İzzet Türkyılmaz

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Izzet Türkyılmaz
İzzet Türkyılmaz.JPG
Türkyılmaz with Fenerbahçe Ülker
No. 12 – GKK Šibenik
Position Power forward / Center
League A-1 Liga
Personal information
Born (1990-05-20) May 20, 1990 (age 27)
Ayvalık, Balıkesir, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2010 Genç Banvitliler
2010–2013 Banvit
2013–2014 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2014–2015 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
2015 GKK Šibenik
2015–2016 Galatasaray Odeabank
2016 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2016–present GKK Šibenik
Career highlights and awards

İzzet Türkyılmaz (born May 20, 1990) is a Turkish professional basketball player for GKK Šibenik of the Croatian A-1 Liga. Standing at 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in), he can play as a power forward or center.

Professional career[edit]

On September 2, 2013, Türkyılmaz signed a three-year contract with option to extend for one season with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[1]

On November 26, 2014, Türkyılmaz signed with Le Mans Sarthe Basket.[2] On January 2, 2015 Türkyılmaz was not extended by Le Mans and became a free agent. During his stint with the French team he averaged 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.[3] On January 22, he signed with Croatian club GKK Šibenik.[4] He averaged 10 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.[5]

On September 25, 2015, Türkyılmaz signed with Galatasaray Odeabank, making his return to the Turkish League.[6] On January 29, 2016, he was loaned to TED Ankara Kolejliler for the rest of the season.[7]

On August 14, 2016, Türkyılmaz returned to GKK Šibenik.[8]

NBA[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Türkyılmaz was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 50th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.[9] He then joined the Nuggets for the 2012 NBA Summer League Team in Las Vegas, Nevada.[10]

Turkish national team[edit]

Türkyılmaz is also member of Turkish national team, playing the FIBA EuroBasket 2011 tournament, averaging 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fenerbahçe Ülker’de 3 yeni isim". fenerbahce.org (in Turkish). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Le Mans announces Izzet Turkyilmaz". Sportando.com. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Izzet Turkyilmaz, Le Mans part ways". Sportando.com. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Jurica, Ivana (22 January 2015). "Türkyilmaz: 'Šibenik ima košarkašku povijest i zna što je košarka'". sibenik.in (in Croatian). ŠibenikIn. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Galatasaray agreed to terms with Izzet Turkyilmaz". Sportando.com. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "İzzet Türkyılmaz Galatasaray'da". gazetevatan.com (in Turkish). 25 September 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "İzzet Türkyılmaz Kadromuzda". kolejliler.com (in Turkish). 29 January 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "GKK Sibenik brings back Izzet Turkyilmaz". Eurobasket.com. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Denver Nuggets add three players in 2012 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Izzet Turkyilmaz Summer League 2012 Statistics". NBA.com. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "İzzet Türkyılmaz - EuroBasket 2011". FIBAEurope.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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