Darüşşafaka S.K.

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Darüşşafaka
Darüşşafaka logo
Nickname Daçka
Leagues Turkish League
Turkish Cup
EuroCup
Founded 1951; 67 years ago (1951)
History Darüşşafaka S.K.
(1951–2008)
Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires
(2008–2010)
Darüşşafaka
(2010–2013)
Darüşşafaka Doğuş
(2013–2017)
Darüşşafaka S.K.
(2017–present)
Arena Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk (BSL)
Volkswagen Arena (EuroLeague/EuroCup)
Arena Capacity Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk - 3,500
Volkswagen Arena - 5,240
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Black, green
         
President Ümit Başkırt
Team manager İbrahim Kutluay, Ahmet Eran
Head coach David Blatt
Championships 2 Turkish Championships
1 Turkish Second Division
Website darussafakadogusbasketbol.com
Uniforms

Darüşşafaka Spor Kulübü, is a professional basketball club based in İstanbul, Turkey, founded in 1951. The club plays in the Turkish Basketball Super League. Its home arena for domestic Turkish League games is Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall, with a capacity of 3,500, while its home arena for EuroLeague games (if it is competing in that league) is the Volkswagen Arena Istanbul, with a capacity of 5,240.

Founded as a multisport club in 1914, basketball is their most representative section.

History[edit]

From 1993 until 2010, Darüşşafaka was a stable TBL (now called BSL) competitor. In the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons, the team took the third place in the regular season. In the 2009–10 season, the club ended up in 16th place in the TBL and was relegated.[1] The team was then a middle-tier team in the TB2L from 2010 until 2013.

In 2013, Doğuş Holding became the main sponsor of the team, which instantly turned Darüşşafaka into a wealthy and ambitious club. In the 2013–14 season, they won the TB2L title, and were promoted to the TBL (now called BSL).

In the 2014–15 season, Darüşşafaka took the third place in the regular season, after some big names like Renaldas Seibutis and Jamon Gordon were signed for the season. Despite the huge expectations, the team lost in the quarterfinals of the league playoffs to Trabzonspor.[2]

The team received a wild card for the 2015–16 Euroleague season.[3] Darüşşafaka started playing its EuroLeague home games at the Volkswagen Arena Istanbul, starting from November 2015.

Arenas[edit]

Darüşşafaka plays its national domestic Turkish Basketball Super League home games at the 3,500 seat Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall.[4] In November 2015, the 5,240 seat Volkswagen Arena Istanbul was officially inaugurated as the home arena of Darüşşafaka for EuroLeague home games.[5][6]

Honours[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2000–01 1 TBL 3rd 3 Korać Cup
EF
2001–02 1 TBL 3rd Runner-up 2 Saporta Cup
RS
2002–03 1 TBL 9th 2 ULEB Cup
RS
2003–04 1 TBL 6th
2004–05 1 TBL 10th 2 ULEB Cup
RS
2005–06 1 TBL 9th
2006–07 1 TBL 8th
2007–08 1 TBL 14th
2008–09 1 TBL 8th
2009–10 1 TBL 16th
2010–11 2 TB2L 8th
2011–12 2 TB2L 11th
2012–13 2 TB2L 7th
2013–14 2 TB2L 1st
2014–15 1 TBL 5th Semifinalist
2015–16 1 BSL 4th Runner-up 1 Euroleague T16
2016–17 1 BSL 4th Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague QF

Source: Eurobasket.com

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Darüşşafaka roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 0 United States Kidd, Stanton 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 25 – (1992-03-18)18 March 1992
PG 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Wilbekin, Scottie 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 24 – (1993-04-05)5 April 1993
PG 3 Turkey Özmızrak, Kartal 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 22 – (1995-08-29)29 August 1995
G 4 Turkey Akay, Mert 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2000-01-12)12 January 2000
SG 5 Turkey Baygül, Muhammed 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1992-06-03)3 June 1992
F/C 9 Turkey Koşut, Emircan 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 – (1995-07-03)3 July 1995
PG 10 Turkey Doruk, Dora 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (1999-02-24)24 February 1999
PG 12 United States Cummings, Will 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1992-10-07)7 October 1992
SF 13 Turkey Ulubay, Okben 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 21 – (1996-05-25)25 May 1996
PG 18 Turkey Ozdemiroglu, Dogus 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 21 – (1996-04-17)17 April 1996
F/C 19 Turkey Aldemir, Furkan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 26 – (1991-08-09)9 August 1991
C 21 Turkey Savaş, Oğuz 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 132 kg (291 lb) 30 – (1987-07-13)13 July 1987
G/F 23 Cuba Sant-Roos, Howard 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 27 – (1991-02-13)13 February 1991
F/C 25 United States Johnson, JaJuan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1989-08-02)2 August 1989
SF 31 United States Bell, James 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1992-01-07)7 January 1992
F/C 50 Nigeria Eric, Micheal 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 29 – (1988-06-24)24 June 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Latvia Oskars Ernšteins
  • Turkey Yücel Aslan
  • Turkey Murat Çağlar
Team manager

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

Updated: July 15, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Michael Eric Emircan Koşut Oğuz Savaş
PF JaJuan Johnson Furkan Aldemir
SF James Bell Stanton Kidd Okben Ulubay
SG Howard Sant-Roos Muhammed Baygul Doğuş Özdemiroğlu
PG Scottie Wilbekin Will Cummings Kartal Özmızrak

Notable players[edit]

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

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]