Marc Salyers

Marc Douglas Salyers (born February 28, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played at the small forward and power forward positions.

Marc Salyers
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Salyers with Chorale Roanne in 2007
Personal information
Born (1979-02-28) February 28, 1979 (age 42)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolApollo (Owensboro, Kentucky)
CollegeSamford (1997–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career2001–2014
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
2001–2003Cimberlo Novara
2003–2004Oyak Renault
2004Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2005BCM Gravelines
2005BG Leitershofen
2005Busan Magicwings
2006RB Montecatini Terme
2006–2008Chorale Roanne
2008Azovmash Mariupol
2009–2010Le Mans Sarthe
2010–2011Angelico Biella
2011Sagesse Beirut
2012–2013Al Mouttahed Tripoli
2013STB Le Havre
2014BC Orchies
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Salyers played college basketball at Samford University with the Samford Bulldogs from 1997 to 2001. In his senior season, he averaged 17.2 points per game.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Salyers played his first two professional years with Cimberlo Novara of the Italian Legadue.

For the 2003–04 season, he moved to Turkey and signed with Oyak Renault. He was the top scorer of the 2003–04 TBL season, with average of 25.3 points per game.[2] In April 2004, he moved for the remainder of the season to Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, and helped them to win the 2003–04 LNB Pro A season.[3]

For the 2004–05 season he returned to Turkey and signed with Fenerbahçe. He averaged 16.6 points in 19 FIBA Europe League games and helped Fenerbahce to make it to that competition's semifinals.[4]

During the 2005–06 season, Salyers played for four teams – BCM Gravelines of France, BG Leitershofen of Germany, the Busan Magicwings of South Korea and RB Montecatini Terme of Italy.

In the summer of 2006, he returned to France and signed with Chorale Roanne. In his first season with Roanne, he helped them to win both the French League and the Semaine des As titles, earning MVP honours in both occasions. In his second season with Roanne, he played great in EuroLeague. On November 14, 2007, he scored 40 points against his former team Fenerbahçe during a EuroLeague match.[5] For his performances during the season, he was awarded with the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy, an annual award given to the EuroLeague's top scorer of the season.[6]

On July 6, 2008, Salyers signed with Ukrainian club Azovmash Mariupol.[7] The financial troubles of Azovmash have forced him to leave during the season. As a player of Azovmash he averaged 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12 games of the Ukrainian Superleague.[8]

On July 18, 2009, Salyers signed with Le Mans Sarthe for the 2009–10 season.[9]

On July 28, 2010, he signed with Italian club Angelico Biella for the 2010–11 Serie A season.[10] In 30 games, he averaged 11.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.[11]

The 2011–12 season, Salyers started playing with Sukhumi in the FIBA EuroChallenge qualifying round.[12] In November 2011, he signed with Trabzonspor.[13] He left Trabzon after appearing in seven games.

In August 2012, he signed with Al Mouttahed Tripoli of the Lebanese Basketball League for the 2012–13 season.[14]

On October 23, 2013, Salyers signed with STB Le Havre of the French Pro A.[15] On November 29, 2013, he parted ways with Le Havre after appearing in only three games.[16] On December 30, 2013, he signed with BC Orchies of the LNB Pro B for the rest of the season.[17]


  1. ^ College stats at
  2. ^ "Turkish Basketball League History".
  3. ^ "Elan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez – Champion de France 2004".
  4. ^ "Marc Salyers – FIBA Europe League Men (2005) – FIBA Europe".
  5. ^ "Chorale Roanne vs. Fenerbahce Ulker – Game".
  6. ^ "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Marc Salyers, Roanne".
  7. ^ "Azovmash adds Salyers, Capin, Serapinas".
  8. ^ "Marc Salyers is looking for a team".
  9. ^ "Le Mans lands former Ford Trophy winner Salyers".
  10. ^ "Biella signs Marc Salyers and Goran Jurak".
  11. ^ "Legabasket".
  12. ^ "Sokhumi Clinch Big First Leg Win – EuroChallenge (2012) – FIBA Europe".
  13. ^ "Marc Salyers Trabzonspor'da".
  14. ^ "Marc Salyers returns to action and will play in Lebanon". September 16, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  15. ^ "Le Havre announced Marc Salyers". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  16. ^ "Marc Salyers, Le Havre part ways". November 29, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  17. ^ "Marc Salyers signs with Orchies in French Pro B". Retrieved December 30, 2013.

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