K'zell Wesson

K'Zell Ray Wesson (* June 24, 1977 in Portland, Oregon ) is an American professional basketball player. Wesson greatest success as a player was the German championship in 2007 with the Brose Baskets in Bamberg and the victory in the French Cup competition in 2005 with BCM Gravelines. In its checkered career played Wesson beginning in " Minor Leagues " in his home country and some time in France, Greece and Turkey. Although only a little more than two meters in height was measuring athletic and strong player's rebound, which is why it was used in the frontcourt against players much longer the special strength. After Wesson had played a long time for various clubs in Turkey, he plays in the 2013/14 season for the Kosovar runner-up Sigal Prishtina, who also plays in the supranational Balkan International Basketball League.


Colleges (1995 to 1999)

Already as a student was Wesson relatively unsettled. After one season for the Bulldogs of South Carolina State University, with whom he won the Championship Tournament 1996, the Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference and a significant first round defeat conceded against the Jayhawks of the University of Kansas in the national NCAA finals, he first went back to the Junior College " USU - College of Eastern Utah," in Price (Utah ), who have a high school team, the Golden Eagles in the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association. After that year, he then went to the La Salle University in Philadelphia on the east coast, where he again played for the college team in the NCAA Division I Explorers. The Explorers, then only recently in the Atlantic 10 Conference could not reach in their Conference something even qualify for an NCAA tournament.

Minor Leagues USA (1999 to 2001)

Then Wesson played in the summer of 1999 in the United States Basketball League Summer League for the Seagulls from Atlantic City (New Jersey), to recommend themselves in this way for a contract in a better-paid U.S. professional league. In the season 1999/2000 it held to a commitment at the Trenton Shooting Stars in the IBL newly established, which should already almost two years later merged into the CBA re-established. After a further commitment to the Seagulls in the summer of 2000 Wesson played in the 2000 /01 season for the first time in Europe before he played with the Seagulls and in the Cocodrilos from the Venezuelan Caracas again in summer 2001. Then he focused his career in the wake of Europe.

Beginning in Europe (2000 to 2006)

After Wesson already in the 2000 /01 season for league newcomer Büyük Kolej from Ankara, Türkiye Basketbol Ligi (TBL ) played with the club in ninth place of the main draws in the qualifying round of the Championship play-offs was divorced from, he received for the season 2001/ 02 a contract in French Cholet. There he could as a recommendation a double-double in points and rebounds on average from the TBL 2000/ 01 mitbringen.In the LNB Pro A one reached the third place after the main round and lost the play-off semi-final series against the eventual champion ASVEL. While his teammate Tony Dorsey left the club, Wesson was the following season in Cholet. This should be in the sequence is the only time that he stayed more than one season at a club. As Table fifth would retire in the first play-off round against BCM Gravelines. Wesson changed as the best rebounder of the Pro A 2002/ 03 with a double-double average in the Italian Roseto degli Abruzzi. However, Roseto missed in the Lega Basket Serie A re- play-off position as well as Wesson narrowly with 14.9 points and 9.5 rebounds a double-double missed on average. He then returned to France and played in the 2004/05 season for the runner- BCM Gravelines on the English Channel. Although Gravelines won the French Cup competition its first national title, but different as Table ninth in the play-off qualifying round for the championship early from. Wesson, again recorded a double-double in section and was once again the best rebounder of the French league. Plan for the next season 2005/ 06 he moved to the master IG Basket from Strasbourg, but their title success could not be repeated and were eliminated in the play-off semi-final series as the defending champion. In the preliminary round of the ULEB Euro League 2005 /06 would retire after just three wins in 14 games prematurely, after losing in the highest European club competition among other twice against the German champions GHP Bamberg.

Germany and Greece ( 2006-2008 )

For the 2006/ 07 Wesson received a contract in the German basketball league at the Brose Baskets, so the new name of GHP Bamberg, previously had their titles can not defend. In the National Basketball League in 2006/ 07 is, however, remained in third place in the main round of the Championship play-offs at the end victorious and took the second championship to Bamberg. After an injury to the intervertebral disc Wesson could not act as usual and had to suspend some games so that he reached a double-digit average over the season neither points nor in rebounds. In the semi-finals and in the final series of the play-offs, however, he achieved an average return over ten rebounds. Wesson left but again the club and went to Greece for AEK Athens in the capital in the A1 Ethniki. With this club he returned to the play-offs to the Greek Cup, where they lost in the first round Olympiakos Piraeus. Then he joined PAOK from Thessaloniki, but he left early after start of the season 2008/ 09.

End of career in Turkey ( since 2009)

For the remainder of the 2008 /09 Wesson returned to Turkey, where he had begun his career in Europe in 2000. Beşiktaş Cola Turka With from Istanbul but he dropped out in the first play-off round against local rivals Galatasaray Café Crown. For the 2009/10 season, he then went to Izmir to Pınar Karşıyaka, but also were eliminated in the first play-off round at the end of the season. In the 2010/11 season he played for Turk Telekom in Ankara, but missed the play-offs, although Wesson with nine rebounds in the section was the first time in close to a double-double per game. In the following season, it was enough with the team from Erdemir also no longer be a way into the play-offs for the championship. Then got Wesson a contract more in the top division and he played in the 2012/13 season in the second division for Baskent Gençlik from the capital Ankara. For the 2013/14 season he joined the Kosovo runner Sigal from the capital Pristina.