Samardo Samuels was born January 9, 1989 in Trelawny, Jamaica. He is a current player for Jamaica’s National team and Emporio Armani Milano of the Lega Basket Serie A in Italy. At 6'9", and 260 lbs he dominates as a power forward/center. Samuels attended the University of Louisville.
Samuels played for the Chicago Bulls in the 2010 NBA Summer League. He averaged 12.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. On August 17, 2010, Samuels signed a 3-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On March 2, 2011, Samuels made his first career start against the San Antonio Spurs in place of the injured Antawn Jamison and scored a career high 23 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.
On December 28, 2012, Samuels was assigned to the Canton Charge of the D-League. He was recalled on December 31, 2012. On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Cavaliers. He was acquired by the D-League's Reno Bighorns on January 17, 2013.
On July 25, 2013, Samuels signed a two-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano.