Marc Salyers

Marc Douglas Salyers ( born February 28, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois ) is an American professional basketball player. After completing his studies in his home country Salyers played professionally in Europe. Joined the club Chorale Roanne he won the 2007 French Championship after he had this won with Élan Béarnais Pau - Orthez in 2004, and was then in the highest European League ULEB Euro League topscorer of the main round, thus winning the Alphonso Ford Trophy 2007/08.


Salyers played during his studies at Samford University in Homewood in the U.S. state of Alabama for the University Team Bulldogs, the time of the Transamerica Athletic Conference of NCAA Division I belonged. With the Bulldogs, he won the first two Conference titles this high school teams in 1999, where he was named MVP of the championship tournament, and 2000. Prior to the nationwide finals would retire each made in the first round.

After study in late 2001 Salyers signed as a professional basketball club from a contract with Borgomanero in the newly formed second Italian league Legadue. In the first season even fourth place we ended the season 2002/ 03 after the change in the provincial capital of Novara as a table next to last and could avoid relegation to the third division only by a license revocation of the first division club Virtus Bologna. Salyers was good with 19 points per game among the driving forces of his team. In the season 2003/ 04 Salyers played for Oyak Renault in Bursa, Türkiye Ligi Basketbol. After just two wins from their first seventeen games Oyak were no longer sufficient to avoid relegation five wins out of the next nine games. Salyers played with just under 39 minutes operating time practically without a break and was good with 25 points per game scorer of the Turkish league this season. After the season he moved for the play- offs at the French Championship for the defending champion Élan Béarnais to Pau. The main round Second they won the final series against BCM Gravelines and was again champion of France. For the season 2004 /05 he returned to Turkey and played for Fenerbahçe in Istanbul. With Fenerbahçe he could reach the play-offs of the Turkish championships, where you eliminated in the semifinals against local rivals and defending champion Efes Pilsen Istanbul, who also later won the title. In the FIBA EuroCup they reached the Final Four tournament, where it proved a good host and took fourth place after two defeats. Salyers had previously participated in the All- Star Game this competition in Cyprus Nicosia.

At the beginning of the season 2005/ 06 he first completed three games in the French LNB Pro A, this time for BCM Gravelines from Dunkirk. Subsequently, he was briefly the German third division, then the third- highest division, BG Leitershofen from near Augsburg reported before, he then played until January 2006 at the South Korean club Busan Magic Wings in the Korean Basketball League. In January 2006, he returned to the Italian Legadue and played until the end of the season the club from Montecatini Terme. Then For the season 2006/ 07 he got a contract with the French first division Chorale Roanne Basket from. First, they won the French League Cup Semaine de ace in the final match against Le Mans Sarthe Basket (MSB ), was appointed at the Salyers for MVP, and then also the final game for the French championship against the main round First SLUC Nancy Basket. In the following season 2007/08 SLUC Nancy revenge for the final defeat and won the final game, this time against the defending champion Chorale Roanne significantly. Salyers was named this season for MVP étranger, the best foreign player in the French league. In the highest European League ULEB Euro League 2007 /08 he was in the first round with just under 22 points per game the best scorer and then received the Alphonso Ford Trophy. However, this did not change the departure of Chorale Roanne in the preliminary round.

For the 2008/ 09 season, he broke up his contract with Chorale Roanne and switched to BK Asowmasch the Ukrainian Mariupol. After twelve championship games Salyers left the club in late December 2008 due to outstanding payments. In the season 2009/10 he was in the French Cup Winners MSB Le Mans active again in the French league. Before start of the season, they lost in the qualifiers for the ULEB Euro League 2009/10 against the German representatives Alba Berlin. In the second round of the Eurocup 2009/10 they met again at Alba Berlin, the group winners were, and retired as a group from Last. In the French Cup we sat down in the semifinal series against Salyers ' former club Chorale Roanne through and reached the final match, which was lost against Cholet Basket. In the season 2010/11 Salyers moved to the first Italian League Serie A to Angelico Biella. With this club he reached the 14th place and last non- relegation spot as last season. After he was first announced as a new addition at the Lebanese Club Club Sagesse in Beirut for the season 2011/12, he eventually moved on to playing in Tbilisi BK Sukhumi in Georgia, with which he was eliminated early in the season in qualifying for the Euro Challenge 2011 /12. Then there was dispute over pending salary payments, which is why Salyers the club in mid-October left again. In November, he signed a contract with the sports club from Trabzon and thus returned in the Turkish league. After seven games, however, they separated again already. In the 2012/13 season Salyers played in the Lebanese Tripoli for Al - Moutahed again under coach Jean- Denys Choulet, under whom he had already played in the French Roanne. For the following season, he returned to France and playing for the first division club Saint Thomas Basket Le Havre from which, however, released him after a few games back from his contract, whereupon Salyers joined the second division newcomer from Orchies.


Salyers had a tattoo on his back a large-scale cross, which in the context of the U.S. television show Miami Ink - was recorded Tattoos for life.