Sam Dekker finding success in the Turkish Basketball Super League

Originally drafted 18th overall by the Houston Rockets, former Badgers forward Sam Dekker is continuing to blaze his own trail on the basketball court.

Sam Dekker was signed by the Toronto Raptors on August 10th after playing two highly productive years overseas.

After being lightly used in the preseason and appearing in just one regular season game, Sam Dekker would ultimately be waived by the Toronto Raptors on November 6th.

He would land on his feet rather quickly, signing with Bahçeşehir Koleji of the Turkish Basketball Super League on December 4th – and he appears to be settling in quite nicely.

As it stands, Sam Dekker is the clubs leading scorer – averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes per game on 55% shooting from the field.

Sam Dekker can only return to the NBA this season if offered a full guaranteed contract. There is no doubt that the talent is there, he just needs an opportunity to log consistent minutes.

Sam Dekker helped lead the Badgers to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2014, 2015 while donning the cardinal and white, including a national championship appearance.

In total, Dekker appeared in 113 games with 81 starts in his three seasons in Madison, and earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors his sophomore and junior seasons.

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