Furkan Aldemir

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Furkan Aldemir
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Aldemir with Galatasaray in 2013
Free agent
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1991-08-09) August 9, 1991 (age 23)
Konak, İzmir, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2011 Pınar Karşıyaka
2011–2014 Galatasaray
Career highlights and awards
  • Turkish League champion (2013)
  • 2x Turkish League All-Star (2010, 2012)

Furkan Aldemir (born August 9, 1991) is a Turkish professional basketball player who last played for Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he mainly plays the power forward position, but he can also play as a center if needed.

Professional career[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Aldemir made his professional debut in the Turkish Basketball League with Pınar Karşıyaka during the 2007–08 season. In June 2011, he signed a four-year deal with Galatasaray Liv Hospital.[1][2] In May 2014, he signed a new three-year, 3.9 million contract with Galatasaray.[3] On November 24, 2014, he parted ways with Galatasaray in pursuit of an NBA contract.[4]

NBA[edit]

Aldemir was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 53rd overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft[5] and then subsequently traded to the Houston Rockets in a four-team trade.[6] On July 13, 2013, his rights were traded, along with Royce White, to the Philadelphia 76ers.[7]

International career[edit]

Aldemir was a regular Turkish youth national team player as he won a bronze medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.[8] He played at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship where he averaged 11.6 rebounds per game. A year later, he played at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship where he averaged 14.8 points, 15.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. He was named the All-Tournament team for his performance. He went on to play for the Turkish senior national team at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

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

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Galatasaray 15 7 16.8 .557 .000 .795 4.8 .5 .7 .4 6.6 9.2
2013–14 Galatasaray 22 13 17.4 .654 .000 .515 6.3 .7 .5 1.0 5.4 10.0
2014–15 Galatasaray 6 6 20.7 .750 .000 .733 6.2 .3 .7 1.3 7.8 12.7
Career 43 26 17.7 .632 .000 .678 5.8 .6 .6 .8 6.2 10.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galatasaray tabs prospect Furkan Aldemir
  2. ^ Galatasaray made official the arrival of Furkan Aldemir
  3. ^ "Galatasaray agreed with Furkan Aldemir on a new three-year deal". Sportando.com. May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Furkan Aldemir announces on Facebook his decision to leave Galatasaray to join the NBA
  5. ^ "CLIPPERS CHOOSE FURKAN ALDEMIR WITH 53RD PICK IN DRAFT". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lamar Odom traded to Clippers". ESPN.com. June 30, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sixers Acquire Rights to 21-year-old Center/Forward Furkan Aldemir of Turkey". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "TURKEY RUN AWAY WITH BRONZE MEDAL GAME". FIBAEurope.com. August 2, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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