Stiemsma playing for the Celtics.
|No. - Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Date of birth: September 26, 1985|
|Place of birth: Randolph, Wisconsin|
|Height: 6 ft 11 in||Weight: 260 lbs|
|NBA Draft: 2008; Undrafted|
|Debuted in 2008 for Oyak Renault|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Profile at NBA.com|
Gregory "Greg" Ross Stiemsma (born September 26, 1985, in Randolph, Wisconsin) is an American professional basketball player who plays at Center in the NBA for the Boston Celtics currently as a Restricted free agent.
Stiemsma was born on September 26, 1985, in Randolph, a village in Columbia and Dodge counties in Wisconsin. He is the only player from the Randolph Cambria–Friesland Area to play professional basketball.
Stiemsma led the Randolph High School to three consecutive state basketball titles in Division 4, the smallest division in the state.
Stiemsma attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He played three seasons with the Beavers. His best season statistically was his junior year in which he averaged 3.5 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game. He left college after his junior year to persue a professional basketball career. He finished fifth on Wisconsin's all-time blocked shots list with 96.
After leaving college, Stiemsma played in Turkey for the Oyak Renault Bursa of the TBL. He played in 17 games and averaged 7.9 points per game. In October 2010 he signed a two-year contract with Türk Telekom B.K.
After leaving Oyak Renault in Turkey he went on to sign the largest contract in South Korea in February of 2009. Stiemsma played in 16 games with the Seoul SK Knights averaging 14.3 points per game and grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game.
Stiemsma left South Korea to play in the NBA Development League for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He averaged 8.7 points in 46 games in the D-League, starting in 44. In three playoffs games for Sioux Falls, Stiemsma averaged 15.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks. He played in one game for Sioux Falls during the 2008-09 season.
On April 13, 2010, after spending one season with the NBA Development League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, Stiemsma was signed to a contract for the rest of the 2009-2010 season and the entire 2010-2011 season by the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. Per team policy, terms of the contract offer were not disclosed. He was waived on September 10 and did not appear in a game.