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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 28-2 
 2. Besiktas 24-6 
 3. Anadolu Efes 23-7 
 4. Darussafaka 23-7 
 5. Banvit BK 21-9 
 6. Galatasaray 18-12 
 7. Gaziantep 16-14 
 8. Tofas 15-15 
 9. Pinar Karsiyaka 15-15 
 10. Istanbul BBSK 11-19 
 11. Yesilgiresun 10-20 
 12. Trabzonspor 10-20 
 13. Demir IBB 9-21 
 14. Usak 8-22 
 15. Best Balikesir 7-23 
 16. TED Kolejliler 2-28 
TBL Standings
 1. Socar Petkim 0-0 
 2. Afyon 0-0 
 3. Akhisar Bld 0-0 
 4. Bandirma Kir. 0-0 
 5. Duzce Bld. 0-0 
 6. Final Genclik 0-0 
 7. Gelisim 0-0 
 8. Istanbulspor 0-0 
 9. Mamak DSI 0-0 
 10. Mugla Orman 0-0 
 11. Pertevniyal 0-0 
 12. Samsun 0-0 
 13. Turk Telekom 0-0 
 14. Yalova Bld 0-0 
Final Four
 1. Sakarya BSB 5-1 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 3-3 
 3. Bursaspor 3-3 
 4. Acibadem 1-5 
Stage One Standings
TB2L Stage Two Standings
 1. Orman Genclik 7-3 
 2. Karesi Spor 7-3 
 3. Antalya BSB 6-4 
 4. Mersin BSB 4-6 
 5. Tofas Gelisim 4-6 
 6. Artvin 2-8 
Stage One Standings
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
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
 Ricky LEDO
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Ledo, Yesilgiresun21.2 
 2. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK18.4 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Morrison, TED K.16.5 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.4 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.6 
 2. Dorsey, Best B.9.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.1 
 4. Thomas, TED K.7.7 
 5. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 7. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
  Banvit BK
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .6.7 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Trabzons.5.4 
 5. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.1 
 7. Granger, Anadolu .4.9 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 9. Rautins, Gaziantep4.7 
 10. Roll, Besiktas4.6 
Steals Per Game
  Banvit BK
  Avg: 2
 1. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 2. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.8 
 4. Cherry, Gaziantep1.7 
 5. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 8. Eldridge, Demir I.1.6 
 9. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 10. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Anadolu .
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.6 
 3. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.1 
 7. Buckner, Demir IBB1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 9. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 
 10. James, Best Balikesir0.9 

First Round Schedule
Khimki 56% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 56% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 54% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 54% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 58% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 58% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 58% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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Enes Kanter selected the top Turk playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 9, 2017

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We bring you last week's top performances from Turks who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Enes Kanter (211-92, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA). He led Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks (41-39) crushing them 110-79 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. Kanter was MVP of the game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 15 minutes on the court. The Oklahoma City Thunder has 45-34 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kanter has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 14.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 2FGP: 57.2%(382-668), 3FGP: 13.2% and FT: 79.8% in 69 games he played so far. Kanter played for the Turkish senior national team three years ago.

Ersan Ilyasova
Ersan Ilyasova
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Ersan Ilyasova (208-87, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to an Atlanta Hawks' victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-28) 114-100 in the NBA last Friday. Ilyasova scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks have 41-38 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Ilyasova has relatively good stats this season: 10.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 80.4%. Former Yesilyurt Istanbul starter played for the Turkish national team in 2015.

Izzet Turkyilmaz
Izzet Turkyilmaz
   #3. The Turkish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Izzet Turkyilmaz (212-90, currently plays in Croatia). He managed to help GKK Sibenik in a victory against the closely-ranked Jolly (18-6) 87-77 in a derby game in the Croatian A1 on Saturday night. Turkyilmaz scored 5 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, passed 6 assists and added 3 blocks in 19 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. GKK Sibenik (20-4) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Turkyilmaz's overall stats are: 6.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 64.8%(35-54), 3FGP: 42.3% and FT: 66.7% in 19 games. He played for the Turkish national team four years ago.

Engin Atsur
Engin Atsur
   #4. An experienced guard Engin Atsur (190-84, agency: BeoBasket, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Germany). Atsur could not help ALBA Berlin (18-11) to beat EWE Baskets (15-12). He did not have that impressive stats last Sunday. Atsur recorded only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. ALBA Berlin lost 81-93 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) EWE Baskets. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. It's Atsur's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.7apg in 29 games. Atsur has a dual citizenship: Turkish and German. He used to play for the Turkish national team back in 2009.

The list of other players, who all have Turkish passport but never been selected to any of Turkish national teams:

   #1. Samir Zekiqi (202-F-95, currently plays in Kosovo) could not help Trepca (5-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Zekiqi's very good performance Trepca was crushed 109-86 on the road by the lower-ranked Peja (#3). He was the top scorer with 25 points. Zekiqi also added 4 rebounds (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Zekiqi's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Zekiqi averages: 16.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Turkish and Kosovan.

   #2. Baris Aktas (192-SF-91, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked CS Dinamo Bucuresti (6-18) 87-72 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Aktas scored 6 points. SCM CSU Craiova (8-16) is placed second in Places 7-10 group. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. Aktas has averaged so far 1.9ppg and 1.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Turkish and Romanian.

   #3. Genc Sefaja (196-G/F-92, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Kaiserslautern (10-16) in their last game. Despite Sefaja's good performance the ninth-placed Kaiserslautern (10-16) was crushed 87-63 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#3) Koblenz in the South-West group. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was Kaiserslautern's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Sefaja has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg in 14 games he played so far. He has both Turkish and German nationalities.

   #4. Abdurrahman Circiroglu (193-PF-97, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Baskets Vilsbiburg to win against the 11th-ranked Topstar (10-16) crushing them 86-64 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday. Circiroglu recorded only 2 points. Baskets Vilsbiburg (18-8) is placed second in South-East group. The Regular Season already ended. Circiroglu has been at the team for four years. This season he averages just 1.9ppg.

Other top Turkish players, who play abroad:

Omer Asik (213-C-86) plays for New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA
Ebubekir Ates (183-G-99) plays for Topstar in German Regionalliga
Can Akbayir (190-SG-96) plays for Fraport Skyliners II in German ProB
Berk Genel (190-G/F) plays for McGill University in Canadian university league CIS
Yuval Uzan (192-PG-84) plays for Red Giants in Dutch Prom.Divisie
Ugur Kulhan (189-G-91) plays for Lich II in German Regionalliga
Halil Kutruza (192-G-84) plays for Near East University in Cypriot North League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Turkish playing currently abroad. Go to Turkish Abroad Page to see completed list.  

Alan Wiggins
Socar Petkim inks Alan Wiggins, ex Aomori Watts - 5 hours ago
Socar Petkimspor (TBL) agreed terms with 32-year old American forward Alan Wiggins (206-115kg-85, college: USF). He played last season at Aomori Watts in Japanese B League D2. In 60 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.2apg. The previous (15-16) season Wiggins played at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL where in 36 games he recorded 9.5ppg and 5.1rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Q...   [read more]

T.J. Cline
Galatasaray signs T.J. Cline - 6 hours ago
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) signed 23-year old American forward T.J. Cline (206-104kg-94). He just graduated from Richmond (NCAA). Cline has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 7.8rpg and 5.6apg last season. Cline helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NIT Elite Eight. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, named to All-Atlantic 10 1st Team and named to NABC Al...   [read more]

Gani Lawal
Gani Lawal (ex Banco di Srd) agreed terms with Karesi Spor - 7 hours ago
Karesi Spor (TB2L) inked 29-year old Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (206-106kg-88, college: Georgia Tech). He played most recently at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. In 22 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Lawal helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.0ppg and 3.5rpg. Lawal contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team he played that season for was MIA-Red Octob...   [read more]

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