Batuk with the Anadolu Efes
|No. 8 – Anadolu Efes Istanbul|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|League||Turkish Basketball League
January 30, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||191 lb (87 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Birkan Batuk (born January 30, 1990) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for Anadolu Efes Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He mainly plays the small forward position, but he also has the ability to play as a shooting guard if needed.
Batuk started to play basketball with Pamukspor. He moved to Ülkerspor junior team after his outstanding success with Pamukspor. He signed a professional contract with Alpella after playing for Ülkerspor junior team. He made his professional debut in the Turkish Basketball League with Alpella during the 2006-07 season. He signed a contract with Trabzonspor for 1 year in the TB2L after playing with Alpella.
In the summer of 2009, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka. In the June of 2011, he signed an extension contract with Pınar Karşıyaka until 2013.
On May 7, 2011, Batuk also scored a career-high 31 points in 25 minutes (on 7/8 3 pointers) in a victory against Trabzonspor.
In the summer of 2012, Batuk was transferred to Anadolu Efes where he signed a two-year deal. In May 2014, he re-signed his contract with Anadolu Efes. In August 2014, he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the pre-season game. He was expected to be 5-6 months off the court.
Turkish national team
Batuk was also a regular Turkey youth national team player.
- 2013 Mediterranean Games - Gold
- Birkan Batuk at draftexpress.com
- Birkan Batuk at eurobasket.com
- Birkan Batuk at euroleague.net
- Birkan Batuk at tblstat.net
- Birkan Batuk on Twitter