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Omri Casspi

  • Full Name: Omri Casspi
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 225
  • Birthdate: June 22, 1988
  • College: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Israeli League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 19 30 51 0.588 27 41 0.659 2 8 0.25 45 20 12 1 89 4.7
2006-07 26 92 180 0.511 72 102 0.706 34 71 0.479 75 28 26 12 290 11.2
2007-08 25 99 199 0.497 62 84 0.738 19 63 0.302 101 37 11 8 279 11.2
2008-09 19 99 153 0.647 29 39 0.744 17 42 0.405 87 36 16 4 244 12.8
Totals 89 320 583 0.549 190 266 0.714 72 184 0.391 308 121 65 25 902 10.1
EuroCup Challenge
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 6 34 58 0.586 19 28 0.679 5 12 0.417 19 8 8 1 92 15.3
Totals 6 34 58 0.586 19 28 0.679 5 12 0.417 19 8 8 1 92 15.3
Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 3 0 0 4 0 2 4 0.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.7
2007-08 20 7 36 66 0.545 15 25 0.6 4 14 0.286 42 12 6 5 91 4.5
2008-09 16 8 52 103 0.505 27 35 0.771 9 20 0.45 50 7 13 3 140 8.8
Totals 39 15 88 173 0.509 44 64 0.688 13 35 0.371 92 19 19 8 233 6

An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.


Career Highlights:

Has played in his native Israel his entire career. Grew up with Hapoel Holon but moved on to Maccabi Tel Aviv where he made his professional debut in 2005-06. Loaned to Hapoel Galil Elyon for the 2006-07 season before returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv for 2007-08, where his current teammates include former NBA players Carlos Arroyo, Dee Brown and Marcus Brown. A member of the Israeli U20 National Team. Averaged 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds at the 2007 European U20 Championships in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Led team with 21.4 points and 7.1 rebounds at the 2006 European U18 Championships in Amaliada, Greece. Averaged 14.0 points and 5.2 rebounds at the 2005 European U18 Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Scored 14 points for the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis, Tennessee. Averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10.5 minutes over six games in the 2008 European Championships.

2008-09:

Averaged 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israeli Premier League over the first 19 games. Had 27 points vs. Rishon LZ. Also tallied 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting vs. Rishon earlier in the season. In 16 Euroleague contests, posted 8.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 17.3 minutes. Poured in 19 points in 22 minutes at Le Mans.

2007-08:

Averaged 11.4 points and 4.0 rebounds for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israeli Premier League regular season play. Averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.4 minutes a contest in Euroleague play. Scored in double figures three times. Posted highs of 18 points and ten rebounds at FC Barcelona in the playoffs.

2006-07:

Averaged 11.2 points and 2.9 rebounds for Galil Elyon in Israeli Premier League regular season play. Contributed 15.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in six Eurocup Challenge games. Registered a high of 27 points vs. BK Prostejov. Tallied 18 points and eight rebounds vs. Olympias Patras.

2005-06:

Averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.3 minutes a contest for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel Premier League regular season play. Appeared in three Euroleague games, scoring a total of two points.

Strengths: Skilled forward who plays hard and exhibits toughness on the boards. Excels in transition.

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