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BSL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 3-0 
 2. Banvit BK 3-0 
 3. Besiktas 3-0 
 4. Fenerbahce 2-1 
 5. Usak 2-1 
 6. Darussafaka 2-1 
 7. Demir IBB 2-1 
 8. Galatasaray 2-1 
 9. Pinar Karsiyaka 2-1 
 10. Yesilgiresun 2-1 
 11. Tofas 1-2 
 12. Best Balikesir 0-3 
 13. Gaziantep 0-3 
 14. Istanbul BBSK 0-3 
 15. TED Kolejliler 0-3 
 16. Trabzonspor 0-3 
Full Standings
TBL Standings
 1. Istanbulspor 5-0 
 2. Sakarya BSB 4-1 
 3. Afyon 4-1 
 4. Turk Telekom 4-1 
 5. Eskisehir Basket 4-1 
 6. Gelisim 3-2 
 7. Socar Petkim 3-2 
 8. Akhisar Bld 3-2 
 9. Samsun 3-2 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 2-3 
 11. Bursaspor 2-3 
 12. Pertevniyal 2-3 
 13. Yalova Bld 2-3 
 14. Acibadem 2-3 
 15. Duzce Bld. 1-4 
 16. Mamak DSI 1-4 
 17. Final Genclik 0-5 
 18. Mugla Orman 0-5 
Full Standings
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Adanaspor 0-0 
 2. Antalya BSB 0-0 
 3. Artvin 0-0 
 4. Boluspor 0-0 
 5. FMV Isik 0-0 
 6. Inegol 0-0 
 7. Maliye Milli 0-0 
 8. Melikgazi 0-0 
 9. Pinar Kars. 0-0 
 10. Tofas Gelisim 0-0 
Group B
 1. Aydin BSB 0-0 
 2. Bilecik 0-0 
 3. Cankiri 0-0 
 4. Izmir BSB 0-0 
 5. Karesi Spor 0-0 
 6. Kepez Bld 0-0 
 7. Mersin BSB 0-0 
 8. Orman Genclik 0-0 
 9. TED Istanbul 0-0 
 10. Yesilyurt 0-0 
1A Standings
 1 CSKA 2-0 
 2 EA7 Armani 2-0 
 3 Fenerbahce 2-0 
 4 Real Madrid 2-0 
 5 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 6 Darussafaka 1-1 
 7 Brose Bask. 1-1 
 8 FC Barcelona 1-1 
 9 Olympiacos 1-1 
 10 Crvena Zvezda 1-1 
 11 Zalgiris 1-1 
 12 Baskonia 1-1 
 13 Anadolu Efes 0-2 
 14 Galatasaray 0-2 
 15 Maccabi T-A 0-2 
 16 Unics 0-2 
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 2-0 
 2 Lietkabelis 2-0 
 3 MZT Skopje 0-1 
 4 N.Novgorod 0-1 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
Group B
 1 ALBA 2-0 
 2 Fuenlabrada 1-1 
 3 Khimky 1-1 
 4 Dominion BB 0-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
Group C
 1 Unicaja 1-0 
 2 Zenit 1-0 
 3 B.Muenchen 1-1 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-1 
 5 Buducnost 0-2 
Group D
 1 Hapoel J-M 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 Valencia 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Un.Olimpija 0-2 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 27
 1. Theodore, Banvit27.0 
 2. Shorter, TED K.22.0 
 3. Hayes, Demir IBB19.3 
 4. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.0 
 5. McKissic, Usak18.0 
 6. Mejia, Tofas17.3 
 7. Green, Best Balike.17.0 
 8. Micic, Tofas17.0 
 9. Stimac, Besiktas16.7 
 10. Ivanov, Gaziantep16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13
 1. Thomas, TED K.13.0 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas12.3 
 3. Williams, Best B.12.0 
 4. Moody, Trabzonspor8.7 
 5. Ivanov, Gaziantep8.7 
 6. Omic, Anadolu Efes8.0 
 7. Brown, Anadolu8.0 
 8. Moerman, Darussaf.7.7 
 9. Owens, Pinar K.7.5 
 10. Mejia, Tofas7.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 12
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu12.0 
 2. Green, Best Balike.9.7 
 3. Theodore, Banvit9.0 
 4. Granger, Anadolu7.0 
 5. Wanamaker, Darussa.6.7 
 6. Lyons, Usak5.7 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.3 
 8. Dillard, Pinar K.5.3 
 9. Roll, Besiktas5.3 
 10. Moody, Trabzonsp.5.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Boone, Pinar K.3.0 
 2. Guler, Galatasaray2.3 
 3. Green, Best Balike.2.3 
 4. Heurtel, Anadolu2.0 
 5. Eldridge, Demir I.2.0 
 6. Koksal, Galatasaray2.0 
 7. Ledo, Yesilgiresun2.0 
 8. Wilbekin, Darussaf.1.7 
 9. Chappell, Banvit BK1.7 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex TYUS
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tyus, Galatasaray2.3 
 2. Boone, Pinar K.2.0 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.0 
 4. Stimac, Besiktas1.7 
 5. Clark, Besiktas1.3 
 6. Wright, Trabzons.1.3 
 7. Roberts, Tofas1.0 
 8. Daye, Galatasaray1.0 
 9. Thomas, TED K.1.0 
 10. Dunston, Anadolu1.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Banvit BK 76% Oct.29 Demir IBB
Gaziantep Oct.29 Galatasaray 91%
Trabzonspor Oct.29 Darussafaka 92%
Fenerbahce 59% Oct.29 Pinar Karsiy
Besiktas 73% Oct.29 Yesilgiresun
TED Kolejli 57% Oct.29 Istanbul BB
Anadolu Efes 76% Oct.29 Usak
Tofas 91% Oct.29 Best Balikes
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Bandirma Kir Oct.30 Turk Telekom 79%
Duzce Bld. Oct.29 Eskisehir Bs 88%
Socar Petkim 60% Oct.29 Yalova Bld
Akhisar Bld 64% Oct.29 Bursaspor
Sakarya BSB 75% Oct.29 Acibadem
Istanbulspor 78% Oct.29 Gelisim
Afyon 65% Oct.29 Samsun
Final Gencli 57% Oct.28 Mugla Orman
Mamak DSI Oct.28 Pertevniyal 66%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Brose Bask. 56% Oct.26 Panathinaiko
Crvena Zvezd 56% Oct.26 FC Barcelona
Fenerbahce 79% Oct.26 Zalgiris
Maccabi T-A 58% Oct.26 Galatasaray
Anadolu Efes Oct.25 CSKA 98%
Olympiacos Oct.25 EA7 Armani 77%
Real Madrid 81% Oct.25 Baskonia
Unics Oct.25 Darussafaka 90%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Lietkabelis 97% Oct.26 N.Novgorod
MZT Skopje 58% Oct.26 Cedevita
Group B
ALBA 80% Oct.26 Khimky
Dominion BB 56% Oct.26 Lietuvos ryt
Group C
Zenit 72% Oct.26 UCAM Murcia
Unicaja 73% Oct.26 B.Muenchen
Group D
Lokomotiv 72% Oct.26 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija Oct.26 Hapoel J-M 98%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Alba 58% Oct.26 Brussels
Chalon 55% Oct.25 Benfica
Group B
Limburg Unit 56% Oct.25 Groningen
Gravelines 55% Oct.25 Kormend
Group C
Telekom Bsk Oct.25 Sodertalje 97%
Group D
Nanterre 96% Oct.26 FC Porto
Antwerp 98% Oct.25 Sopron KC
Group E
Pau-Lacq-Ort 58% Oct.26 TU/Rock
Group F
Bnei Hertzel Oct.26 Prievidza 98%
Steaua CSM Oct.25 Lukoil Acad 96%
Group G
Peja 58% Oct.26 AEK
Gaziantep 59% Oct.26 UBT Cluj Na
Group H
Sigal Prisht 56% Oct.26 Rilski
Enisey 55% Oct.25 Demir IBB
Group I
Vytautas Oct.26 Targu Mures 97%
Group J
BK Pardubice 55% Oct.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Siauliai 56% Oct.26 Apoel
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.

Theodore number one in Turkey for round 3 - 2 hours ago

American Point guard Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Banvit BK, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 3. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (34 points, three rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Galatasaray (#8, 2-1) 83-74. Banvit BK is placed at 2nd position in Turkish BSL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season...   [read more]

Brown number one in Turkish TBL for round 5 - 2 hours ago

American Power forward Brandon Brown (201-PF-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Istanbulspor, receiving a TBL Player of the Week award for round 5. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Mugla Orman (#18, 0-5), the league's bottom-ranked team 64-58. It allowed Istanbulspor to consolidate first place in the Turkish TBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The se...   [read more]

BSL Round 3: Galatasaray loses their first game against Banvit - 18 hours ago

BSL Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Galatasaray (2-1) in Istanbul on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Banvit (3-0) 83-74. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!) and 9 assists. Lithuania swin...   [read more]

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