#1. This week's number one is an international center Omer Asik (213-86, currently plays in NBA). He led Houston Rockets to an easy victory against the Chicago Bulls (16-12) crushing them 120-97 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game.
Asik had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 18 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks in 35 minutes on the court.
The Houston Rockets have 16-14 record this season.
Asik has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 11.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 50.9% and FT: 57.1% in the 30 games he played so far.
He played for the Turkish senior national team one years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Ersan Ilyasova (207-87, currently plays in NBA). Ilyasova led Milwaukee Bucks to an easy victory against the Brooklyn Nets (16-14) 108-93 in the NBA last Wednesday.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds. Ilyasova also added 4 assists and 3 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line).
The Milwaukee Bucks have 16-12 record this season.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
This year Ilyasova has relatively solid stats: 8.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 40.5%, 3FGP: 34.5% and FT: 76.0%.
He 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), who plays in the NBA. Kanter could not help the Utah Jazz (15-16) to beat the Los Angeles Clippers (24-6).
He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes.
The Utah Jazz was edged 116-114 at home by the Clippers.
This year Kanter's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 55.3%(84-152) and FT: 68.8% in the 31 games.
He is also a member of the Turkish senior national team.
#4. An experienced forward Hidayet Turkoglu (206-79, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Orlando Magic (12-18) in their game against the Toronto Raptors (11-20) in the NBA.
Turkoglu scored 8 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
The Orlando Magic was crushed 123-88 on the road by the Raptors.
It was Magic's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
This season Turkoglu averages: 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg.
He used to play for the Turkish national team
#5. Former U20 international forward Deniz Kilicli (206-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help West Virginia University in a victory against the Radford University 72-62 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
Kilicli scored 5 points in 12 minutes.
The West Virginia University has 0-1 conference record this season.
It's Kilicli's fifth year with the team.
He has reliable stats this year: 12.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in the 16 games.
Kilicli used to play for the Turkish U20 national team
two years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Turkish passport but never been selected to any of Turkish national teams:
#1.Kevin Kaspar (183-PG-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) led W.Kentucky to a victory against the Florida International University (1-3) 76-63 in the NCAA last Thursday.
Kaspar scored 17 points and added 4 assists in 37 minutes.
The Western Kentucky University has 4-0 conference record this season.
So far his team won all four games in the conference.
This year Kaspar's total stats are: 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg in the two 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 (4-15) to beat Solna Vikings (12-7).
He recorded 8 points and added 3 assists.
White Eagles was crushed 99-66 on the road by the higher-ranked Solna Vikings (#4).
It was White Eagles' seventh consecutive loss in a row.
Inan has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Turkish and Swedish.
Smith is back at Delaware 87ers, ex Galatasaray - 4 minutes 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 - 8 hours 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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