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BSL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Besiktas 0-0 
 4. Best Balikesir 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. Demir IBB 0-0 
 7. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 8. Galatasaray 0-0 
 9. Gaziantep 0-0 
 10. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 11. Pinar Karsiyaka 0-0 
 12. TED Kolejliler 0-0 
 13. Tofas 0-0 
 14. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 15. Usak 0-0 
 16. Yesilgiresun 0-0 
Last:8/2/2016
TBL Standings
 1. Acibadem 0-0 
 2. Afyon 0-0 
 3. Akhisar Bld 0-0 
 4. Bandirma Kir. 0-0 
 5. Bursaspor 0-0 
 6. Duzce Bld. 0-0 
 7. Eskisehir Basket 0-0 
 8. Final Genclik 0-0 
 9. Gelisim 0-0 
 10. Istanbulspor 0-0 
 11. Mamak DSI 0-0 
 12. Mugla Orman 0-0 
 13. Pertevniyal 0-0 
 14. Sakarya BSB 0-0 
 15. Samsun 0-0 
 16. Socar Petkim 0-0 
 17. Turk Telekom 0-0 
 18. Yalova Bld 0-0 
Last:8/14/2016
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 
Last:8/25/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Cedevita 0-0 
 2. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 3. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 4. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 4. Khimky 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 3. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 4. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 5. Valencia 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Points Per Game
 Manny HARRIS
  Anhui
  (196-F/G-89)
  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, Barangay.16.4 
 8. Fortson, Banvit BK16.3 
 9. Jackson, Marinos16.2 
 10. Walker, Demir IBB15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adrien MOERMAN
  Banvit BK
  (202-PF-88)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Moerman, Banvit BK10.1 
 2. Harris, Barangay.9.6 
 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. Gabriel, Karsiyaka6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Joe RAGLAND
  Scandone.
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Ragland, Scandone.7.7 
 2. Bremer, Konyaspor6.8 
 3. Fortson, Banvit BK6.5 
 4. Calloway, Royal Ha.5.9 
 5. Heurtel, Anadolu5.8 
 6. Wolters, Besiktas5.4 
 7. Prince, Trabzonspor4.7 
 8. Lucas, TED K.4.7 
 9. Roll, Laboral Kutxa4.7 
 10. Watson, Usak4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Yesilgiresun
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hosley, Yesilgires.1.9 
 2. Dulkys, Yesilgires.1.6 
 3. Culpepper, Besiktas1.6 
 4. Calloway, Royal Ha.1.6 
 5. Kitchen, Trabzons.1.5 
 6. Armstead, Istanbul.1.5 
 7. Moerman, Banvit BK1.5 
 8. Jenkins, Turk T.1.4 
 9. Crocker, Yesilgire.1.4 
 10. Eldridge, Demir I.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Konyaspor
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Konyaspor2.2 
 2. Lasme, Galatasaray1.6 
 3. Udoh, Fener.Ulker1.5 
 4. Birch, Usak1.3 
 5. Elonu, Besiktas1.1 
 6. Dunston, Anadolu1.1 
 7. Carmichael, Banvit1.0 
 8. Kulig, Trabzonspor1.0 
 9. Vesely, Fener.Ulker0.9 
 10. Davis, Galatasaray0.9 
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Demir IBB 50% Oct.8 Trabzonspor
Galatasaray 50% Oct.8 Balikesir
Tofas 50% Oct.8 Darussafaka
Pinar Karsiy 50% Oct.8 Banvit BK
Yesilgiresun 50% Oct.8 Gaziantep
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.8 Anadolu Efes
Usak 50% Oct.8 Fenerbahce
TED Kolejli 50% Oct.8 Besiktas
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Yalova Bld 50% Oct.2 Istanbulspor
Eskisehir Bs 50% Oct.1 Final Gencli
Duzce Bld. 50% Oct.1 Sakarya BSB
Socar Petkim 50% Oct.1 Akhisar Bld
Turk Telekom 50% Oct.1 Mamak DSI
Mugla Orman 50% Oct.1 Gelisim
Bursaspor 50% Oct.1 Bandirma Kir
Pertevniyal 50% Oct.1 Afyon
Acibadem 50% Sep.30 Samsun
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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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Group A
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Group B
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Fuenlabrada
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Group D
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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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.
  




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