Engin Atsür

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Engin Atsür
No. 14 – Beşiktaş Integral Forex
Position Point guard
League Turkish Basketball League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1984-04-02) April 2, 1984 (age 30)
İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish / German
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College NC State (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Benetton Treviso
2008–2009 Efes Pilsen
2009–2010 Beşiktaş Cola Turka
2010–2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2012–2014 Galatasaray Liv Hospital
2014–present Beşiktaş Integral Forex

Engin Atsür (born April 2, 1984) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for Beşiktaş Integral Forex. He is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds and he plays at the point guard position. Atsür played college basketball in the United States with North Carolina State University from 2003-07.

He has also German citizenship by his mother.[1]

Early years[edit]

Atsür attended high school at Saint-Benoit French High School in Istanbul.[2] He started playing basketball in the youth teams of the successful Turkish club Efes Pilsen S.K.

After one year in the Turkish Second League, Atsür moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. to study business administration at NC State on an athletic scholarship and he graduated in 2007. Atsür was a starting point guard for NC State all four years. He was named to the Collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America Team for his junior season.[3]

Pro career[edit]

Atsür signed his first professional contract with the Italian League team Benetton Treviso on June 30, 2007. After spending one season in Italy, he signed a contract with the Turkish League team Efes Pilsen.[4] For the 2009-10 season, Atsür signed a contract with Beşiktaş Cola Turka.[5]

After a successful season with Beşiktaş Cola Turka (27 games in TBL with 30.0 min, 13.1 pts, 48.3% FG, 40.8% 3P, 80.2% FT, 3.0 reb, 4.4 ast, 1.4 stl, 2.4 TO), Atsür signed with Fenerbahçe Ülker for two years.[6]

On June 29, 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray Medical Park.[7][8] On June, 2013, Atsur's Galatasaray won the league championship after defeating Banvit B.K. in the TBL finals.

On June 23, 2014 Atsür returned to his former team Beşiktaş, when he sigend a 2-year deal with an option for a third year.[9]

Turkish national team[edit]

At the 2002 European Championship for Junior Men at Germany, Atsür averaged 22.3 PPG and he was selected to the All-Tournament First Team as the best shooting guard of the competition.[10]

Atsür is also a member of the senior Turkish national team, and figured in Turkey's squad that finished sixth in the 2006 FIBA World Championship held in Japan.[11]

College statistics[edit]

Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Reb-Avg PF-FO Asst TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2003-04 28-24 822 29.4 79-179 0.441 46-120 0.383 33-50 0.66 24-55 79-2.8 75-5 69 45 1 27 237 8.5
2004-05 35-35 1141 32.6 110-271 0.406 67-175 0.383 43-56 0.768 21-71 92-2.6 92-3 86 43 5 57 330 9.4
2005-06 32-31 1065 33.3 110-248 0.444 67-167 0.401 57-73 0.781 15-87 102-3.2 74-3 109 65 4 54 344 10.8
2006-07 24-24 810 33.8 91-195 0.467 43-116 0.371 45-57 0.789 14-55 69-2.9 50-0 101 57 5 26 270 11.3
Totals 119-114 3838 32.3 390-893 0.437 223-578 0.39 178-236 0.754 74-268 342-2.9 291-11 365 210 15 164 1181 9.9

Milestones[edit]

At North Carolina State:

  • 33rd player in North Carolina State University history to score over 1,000 points; scored 1181 points in his career.
  • 2nd best three-point shooter in school history
  • 4th best in minutes played in school history (3,838 min- 119 games- 32,3 mpg)
  • Averaged 9.9 PPG over his career [12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Engin Atsur
  2. ^ Draft Express: Engin Atsur
  3. ^ DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICA TEAM Retrieved December 18, 2006
  4. ^ Engin Atsür Efes Pilsen'de (Turkish) Retrieved July 12, 2008
  5. ^ Basketbolda Kadromuzu Güçlendirdik (Turkish)
  6. ^ Fenerbahçe Ülker Engin Atsür'ü transfer etti (Turkish)
  7. ^ Engin Aslan oldu (Turkish)
  8. ^ "Engin Atsür Galatasaray Medical Park'ta". Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 30 June 2012.  (Turkish)
  9. ^ "Engin Atsur signs a 2+1 contract with Besiktas". Sportando.com. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  10. ^ Eurobasket.com
  11. ^ Turkey Senior Basketball Team FIBA World Championships 2006 Retrieved February 18, 2007
  12. ^ Gopack.com Retrieved July 27, 2008
  13. ^ Gopack.com

Engin Atsur Mix Turkish league 2009-2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ZHomhO8Xk

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