#1. This week's number one is an international forward Ersan Ilyasova (207-87, currently plays in NBA). He led Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats (7-12) 108-93 in the NBA in Friday night's game.
Ilyasova was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds in 20 minutes on the court.
The Milwaukee Bucks have 9-9 record this season.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Ilyasova has relatively good stats this year: 8.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 41.8%, 3FGP: 26.3% and FT: 69.0% in the 17 games he played so far.
He played for the Turkish senior national team one years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Omer Asik (213-86, currently plays in NBA). Asik contributed to a Houston Rockets' victory against the Utah Jazz (11-10) 124-116 in the NBA last Saturday.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 12 rebounds. Asik also added 3 blocks.
The Houston Rockets have 9-10 record this season.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
It's Asik's first year with the team.
This season he has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 48.4% and FT: 54.3%.
Asik played for the Turkish national team in 2011.
#3. The Turkish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Enes Kanter (208-92, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in an Utah Jazz's victory against the Toronto Raptors (4-16) crushing them 131-99 in the NBA on Friday night.
Kanter scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 35 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. The Utah Jazz has 11-10 record this season.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
This year Kanter averages: 6.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 51.9% and FT: 61.5% in the 21 games.
He is also a member of the Turkish senior national team.
#4. Forward Deniz Kilicli (206-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped W.Virginia win their game against the Marshall University 69-59 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game.
Kilicli scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
The West Virginia University has 0-1 conference record this season.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
Kilicli has been at the team for five years.
His overall stats this season are: 6.1ppg and 4.0rpg.
Kilicli used to play for the Turkish U20 national team
back in 2010.
The list of other players, who all have Turkish passport but never been selected to any of Turkish national teams:
#1.Kevin Kaspar (183-G-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis (0-2) crushing them 77-57 in the NCAA last Saturday.
He scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 34 minutes.
The Western Kentucky University has 2-0 conference record this season.
This year Kaspar's overall stats are: 6.1ppg and 4.0rpg in the 21 games he played so far.
#2.Serkan Inan (198-G-86, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan could not help White Eagles (4-12) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance White Eagles was crushed 95-71 on the road by the much higher-ranked Boras Basket (#3).
Inan was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 8 rebounds.
Inan has reliable stats this season: 13.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Turkish and Swedish.
Smith is back at Delaware 87ers, ex Galatasaray - 17 hours ago
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Delaware 87ers signed 26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-75kg-91, college: Louisville). It is actually his comeback to Delaware 87ers as he has played here before. Smith started the season at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In two games he had 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg this season. Smith also played 7 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.0ppg and 1.1rpg. The last season Smith played atDelaware 87ers. In 21 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.1ppg and averaged 5.0... [read more]
Delaware 87ers signed 26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-75kg-91, college: Louisville). It is actually his comeback to Delaware 87ers as he has played here before. Smith started the season at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In two games he had 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg this season. Smith also played 7 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.0ppg and 1.1rpg. The last season Smith played at Delaware 87ers. In 21 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.1ppg and averaged 5.0rpg, 8.0apg (top 2) and 2.2spg (in top 2). Three years ago Smith was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall). He attended University of Louisville until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015. He was also voted USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year and All-AAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time. Smith has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Iowa Energy).
EuroLeague: Krunoslav Simon leads Emporio Armani past Galatasaray - 1 day ago
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Emporio Armani - Galatasaray 92:87 Emporio Armani claimed just the fifth victory in EuroLeague regular season. They outgunned visiting Galatasaray in Milan. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) posted 19 points and 5 assists to lead the effort. Emporio Armani eked out a 23:21 lead after the opening quarter. The hosts unloaded 26 points in the second term to take a 10-point halftime advantage 49:39. The home side maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Emporio Armani entered the four... [read more]
Emporio Armani - Galatasaray 92:87
Emporio Armani claimed just the fifth victory in EuroLeague regular season. They outgunned visiting Galatasaray in Milan. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) posted 19 points and 5 assists to lead the effort. Emporio Armani eked out a 23:21 lead after the opening quarter. The hosts unloaded 26 points in the second term to take a 10-point halftime advantage 49:39. The home side maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Emporio Armani entered the fourth quarter up by 11 points 71:60. Galatasaray dropped 27 points in the final stanza but could not avert the loss. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) accounted for 13 points, while Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) added 12 points for the hosts. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) and Sinan Guler (192-SG-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 17 points each for Galatasaray.
Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (BSL) inked center Ugur Hortum (211-109kg, college: Grambling State) from Best Balikesir. But in two BSL games he did not score anything. Hortum graduated from Grambling State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey [read more]
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