Career: Mahram (Iran -1st Div. 2001-02), Saba Battery (Iran-Superleague, 2002-05), Peykan (Iran-Superleague, 2005-06), Mahram (Iran-Superleague, 2006-08)
Mehdi Kamrani is a solid and fundamentally sound point guard who is a true leader of the team – just what the coach needs for his floor general. Mehdi can score, however, something he showed when averaging 9.3 points in 24 minutes per contest last year at the FIBA Asia Championship. He and teammate Samad led Mahram to the league title this past season and showed great chemistry together when firing Saba Battery to their second Asian Championship title. Mehdi is a true point guard - a pass-first player who is always looking to set up his teammates. Another reason why Mehdi is crucial is his presence in the locker room. A leg injury disrupted his preparations for the Beijing Games and prevented him from playing for Iran at the FIBA Diamond Ball for Men in Nanjing.