Cenk Akyol

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Cenk Akyol
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Akyol with Galatasaray
No. 11 – Beşiktaş
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Turkish Basketball League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 29)
Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2009 Efes Pilsen
2007–2008 Galatasaray Café Crown
2009–2010 Air Avellino
2010–2012 Anadolu Efes
2012–2014 Galatasaray Liv Hospital
2014–2015 Anadolu Efes
2015–present Beşiktaş Integral Forex

Cenk Akyol (born April 16, 1987) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for Beşiktaş Integral Forex of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL).

Professional career[edit]

On 3 July 2015, Akyol signed with Beşiktaş Integral Forex of the Turkish Basketball League.[1]


Akyol was drafted 59th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. On February 20, 2014, the Atlanta Hawks traded Akyol's draft rights to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Antawn Jamison[2] and on January 7, 2015 the Clippers traded his rights to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with Jared Cunningham and cash for the rights to Sergei Lishouk.[3] On February 19, 2015, he was again traded to the Denver Nuggets for Javale McGee and the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum.[4]

Turkish national team[edit]

Akyol is also a regular Turkish national team player.

Personal life[edit]

On August 21, 2013, Akyol married national volleyball player and member of Vakıfbank Volleyball Naz Aydemir.[5]


  1. ^ Besiktas brings in veteran forward Akyol
  3. ^ "Clippers Trade Cunningham To 76ers". NBA.com. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Rights to Cenk Akyol". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Genç çift dünyaevine girdi". Radikal (in Turkish). 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 

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