now that he's very soft and weak physically, to play on the men's side he needs to develop his body since his main position is 4!

his strengths is that he can play from both inside and outside,very good dribbling and ballhandling skills for a 6'8 player, can shoot from outside with good percentage and has a great finish towards the basket!

Samer is a great person,very down to earth and knows his weaknesses and listens to what others advise him!

I think it's too early to invite to the senior team since im sure he got no chance to be part of the team now, but i think after college, he will be a GREAT player for Lebanon!

P.S: Coach Ghassan and him agreed that he comes over in summer and train with Champville (just for the summer for sure)

Laziz
01-05-2011, 07:52 AM
Do you know if he did commit to any school or not yet ?

daniab
01-05-2011, 08:25 AM
Do you know if he did commit to any school or not yet ?

no not yet, he will in march-april

Laziz
01-05-2011, 01:51 PM
Any idea where he has interest ?

Rivals state 4 schools that showed medium interest, and there is 3 huge names, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State; but I think it's a little outdated, as he is still listed at 6'5 on it.

daniab
01-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Any idea where he has interest ?

Rivals state 4 schools that showed medium interest, and there is 3 huge names, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State; but I think it's a little outdated, as he is still listed at 6'5 on it.

he told me that Indiana which is a very good college,asked for his films, so for Albany St, Francis, Ohio State, and kentucky state!

daniab
03-24-2011, 09:48 PM
Samer Ozeir (202-F-92) committed to Columbia University (NCAA D1)

for more info check this (http://sports.lebanese-forces.com/sports/MoreNews.aspx?newsid=133555) link

wilo22
03-24-2011, 09:56 PM
Samer Ozeir (202-F-92) committed to Columbia University (NCAA D1)

for more info check this (http://sports.lebanese-forces.com/sports/MoreNews.aspx?newsid=133555) link

he had the chance to play for better colleges. maybe he was searching for playing time

karim111
04-21-2011, 01:05 PM
What kind of PF is Samer? is he a scorer like ismail Ahmad?

lebanese phoenix
07-26-2011, 10:18 PM
guys, i was checking Columbia's roster and it seems that one of Ozeir's teamates will be a guard named Brian Barbour, the guy has impressive stats,he averaged 13ppg in his junior year, you think there might be a chance of him being lebanese?

m_ajjour
08-03-2011, 12:58 PM
nop my friend we talked to this guy already and he doesnt have any lebanese roots.. but he is good

Khalid80
11-13-2011, 11:19 AM
Samer Ozeir didn't get the chance to play in his team's first game :( against an extremely strong and tough UConn team (defending NCAA Champions) who have some of the biggest talents in the nation with Andre Drummond, Shabazz Napier and Jeremy Lamb..

Final Score: Columbia Lions 57 - 70 UConn Huskies

lebanese phoenix
11-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Samer Ozeir didn't get the chance to play in his team's first game :( against an extremely strong and tough UConn team (defending NCAA Champions) who have some of the biggest talents in the nation with Andre Drummond, Shabazz Napier and Jeremy Lamb..

Final Score: Columbia Lions 57 - 70 UConn Huskies

thanks for the updates Khalid,very welcomed:)
is there any chance you can keep us updated through the rest of the NCAA season:D?
i'm having a hard time keeping track of all our youngsters

Khalid80
11-13-2011, 12:22 PM
thanks for the updates Khalid,very welcomed:)
is there any chance you can keep us updated through the rest of the NCAA season:D?
i'm having a hard time keeping track of all our youngsters

Your welcome bro :) I'll try whenever I can.
But if they keep not playing or playing like 1-2 minutes without any stats I don't know if i'll continue doing so :D (of course this is not applicable for Ahmed Ibrahim (I hope) and Ali Haidar)

lebanese phoenix
11-13-2011, 07:38 PM
Your welcome bro :) I'll try whenever I can.
But if they keep not playing or playing like 1-2 minutes without any stats I don't know if i'll continue doing so :D (of course this is not applicable for Ahmed Ibrahim (I hope) and Ali Haidar)

i think that Ibrahim,Haidar and Ozeir are the ones whom we should definetly follow, am sure that soon Ozeir will get some decent playing time (8-10 mins)
as far as i know his univesity isint the best of Div 1 programs and i think he chose the Ivy league to get some playing time so hopefully he will, and will live up to his potential as a top lebanese PF prospect

khaledlebanon
06-25-2012, 11:04 PM
Where is he playing now?
Will he play in Lebanon, anytime soon?

Khalid80
06-26-2012, 05:58 AM
Where is he playing now?
Will he play in Lebanon, anytime soon?

He finished his freshman year in Columbia (Columbia Lions, NCAA Division I) so i'm guessing he will continue his sophomore year there as well.
I just hope he gets more playing time on court and continues improving.

mavrick_h
06-27-2012, 11:00 AM
He finished his freshman year in Columbia (Columbia Lions, NCAA Division I) so i'm guessing he will continue his sophomore year there as well.
I just hope he gets more playing time on court and continues improving.

If he wants to continue his personal career and get a degree then he should stay, but if he chooses to play on with the basketball career i think it's better for him to leave right now like Ibrahim did.
It's a personal decision after all. With the Lions he won't be playing much time even if he's going into the sophomore year.

francesces
11-19-2012, 05:59 PM
gazara or khalid80 , does anyone of u , have some informations concerning samer ozeir ?

Khalid80
11-19-2012, 07:33 PM
gazara or khalid80 , does anyone of u , have some informations concerning samer ozeir ?

He's now in his second year (sophomore) playing with the Columbia Lions in the NCAA Division 1. The season started on November 10 and so far his team has played 3 games in which they won 2 games and lost 1 game... Unfortunately Samer is barely getting any playing time and he score 1 FG = 2 points and 1 rebound in 6 minutes of playing time

Here's the box score where you can see his stats:
http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewContent.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&CONTENT_ID=255379

and here's the schedule of his teams games for this season:
http://www.gocolumbialions.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=9600&SPID=3886&SPSID=43665

mavrick_h
12-02-2012, 09:44 AM
I hope he gets some playing time as he's one of the three best prospects we have abroad among Ali & Hayk.
Good to see Ali & Hayk are doing great and specially if you follow their yearly stats it's obvious that they are maturing every year, even though they're playing in a less quality division.

Hopefully Samer tag along soon with some playing time.

daniab
12-02-2012, 12:01 PM
I hope he gets some playing time as he's one of the three best prospects we have abroad among Ali & Hayk.
Good to see Ali & Hayk are doing great and specially if you follow their yearly stats it's obvious that they are maturing every year, even though they're playing in a less quality division.

Hopefully Samer tag along soon with some playing time.

We also have Fouad Kikko Haydar. He came last summer and he's a good player.

mavrick_h
12-03-2012, 11:23 AM
We also have Fouad Kikko Haydar. He came last summer and he's a good player.

If you say so :D

Never seen him play though. I wish he had chosen to play in a lower division, where he could have more playing time.

OT: I'm curious to know if anyone might know new abroad players. If you (generally speaking) have any information please share it with us in the forum. Thanks

rocketstar47
12-03-2012, 12:22 PM
English or provide translation...Khalid80

khaledlebanon
07-22-2013, 12:02 AM
Any news about Samer?

Khalid80
07-22-2013, 06:59 AM
Any news about Samer?

He finished his sophomore year with Columbia last season. He still has 2 years left till he graduates.