Behdad started his professional career playing point guard for the Georgia Gwizzlies in the American Basketball Association (ABA)
& also professionally overseas. Sami is highly recognized for his athletic ability. Standing at six feet with only a 7 foot 4 vertical arm reach,
his dunking vertical leap is measured at 46" and has a 40 yard dash time of 4.469 seconds.
In SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) tests done in December 2008, he managed to touch a 10 foot 9 inch mark on a concrete surfaced facility. Sami has played in many different countries and different leagues around the world. Behdad started the 2010 season with the San Diego Surf (ABA) but within the first month of the season was signed to play with the Guifoes Sport Club in Portugal's ProLiga.