Full Name: Samuel Damian Haley
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 245
Birthdate: December 3, 1972 (New York, NY)
High School: Myrtle Beach HS (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Has played professionally in Brazil, Indonesia, and the USBL. Has also been a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Appeared in 14 games for the Brooklyn Kings of the USBL in 2002, averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Participated in the 1996 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at Missouri, after first two seasons at Connors State College in Warner, OK. Finished career ranked sixth all-time in blocked shots at Missouri with 69. Twin brother Simeon was a teammate at both Connors State and Missouri.
As a senior, averaged 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes a game. Started seven games, including the last five games of the season where he averaged 16.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in those contests. Set career-highs in scoring and rebounding with 31 points and 15 rebounds against Murray State in the first round of the NIT on Mar. 13. Posted a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds against Oklahoma on Mar. 8 in the first round of the Big Eight Tournament.
As a junior, averaged 8.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.8 blocked shots in 19.8 minutes a game. Started 22 of 28 games. Averages improved to 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in Big Eight contests. Scored team-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Oklahoma on Mar. 4. Led team with 14 points and nine rebounds at Kansas on Jan. 9. Recorded season-highs of 24 points and 12 rebounds against Nebraska on Feb. 22. Tied school record with five blocked shots against Iowa State on Feb. 8. .
As a sophomore at Connors State, averaged 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds. Had single-game bests of 24 points and 19 rebounds. Made Bi-State All-Conference and was selected 1994 Region II All-Tournament. Finished junior college career as school’s all-time leading rebounder.
As a freshman, averaged 12.0 points and 11.6 rebounds, shooting 64.2% from the field.