Birkan Batuk

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Birkan Batuk
Birkan Batuk.JPG
Batuk with the Anadolu Efes
Darüşşafaka Doğuş
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Turkish Basketball League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 26)
İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Alpella
2008–2009 Trabzonspor
2009–2012 Pınar Karşıyaka
2012–2016 Anadolu Efes
2016-present Darüşşafaka Doğuş
Career highlights and awards

Birkan Batuk (born January 30, 1990) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Darüşşafaka Doğuş of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He mainly plays the shooting guard position, but he also has the ability to play as a small forward if needed.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

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 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[edit]

In the summer of 2009, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka. In the June of 2011, he signed an extension contract with Pınar Karşıyaka until 2013.

On February 9, 2011, He participated in the TBL All Star game. He led his team to victory, scoring 26 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and 4 assists. So, he was named MVP of the TBL All Star game.

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[edit]

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.[1] In August 2014, he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the pre-season game. He was expected to be 5-6 months off the court.[2]

Turkish national team[edit]

Batuk was also a regular Turkey youth national team player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Semih'le yollar ayrılıyor! (Video)". ntvspor.net (in Turkish). NTV Spor. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Birkan Batuk Ameliyat Oldu". tbf.org.tr (in Turkish). 3 August 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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