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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 17-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 17-2 
 3. Besiktas 15-4 
 4. Banvit BK 14-5 
 5. Darussafaka 13-6 
 6. Galatasaray 11-8 
 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 10-9 
 8. Gaziantep 9-10 
 9. Tofas 9-10 
 10. Yesilgiresun 8-11 
 11. Trabzonspor 7-12 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 7-12 
 13. Demir IBB 6-13 
 14. Usak 5-14 
 15. Best Balikesir 3-16 
 16. TED Kolejliler 1-18 
Full Standings
TBL Standings
 1. Sakarya BSB 20-4 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 20-4 
 3. Socar Petkim 19-5 
 4. Bursaspor 17-7 
 5. Afyon 17-8 
 6. Acibadem 16-8 
 7. Istanbulspor 15-9 
 8. Samsun 13-10 
 9. Turk Telekom 12-12 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 12-12 
 11. Akhisar Bld 10-14 
 12. Yalova Bld 9-15 
 13. Pertevniyal 8-16 
 14. Gelisim 8-16 
 15. Duzce Bld. 7-17 
 16. Final Genclik 6-18 
 17. Mamak DSI 4-20 
 18. Mugla Orman 3-21 
Full Standings
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 13-2 
 2. Artvin 11-4 
 3. Tofas Gelisim 11-4 
 4. Boluspor 10-5 
 5. FMV Isik 8-7 
 6. Inegol 6-9 
 7. Pinar Kars. 6-9 
 8. Adanaspor 5-10 
 9. Melikgazi 3-12 
 10. Maliye Milli 2-13 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 13-2 
 2. Orman Genclik 10-5 
 3. Aydin BSB 9-6 
 4. Mersin BSB 9-6 
 5. Kepez Bld 8-7 
 6. Cankiri 7-8 
 7. TED Istanbul 6-9 
 8. Yesilyurt 6-9 
 9. Izmir BSB 5-10 
 10. Bilecik 2-13 
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 18-5 
 2 CSKA 17-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-7 
 4 Fenerbahce 15-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 14-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 13-10 
 7 Anadolu Efes 12-11 
 8 Baskonia 12-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-12 
 10 Zalgiris 10-13 
 11 FC Barcelona 9-14 
 12 Brose Bask. 8-15 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-15 
 14 EA7 Armani 7-16 
 15 Galatasaray 7-16 
 16 Unics 7-16 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK19.7 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.19.0 
 4. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.7 
 6. Hayes, Demir IBB17.3 
 7. Denmon, Gaziantep16.0 
 8. Armand, Is.15.7 
 9. McKissic, Usak15.5 
 10. Hardy, Trabzonspor15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.9 
 2. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.8.7 
 4. Thomas, TED K.8.4 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 7. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.5 
 8. Auguste, Usak7.3 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.3 
 10. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
Assists Per Game
  Best Balikesir
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.6 
 3. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.3 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .6.2 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.4 
 7. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.5.1 
 9. Dillard, Pinar K.4.9 
Steals Per Game
  Banvit BK
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 2. Shorter, TED K.1.9 
 3. Green, Pinar K.1.8 
 4. Eldridge, Demir I.1.8 
 5. Hummer, TED K.1.7 
 6. Calloway, Istanbu.1.7 
 7. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 8. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.7 
 9. Guler, Galatasaray1.7 
 10. Granger, Anadolu .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.8 
 2. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.7 
 3. Dunston, Anadolu .1.5 
 4. Kairys, Usak1.1 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 6. James, Best Balikesir1.0 
 7. Thomas, TED K.0.9 
 8. Kosut, Yesilgiresun0.9 
 9. Roberts, Tofas0.8 
 10. Buckner, Demir IBB0.8 
Player of the Week

 Vasilije Micic
  ( 196-PG-94 )

 Charles Jackson
  Sakarya BSB
  ( 208-C-102-93 )
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Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 77% Mar.3 Tofas
TED Kolejli Mar.3 Yesilgiresun 63%
Banvit BK 91% Mar.3 Best Balikes
Besiktas 74% Mar.3 Pinar Karsiy
Fenerbahce 72% Mar.3 Darussafaka
Gaziantep 73% Mar.3 Demir IBB
Trabzonspor 63% Mar.3 Galatasaray
Usak Mar.3 Istanbul BB 58%
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Gelisim Mar.1 Sakarya BSB 75%
Pertevniyal 71% Mar.1 Duzce Bld.
Yalova Bld Mar.1 Eskisehir Bs 75%
Turk Telekom 51% Mar.1 Afyon
Bursaspor Mar.1 Socar Petkim 55%
Acibadem 89% Feb.28 Mamak DSI
Mugla Orman Feb.28 Akhisar Bld 57%
Samsun 72% Feb.28 Final Gencli
Bandirma Kir Feb.28 Istanbulspor 55%
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 74% Mar.3 Brose Bask.
Darussafaka Mar.3 Panathinaiko 55%
FC Barcelona Mar.3 CSKA 70%
Unics Mar.3 Anadolu Efes 65%
Galatasaray Mar.2 Real Madrid 83%
Baskonia 62% Mar.2 EA7 Armani
Maccabi T-A Mar.2 Olympiacos 74%
Zalgiris Mar.2 Fenerbahce 51%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
Interview with Tugba Palazoglu - May 8, 2012

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Despite a late start to 2011-2012 season Mersin BSB guard Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) ended up becoming one of the top scorers as a domestic player and led the entire league in three point field goal percentage. The lightening quick Turkish international is hoping to help her nation make it to Olympic Games this summer and she has a lot to say about her next season plans

-Although you started the season a little late you averaged double digits and helped winless Mersin make it to the semi finals. Would you describe this year as your best ever season?

I could never say that it was my best season ever but I did whatever I could to get my team to the spot that we belong to. I had this injury the year before that I had to play on in the end of season. As you know there was the 2011 European Championship right after the Turkish League ended. First I was very afraid to keep playing despite my injury but then my national team management showed me great patience and care. They gave me the time I need to get better and experienced physio staff to work with me. I cant say enough how appreciated I am to them. Right now, we are about to play qualification games for the Olympic Games and Ill be part of this. Its a great feeeling. When the European Championship was over, I made the decision that I wasnt going play until my injury completely healed. I worked with Muratcan ner to keep me in shape and the national team Dr. Gkhan Metin and physiotherapist Haim Ay to keep me healthy. After a four month break I was ready to play all hungry :) Mersin Bykehir Belediyesi and some other teams wanted me to play for them. I made my desicion and went to play for Mersin where I played before just because I knew the people there and the experienced coach Zafer Kalaycolu who I also played for. They were losing all their games but as my coach and my new teammates, I knew we could do better and I think I was the missing link in the team. From the first week I went there we started playing better and winning. For me, it was very important to play better than ever because I showed lots of effort and patience before the season. It needed to be worth of something and I do believe it did. Mersin team finished the regular season at the fourth spot, made the semifinals in Turkish Cup and the Turkish League. Also I had one of the best stats of my career. Im very greatful

-You were one of the two Turkish players to score over 10 points a game and it was on %50 shooting from beyond the arc. Must be getting a lot of attention from the teams for the next season?

I think nobody guessed that I would show such a performance like this after the injury and the long break from basketball. I do believe I surprised people. So, even the season wasnt over I started getting offers for the next year. I couldnt respond to those before the season ended but the offers kept coming after the league finished. Im very happy and thankful for the offers. Im hoping to sign with one of these teams and have an even better year in the next season.

-Despite the big investments Turkish clubs cant get what they want in Euroleague. As an experienced player what do you think are the positive and negatives sides of nowadays Turkish basketball?

I think the investments made Turkish League and Turkish clubs the number one place for the players to play basketball in the world. While this situation brought the chance to Turkish players to play with/against the best players all over the world, it also gave basketball lovers to watch greater basketball in Turkey. Its been only 3-4 years we have been competing in the Euroleague finals and after all these years we finally had two teams playing the finals in Euroleague. So actually where we are at right now is a very big success. Unfortunately the real success doesnt come as quick as the investors , the clubs and players want. We have to be patient, learn from our mistakes and correct them every year. Also only one great player or the coach or the club cant bring the success were searching for. The success comes from the team game so we have to have them all and create a team that plays in one harmony. Im sure sooner or later, well get the Euroleague championship that were longing for

-Turkey surprisingly reached the silver medal in Eurobasket last year. Olympic games are ahead. How does it feel to be a member of the Turkish National Team?

You cant imagine how excited I am to be part of this organization. Its kind of once in a lifetime thing for me. And its also first time experience for our country to be in Olympic Games as a team sport of course if we can make the qualification tournament well play in June. Everybody would think that it was a surprise especially after our bad start to the tournament but as a team and staff we did believe that we were good enough and deserved to win a medal before we got to the tournament. As I said before the real success doesnt come very quickly but our federation was very patient and never quitted supporting us. I think the silver medal was a good beginning for us and of course were hoping to add new and more achivements to our success. Olympics will be a great chance to do this...

-What are your goals as a professional athlete? You played basketball both in the States and Turkey. Also won silver medal with national team. What else are missing?

For professional athletes, goals are usually endless. Yes I did have the silver medal with the national team at European Championship but now there is Olympic Games coming up and to be there and be able to win anything in our first time there would be the greatest goal achivement for me. Also the year after well be hosting the World Championship in our country. There is nothing bad bout winning more medals :) As a person, I love to experience new things. You mentioned that I played in USA and Turkey. I would love to get a chance to play abroad someday again and experience the competition and the new cultures. I hope its gonna happen soon :)

-Playing both guard positions require different physical and mental skills. As a combo guard what would you suggest to the upcoming youngsters?

As you say it can get tougher when you play the both positions during the game but its not something that will never change. I personally always try to learn and understand every position of basketball. This would always help you to create more options for your team, teammates and yourself in the game. Also knowing what you can do as much as knowing what your coach wants and what your teammates can do are important. This way it doesnt matter what position you play, you would always know what you need to do when the time comes. So we should never forget its a team sport and we have to work together for the better of yourself and the team.

-Most of the athletes complain about having not enough time for their social lives. Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do outside of the gym?

Thanks to technology...! Everyday something new comes and makes my day more useful. Seriously, when you play two games in a week, youll be always busy with basketball. This way it doesnt matter what position you play. No time for your hobbies.. But now I can read my books, take pictures and create something new, stay connected to my family and my friends, watch the movies and listen to the music. So Im all happy. If I get any free time I always find myself on the road discovering some place new. I do love to experience new places and what comes with it such as new people, culture and food.   

BSL Round 19: Anadolu Efes edge Usak Sportlif by two points - 3 hours ago
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Fourteenth-ranked Usak Sportlif (5-14) made lots of trouble for second ranked Anadolu Efes (17-2) on Monday. The visitors from Istanbul managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. Anadolu Efes looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90, col...   [read more]

Engin Atsur
Engin Atsur selected the top Turk playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Turks who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Engin Atsur (190-84, agency: BeoBasket). He was the major contributor in an ALBA Berlin's victory against the closely-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg in the German BBL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Afyon tabs Johndre Jefferson, ex Dolomiti En. TR - 3 days ago
Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) inked 29-year old American power forward Johndre Jefferson (207-102kg-88, college: S.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A, but left the team last month. In 11 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 7.2rpg this season. The last season Jefferson played at Konyaspor (BSL) where in 26 games he had 10.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5apg. Among other achievements his team made it to the Slovakian League Semifinals in 2012.    [read more]

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