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Turkish Basketball (Men)

BSL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 24-6 
 2. Fener.Ulker 24-6 
 3. Galatasaray 22-8 
 4. Darussafaka 20-10 
 5. Banvit BK 18-12 
 6. Karsiyaka 17-13 
 7. Usak 16-14 
 8. Royal Hali 15-15 
 9. Besiktas 15-15 
 10. Demir IBB 14-16 
 11. Trabzonspor 12-18 
 12. Yesilgiresun 11-19 
 13. Istanbul BSB 10-20 
 14. TED Kolejliler 9-21 
 15. Turk Telekom 7-23 
 16. Konyaspor 6-24 
TBL Standings
 1. Tofas 31-3 
 2. Acibadem 25-9 
 3. Denizli 24-10 
 4. Gediz 22-12 
 5. Sakarya BSB 21-13 
 6. Balikesir 19-15 
 7. Socar Petkim 18-16 
 8. Afyon 18-16 
 9. Pertevniyal 17-17 
 10. Gelisim 16-18 
 11. Meliksah 14-20 
 12. Mamak DSI 14-20 
 13. Akhisar Bld 14-20 
 14. Bandirma Kir. 14-20 
 15. Eskisehir Basket 13-21 
 16. Final Genclik 11-23 
 17. Istanbul DSI 10-24 
 18. Adanaspor 5-29 
TB2L Stage Two Standings
 1. Samsun 4-2 
 2. Bursaspor 4-2 
 3. Istanbulspor 3-3 
 4. Orman Genclik 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1 Fener.Ulker 11-3 
 2 Lokomotiv 9-5 
 3 Panathinaikos 9-5 
 4 Crvena Zvezda 7-7 
 5 Anadolu Efes 7-7 
 6 Darussafaka 5-9 
 7 Unicaja 4-10 
 8 Cedevita 4-10 
Group F
 1 CSKA 10-4 
 2 Laboral Kutxa 9-5 
 3 FC Barcelona 8-6 
 4 Real Madrid 7-7 
 5 Khimky 7-7 
 6 Brose Bask. 7-7 
 7 Olympiacos 6-8 
 8 Zalgiris 2-12 
Stage One Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Harris, Anhui20.5 
 2. Tucker, Bayamon18.7 
 3. Moerman, Banvit BK18.0 
 4. Crocker, Yesilgire.17.3 
 5. Hardy, Trabzonspor16.7 
 6. Roll, Laboral Kutxa16.5 
 7. Harris, Usak16.4 
 8. Fortson, Banvit BK16.3 
 9. Jackson, Marinos16.2 
 10. Haislip, Guayzhou15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Banvit BK
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Moerman, Banvit BK10.1 
 2. Harris, Usak9.6 
 3. Birch, Usak9.1 
 4. Sanikidze, TED K.7.9 
 5. Elegar, TED K.7.6 
 6. Williams, Konyaspor7.5 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.7.3 
 8. Lampe, Besiktas7.0 
 9. Jackson, Marinos6.7 
 10. Harangody, Daruss.6.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Ragland, Scandone.7.7 
 2. Bremer, Konyaspor6.8 
 3. Fortson, Banvit BK6.5 
 4. Heurtel, Anadolu6.1 
 5. Calloway, Royal Ha.5.9 
 6. Wolters, Besiktas5.4 
 7. Brazelton, Graveli.5.0 
 8. Roll, Laboral Kutxa4.7 
 9. Lucas, TED K.4.7 
 10. Prince, Trabzonsp.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hosley, Yesilgires.1.9 
 2. Dulkys, Yesilgires.1.6 
 3. Culpepper, Besiktas1.6 
 4. Calloway, Royal Ha.1.6 
 5. Armstead, Istanbul.1.5 
 6. Moerman, Banvit BK1.5 
 7. Kitchen, Trabzons.1.5 
 8. Crocker, Yesilgire.1.4 
 9. Jenkins, Turk T.1.4 
 10. Eldridge, Demir I.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Konyaspor2.2 
 2. Lasme, Galatasaray1.7 
 3. Udoh, Fener.Ulker1.4 
 4. Birch, Usak1.3 
 5. Elonu, Besiktas1.1 
 6. Dunston, Anadolu1.1 
 7. Vesely, Fener.Ulker1.1 
 8. Kulig, Trabzonspor1.0 
 9. Davis, Galatasaray1.0 
 10. Carmichael, Banvi.1.0 
Turkish men teams in Euro cups 2015-2016
 FIBA Europe Cup:

Play-Off bracket
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Fener.Ulker 63% May.27 Galatasaray
Next Round Schedule

Game 3 (Semi-Finals)

Sakarya BSB May.28 Tofas 60%
Balikesir May.27 Acibadem 64%
Ersan Ilyasova''s double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Turks playing currently abroad. - Mar 18, 2012

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We bring you last week''s top performances from Turks who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Ersan Ilyasova
Ersan Ilyasova
   #1. This week''s number one is an international forward Ersan Ilyasova (207-87). He led Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Toronto Raptors (15-30) 105-99 in the NBA in Sunday night''s game. Ilyasova was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 12 rebounds in 44 minutes on the court. The Milwaukee Bucks have 20-24 record this season. It was his team''s fifth consecutive victory in a row. It''s Ilyasova''s first year with the team. Ilyasova has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 12.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 48.7%, 3FGP: 42.0% and FT: 81.1% in the 42 games he played so far. Ex-Yesilyurt Istanbul player is currently a member of the Turkish senior national team.

Hidayet Turkoglu
Hidayet Turkoglu
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international forward Hidayet Turkoglu (206-79), who plays in the NBA. Turkoglu could not help the Orlando Magic (29-16) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the Orlando Magic was defeated 122-111 on the road by the San Antonio Spurs. Turkoglu scored 17 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. This season Turkoglu has very high stats. He averages: 11.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.7apg, 2FGP: 45.1%, 3FGP: 35.5% and FT: 70.6%. Turkoglu is in the roster of the Turkish senior national team.

Omer Asik
Omer Asik
   #3. The Turkish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Omer Asik (213-86). He managed to help Chicago Bulls in a victory against the Utah Jazz (22-22) 111-97 in the NBA on Saturday night. Asik recorded only 4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks in 33 minutes. The Chicago Bulls have a very solid 37-10 record this season. This year Asik''s overall stats are: 3.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 52.6% and FT: 45.2% in the 46 games. He is also a member of the Turkish senior national team.

Dusan Cantekin
Dusan Cantekin
   #4. Center Dusan Cantekin (222-90, agency: Beo Basket), who plays in the Serbian A League was not able to help Mega Vizura (17-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Cantekin''s good performance Mega Vizura was edged 89-87 at home by the second-ranked BKK Radnicki. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds. Cantekin also added 6 blocks. The Regular Season already ended. Cantekin is currently fourth on the league''s list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 11.9ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.1bpg. Cantekin used to play for the Turkish U20 national team back in 2010.

Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter
   #5. International center Enes Kanter (208-92, college: Kentucky) contributed to an overtime Utah Jazz''s victory against the Golden State Warriors (18-24) 99-92 in the NBA last Saturday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Utah Jazz has 22-22 record this season. It''s Kanter''s first year with the team. This year Kanter''s total stats are: 4.6ppg and 4.8rpg in the 44 games. He plays currently for the Turkish national team.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Turkish passport:

   #1. Baris Aktas (193-F-91), who plays in the Romanian Division A could not help CS Dinamo Bucuresti (7-18) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Aktas'' very good performance CS Dinamo Bucuresti was badly defeated 112-92 on the road by the higher-ranked CSU Sibiu (#9). He was the second best scorer with 23 points. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Aktas has averaged so far 6.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: Turkish and Romanian. Despite Aktas'' Turkish passport, he currently plays for the Romanian U20 national team and is not eligible to play for the Turkish team.

Other top Turkish players, who play abroad:

Semih Erden (211-C-87) plays for Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA
Mehmet Okur (210-C/F-79) plays for New Jersey Nets in the NBA
Antuan Johnson (205-C-69) plays for Asseco Prokom in Polish PLK
Genc Sefaja (195-G/F-92) plays for BG Karlsruhe in German ProA
Mertcan Cantuerk (185-G-91) plays for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel in German ProB
Cem Dinc (211-F-85) plays for ALBA Berlin II in German ProB
Murat Turgut (181-G-95) plays for Furstenfeld Panthers in Austrian A Bundesliga
Elvan Iljazi (204-SF-93) plays for Bashkimi in Kosovan SuperLeague
Melih Yavsaner (210-C-78) plays for Bern in Swiss LNB

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Turkish playing currently abroad. Go to Turkish Abroad Page to see completed list.

Jan Vesely
BSL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes earn victories - May 26, 2016

Fener.Ulker - Galatasaray 93-79 Fenerbahce toppled Galatasaray to secure 1-0 lead in the series. Fenerbahce Ulker outrebounded Galatasaray 30-18 including 20 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Czech power forward Jan Vesely (213-90) who helped to win the game recording 24 points. International point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Go...   [read more]

Ozhan Civgin
DI Buyukcekmece extends coach Civgin - May 26, 2016

The newcomer of Turkish Basketball League, Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket achieved great things at their first season. They worked hard for a play-off spot till the last game of the regular season and they finished the season with the record of 14-16. With an insignificant budget they built a competitive team and they fought well especially at home. They won against Fenerbahce, Banvit and Galatasaray. Of course the coach, Ozhan Civgin is one of the most important part of this success s...   [read more]

Sammy Mejia
Recap of TBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals - May 26, 2016

Tofas - Sakarya BSB 81-70 Tofas rallied past Sakarya BSB to take 2-0 lead in the semifinal series. Tofas players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Dominican-American guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) scored 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Baris Ermis (194-85) chipped in 11 points and 11 assists during the contest. Tofas' coach Orhun Ene allowed to play t...   [read more]

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