Ersan İlyasova

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Ersan İlyasova
Ersan Ilyasova Bucks.jpg
İlyasova with the Bucks
No. 7 – Milwaukee Bucks
Position Forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-05-15) May 15, 1987 (age 27)
Eskişehir, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Ülkerspor (Turkey)
2005–2006 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2006–2007 Milwaukee Bucks
2007–2009 FC Barcelona (Spain)
2009–present Milwaukee Bucks
2011 Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ersan İlyasova (born May 15, 1987)[1] is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played in Turkey, Spain and the NBA Development League.

Professional career[edit]

Turkey[edit]

After playing with the youth team of Ülkerspor, İlyasova played professionally in the Turkish Basketball League with the senior squad of Ülkerspor during the 2004–05 season, averaging 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in eleven games.[2]

NBA[edit]

İlyasova was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 36th overall pick of the 2005 NBA draft. In July 2005, he joined the Bucks for the 2005 NBA Summer League. On August 22, 2005, he signed with the Bucks. On November 14, 2005, he was assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, an assignment that lasted the entire 2005–06 season.[3] In 46 games for the 66ers, he averaged 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.[4]

İlyasova made his NBA debut for the Bucks on November 1, 2006 in a 105-97 win over the Detroit Pistons. In 2006–07, he played 66 games for the Bucks, averaging 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. In June 2007, the Bucks tendered a qualifying offer to İlyasova to make him a restricted free agent.

Spain[edit]

On July 18, 2007, İlyasova signed a two-year deal with FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB.[5] In 2009, İlyasova won a championship with Barcelona.

Return to the NBA[edit]

In July 2009, İlyasova signed a multi-year deal to return to the Milwaukee Bucks.[6]

On August 3, 2011, İlyasova signed with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League for the duration of the NBA lockout.[7] In December 2011, he returned to the Bucks following the conclusion of the lockout.

On February 19, 2012, İlyasova set new career highs with 29 points and 25 rebounds against the New Jersey Nets, becoming just the third Bucks player in franchise history to record at least 25 points and 25 rebounds in a game, after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (10 times) and Swen Nater (once). The feat had not been achieved for more than 35 years.[8] He subsequently earned the Player of the Week award for his performances from March 5–11.

On July 12, 2012, İlyasova re-signed with the Bucks on a multi-year deal.[9][10]

On March 27, 2014, he was ruled out for the remainder of the 2013–14 season due to a right ankle injury.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Duško Savanović and Ilyasova
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Milwaukee 66 14 14.7 .383 .365 .787 2.9 .7 .4 .3 6.1
2009–10 Milwaukee 81 31 23.4 .443 .336 .715 6.4 1.0 .7 .3 10.4
2010–11 Milwaukee 60 34 25.1 .436 .298 .894 6.1 .9 .9 .4 9.5
2011–12 Milwaukee 60 41 27.6 .492 .455 .781 8.8 1.2 .7 .7 13.0
2012–13 Milwaukee 73 54 27.6 .462 .444 .796 7.1 1.6 .9 .5 13.2
2013–14 Milwaukee 55 47 26.9 .409 .282 .823 6.2 1.3 .8 .1 11.2
Career 395 221 24.1 .443 .366 .793 6.2 1.1 .7 .4 10.6

NBA Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Milwaukee 7 0 22.4 .480 .357 .833 7.6 .4 .7 .1 9.7
2013 Milwaukee 4 4 29.3 .435 .400 1.000 7.3 1.8 1.3 .3 11.5
Career 11 4 24.9 .458 .375 .850 7.5 .9 .9 .2 10.4

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2004–05 Ülkerspor 6 0 4.8 .267 .111 .500 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.7 - 1.0
2007–08 FC Barcelona 22 8 18.1 .379 .241 .538 4.7 .7 .8 1.1 6.1 7.1
2008–09 FC Barcelona 22 15 20.8 .457 .403 .816 7.0 .8 .5 .6 10.5 13.0
2011–12 Anadolu Efes 8 8 20.7 .482 .353 .593 5.5 .9 1.5 1.5 9.5 13.6
Career 58 31 18.1 .426 .323 .667 5.2 .7 .7 .8 7.8 9.4

International career[edit]

Before İlyasova was chosen to play for the senior Turkish national team, he was named the MVP of the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, after leading Turkey's junior national team to a silver medal in İzmir.[12]

Personal[edit]

İlyasova is the son of Crimean Tatar parents,[13] Anvar and Iraliye İlyasova.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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