Crocs sign import Omar Samhan
American-Egyptian center, recently signed in the SEABL for NW Tasmania. Went to college at St Mary's with Clint Steindl and Mitch Young, amongst other Australians.
Apparently negotiations stalled with their first choice Bryce Dejean-Jones:
Bryce Dejean-Jones no longer @TsvCrocs first @NBL choice to replace Brian Conklin after negotiations stall @7NewsTownsville
Samhan has a fairly spotted pro history, needs a chance to stick somewhere:
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Samhan joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On July 16, 2010, he signed a two-year deal (with the option of a third) with Žalgiris of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He left Žalgiris after just one season.
On December 13, 2011, Samhan signed with the Houston Rockets. However, he was later waived by the Rockets on December 19.
In February 2012, Samhan signed with the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters of the Philippine Basketball Association. He left later that month after appearing in just two games.
In February 2013, Samhan signed with ratiopharm Ulm of Germany for the rest of the 2012-13 season. In June 2013, he parted ways with Ulm.
In the summer of 2013, Samhan signed with the Alexandria Sporting Club for the 2013–14 Egyptian Basketball Premier League season.
On July 20, 2014, Samhan signed with King Wilki Morskie of Poland for the 2014–15 season. However, his contract was later terminated by the club on September 9, 2014. On November 3, 2014, Samhan was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. On March 13, 2015, he was waived by the Legends after appearing in 18 games. On April 4, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders, closing out the season with the team. However, he didn't play for them.
On November 20, 2015, Samhan signed with the NW Tasmania Thunder for the 2016 SEABL season.
In 18 DLeague games, he averaged 12.2 MPG for 2.3 PPG and 2.7 RPG at 32% FG and 22% 3P.