Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Awards
Jun 22, 2009
All-TBL 1st Team
Turkish TBL Awards 08-09 were heavily disputed by Eurobasket
correspondents. So we decided to make general overview and have deeper
look into which players should be awarded for the last season. This is
the final version of 08-09 TBL awards:
Player of the Year:
Gerald Fitch (191-G-82) Kepez Bld Antalya Guard of the Year:
Gerald Fitch (191-G-82) of Kepez Bld Antalya Forward of the Year:
Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-F-85) of Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya Center of the Year:
Robert Traylor (204-F/C-77) of Kepez Bld Antalya Newcomer of the Year:
Melih Mahmutoglu (191-G-90) of Darussafaka C.Tires Istanbul Most Improved Player of the Year:
Evren Buker (194-F-85) of Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul Bosman Player of the Year:
Emir Preldzic (206-F-87) of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Domestic Player of the Year:
Hakan Koseoglu (188-G-81) of Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir Import Player of the Year:
Gerald Fitch (191-G-82) of Kepez Bld Antalya Defensive Player of the Year:
Charles Smith (193-G-75) of Efes Pilsen Istanbul Coach of the Year:
Ergin Ataman of Efes Pilsen
The title belongs to Efes Pilsen!
- Jun 18, 2009 Fener.Ulker - Efes Pilsen
The TBL title belongs to Efes Pilsen! The team who demonstrated
magnificent performance during the regular season, managed to win four
consecutive times and to end the Finals series with 4-2. As a reminder,
Fenerbahce Ulker handed the two home defeats to Efes at the beginning,
but the team of Ergin Ataman was strong enough to recover.
Kaya Peker (207-C/F-80, agency:
Court Side) was a key player for the new champions last night. He
spent 24 minutes on the floor nailing 23 points. Peker also pulled down
9 rebounds beside that. Second player with double-digits in scoring was
Marvis Thornton (194-G-77, college:
St.John's) - 10 pts.
Ender Arslan (190-G-83) and
Mario Kasun (213-C-80) had 9 each, while
Michail Kakiouzis (206-C-76) added one less. In Fenerbahce,
Willie Solomon (187-G-78, college:
Clemson) led the scorers with 14 pts. However, he made just 2 of 8
attempts from behind the arc.
Emir Preldzic (206-F-87, agency:
Beo Basket) also aas good netting 10 pts with just one missed shot.
Efes Pilsen totally outrebounded Fenerbahce Ulker in this game ending it
with 39-26. The hosts also had troubles from the free throw line missing
11 times, while Efes had 13 of 17. As a reminder, the new champion ended
regular season with almost perfect 28-2. Fenerbahce Ulker entered to
Playoffs as No.3 (22-8).
TEKNOSA Turkish Cup Winner : Efes Pilsen
Efes Pilsen - Erdemir : 79-70
Charles Smith collected 20 points, Bossty Thornton helped 11 points and 4
assists , Kaya Peker added 11 points and 6 rebounds and
Kerem Tunceri (190-G-79) added 11 points for winner.
Antwain Barbour 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists , Nate Funk helped 13 point
and 5 rebounds in defeat.
Kerem Tunceri was named the MVP of the cup final. He collected 11 points and
Semifinals Galatasaray-Erdemir : 95-97
(OT2) Hakan Demirel 21 points, James Thomas 9 points and 18 rebounds
Antwain Barbour 19 points 8 rebounds for winner.
Murat Kaya 32 points and Huseyin Besok 21 points and 10 rebounds in defeat
Efes Pilsen-Fenerbahce : 68 - 60
Kerem Gonlum netted 12 points 11 rebounds,Preston Shumpert added 12 points and 8
rebounds for Efes Pilsen
Marques Green collected 13 points and 2 assist, Oguz Savas added 12 point and 7
rebounds for Fenerbahce
Turk Telekom wins Presidency Cup
2007-2008 season league
champion Fenerbahce Ulker and cup winner Turk Telekom met for Presidency Cup
last weekend. After a challenging match, Turk Telekom narrowly defeated
Fenerbahce Ulker and after ten years they first won Presidency Cup, Turk Telekom
held their second cup title.
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