Büyükçekmece Basketbol

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Arel Üniversitesi Büyükçekmece
Arel Üniversitesi Büyükçekmece logo
LeaguesTurkish Super League
Founded2011; 8 years ago (2011)
History
ArenaGazanfer Bilge Sports Hall
Capacity3,000
LocationBüyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey
Team colorsBlue, white
         
PresidentAhmet Bayraktar
Head coachSerhat Şehit
Team captainKenny Hayes
WebsiteOfficial Twitter Account

Büyükçekmece Basketbol, for sponsorship reasons Arel Üniversitesi Büyükçekmece[1], is a Turkish professional basketball club based in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul which plays Turkish Basketball Super League. Their home arena is Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall with a capacity of 3,000 seats.

History[edit]

Tüyap Büyükçekmece was founded in 2011, in Büyükçekmece. The team began playing in the TB3L for 2011-12 season. In 2012-13 season, the team promoted to TB2L as a champion. In their first season in TB2L the team finished ninth and they completed the league. In the 2014–15 season, the team finished fourth of regular season. The team beat Akhisar Belediye in quarter-final. Then the team beat Denizli Basket in semi-final and Tüyap Büyükçekmece reached the TB2L Final. The Final was lost to Yeşilgiresun Belediye, but Tüyap was still promoted to the highest tier.

Logos[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2011–12 3 TB3L
2012–13 3 TB3L 1st
2013–14 2 TB2L 9th
2014–15 2 TB2L 4th
2015–16 1 BSL 10th
2016–17 1 BSL 13th 4 FIBA Europe Cup R16 10–4
2017–18 1 BSL 12th 4 FIBA Europe Cup R2 10–6
2018–19 1 BSL 12th

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Büyükçekmece Basketbol roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G/F 0 United States Eldridge, Osiris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 31 – (1988-06-18)18 June 1988
G 4 Turkey Sarıaslan, Kaan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1997-08-13)13 August 1997
PF 6 United States Saffold, Jeremy 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 28 – (1991-09-03)3 September 1991
PG 12 United States Andrews, Andrew 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1993-05-25)25 May 1993
C 13 Turkey Kılıçlı, Deniz (C) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 29 – (1990-10-23)23 October 1990
PG 15 Turkey Vardal, Yiğitcan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1992-01-26)26 January 1992
G 17 Turkey Erdoğan, Arda 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (1999-09-17)17 September 1999
SG 19 United States Hayes, Kenny 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 32 – (1987-04-16)16 April 1987
F 23 Turkey İvedi, Cengizhan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 20 – (1999-06-01)1 June 1999
F 35 Turkey Celep, Mert 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1995-06-23)23 June 1995
C 54 Turkey Özkan, Kerem 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1988-01-19)19 January 1988
C 55 United States Upshaw, Robert 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 25 – (1994-01-05)5 January 1994
Head coach
  • Turkey Serhat Şehit
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Lütfi Ahmetoğlu
  • Turkey Kemal Dutağacı
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Turkey Serhat Türkoğlu
Team manager
  • Turkey Serdar Çağlan

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 7 October 2019

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Robert Upshaw Deniz Kılıçlı Kerem Özkan
PF Jeremy Saffold Mert Celep
SF Osiris Eldridge Cengizhan İvedi
SG Kenny Hayes Kaan Sarıaslan Arda Erdoğan
PG Andrew Andrews Kevin Dillard Yiğitcan Vardal

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi; Büyükçekmece Basketbol Takımıyla Sponsorluk Anlaşması İmzaladı" (in Turkish). www.arel.edu.tr. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

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