Batuk with the Anadolu Efes in 2014.
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Turkish Super League
January 30, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||191 lb (87 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Birkan Batuk (born January 30, 1990) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He mainly plays at the shooting guard position, but he also has the ability to play as a small forward, if needed.
Batuk started to play basketball with Pamukspor. He moved to Ülkerspor junior team after his outstanding success with Pamukspor. He signed a professional contract with Alpella after playing for Ülkerspor junior team. He made his professional debut in the Turkish Basketball Super League with Alpella during the 2006-07 season. He signed a contract with Trabzonspor for 1 year in the TB2L after playing with Alpella.
Pınar Karşıyaka (2009–12)
In the summer of 2009, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka. In June 2011, he signed an extension contract with Pınar Karşıyaka until 2013.
On May 7, 2011, Batuk also scored a career-high 31 points in 25 minutes (on 7/8 3 pointers) in a victory against Trabzonspor.
Anadolu Efes (2012–16)
In the summer of 2012, Batuk was transferred to Anadolu Efes where he signed a two-year deal. In May 2014, he re-signed his contract with Anadolu Efes. In August 2014, he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during a pre-season game. He was expected to be 5–6 months off the court.
Darüşşafaka Doğuş (2016–2017)
Turkish national team
Batuk was also a regular Turkey youth national team player.