Furkan Korkmaz

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Furkan Korkmaz
Korkmaz.jpg
Korkmaz in the 2017 NBA Summer League.
No. 30 – Philadelphia 76ers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-07-24) July 24, 1997 (age 22)
Istanbul, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2017Anadolu Efes
2013–2014Pertevniyal
2016–2017Banvit
2017–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
2017Delaware 87ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Furkan Korkmaz (born July 24, 1997) is a Turkish professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 26th in the 2016 NBA draft. At a height of 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m),[1] he mainly plays the shooting guard position.

Early years[edit]

Korkmaz was born in Bakırköy, Istanbul. He started playing basketball with the school team when he was nine. In 2012, he moved to Anadolu Efes, from Efes' junior team, Yeşilyurt Spor Kulübü, for $250,000, at the age of 15.

Professional career[edit]

Anadolu Efes (2013–2017)[edit]

In his first year in the Efes club infrastructure, Korkmaz played for the junior and youth teams of Efes. He was loaned for the 2013–14 season to the Turkish 2nd-tier level TB2L team Pertevniyal, which was at the time the farm club of Anadolu Efes. In the summer of 2014, he moved to the senior men's Anadolu Efes first team. His contract with Efes included a $2 million buyout clause for the NBA.[2]

NBA Draft[edit]

On June 13, 2016, Korkmaz was one of 13 different international underclassmen to enter the 2016 NBA draft. He declared in May that he'd only enter the draft if he were guaranteed to be drafted somewhere in the middle of the draft.[3] He was selected 26th in the first round, by the Philadelphia 76ers.[4] After being drafted, Korkmaz decided to return to Anadolu Efes for at least another season.

Banvit (2016–2017)[edit]

In December 2016, Korkmaz was loaned by Anadolu Efes to Banvit.[5][6] In February 2017, he won the Turkish Cup with Banvit, which was the first trophy in the club's history.[7] In the same season, Korkmaz was the inaugural winner of the Basketball Champions League (BCL) Best Young Player award of the 2016–17 season of the European-wide third tier level.[8] In the BCL, he reached the championship game of the competition with Banvit, where his team lost 63–59 to Iberostar Tenerife.[9] Korkmaz recorded 4 points and 2 rebounds in the final game.[9]

Philadelphia 76ers (2017–present)[edit]

On July 4, 2017, Korkmaz signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[10] During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League.[11]

2018–19 season[edit]

In Philadelphia's first game of the 2018 NBA Summer League, Korkmaz scored 40 points (including 8 three-pointers) in 28 minutes during an 89–95 loss to the Boston Celtics. It was the fifth-best scoring performance in Summer League history.[12][13] On December 10, Korkmaz scored 18 points off the bench in a win over the Detroit Pistons. On December 12, he had his first career start in place of the injured Jimmy Butler.

2019–20 season[edit]

On July 25, 2019, Korkmaz re-signed with the 76ers on a two-year contract.[14][15]

National team career[edit]

Turkish junior national team[edit]

Korkmaz was a member of the junior national teams of Turkey. With Turkey's junior national teams, he played at: the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, which he led in scoring,[16] the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a silver medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team, and at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, where he won a bronze medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

He also played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he averaged 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game, in 30.3 minutes per game. At the 2017 Under-20 tournament, he also shot 35.6% overall from the field, 27.6% from three-point range, and 66.7% from free throw range.[17]

Turkish senior national team[edit]

Korkmaz played with the senior men's Turkish national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2015, and at the 2016 Manila FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[18] He also played at EuroBasket 2017.

Honours[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Senior club honours

Junior national team[edit]

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Philadelphia 14 0 5.7 .286 .294 .500 .8 .3 .1 .1 1.6
2018–19 Philadelphia 48 7 14.1 .400 .326 .818 2.2 1.1 .6 .0 5.8
Career 62 7 12.2 .388 .323 .792 1.9 .9 .5 .0 4.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Philadelphia 1 0 2.0 1.000 1.000 - .0 .0 .0 .0 3.0
2019 Philadelphia 2 0 6.0 .333 .333 1.000 .5 .0 .0 .5 3.5
Career 3 0 4.7 .429 .500 1.000 .3 .0 .0 .3 3.3

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Anadolu Efes 19 1 10.7 .408 .414 .789 1.4 .8 .6 .2 3.5 3.8
2015–16 Anadolu Efes 19 5 8.8 .391 .423 .571 0.9 .5 .1 .2 2.7 1.4
2016–17 Anadolu Efes 2 0 7.0 .200 .000 .000 0.5 .5 1.5 .0 1.0 1.5
Career 40 6 9.6 .390 .411 .731 1.1 .7 .4 .1 3.0 2.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ HEIGHT 6 ft7 in / 2.01m.
  2. ^ "Korkmaz wants to join the Sixers, his $2 m buyout keeps him in Europe - Eurohoops". May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Givony, Jonathan (May 12, 2016). "Combine buzz: Skal Labissiere impresses". Yahoo. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Seltzer, Brian (June 24, 2016). "Sixers Take Simmons, Luwawu-Cabarrot, Korkmaz in Draft". NBA.com. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Efes swaps Korkmaz for Mutaf". Euroleague.net. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Furkan Korkmaz on loan to Banvit". Eurohoops.net. December 19, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Integral Forex Turkish Cup Champion is Banvit!". TBF.org.tr. February 19, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Star Lineup revealed, Korkmaz named Best Young Player". Basketballcl.com. April 30, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Iberostar Tenerife crowned inaugural Basketball Champions League winners". BasketballCL.com. April 30, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  10. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard-Forward Furkan Korkmaz". NBA.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "2017-2018 Philadelphia 76ers Knicks Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  12. ^ Schwartz, Nick (July 7, 2018). "Meet Furkan Korkmaz, the Sixers' Summer League phenom". For The Win. USA Today. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Ellentuck, Matt (July 6, 2018). "Sixers' Furkan Korkmaz is one of the best NBA scorers of all time! (In July)". SB Nation. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Team Re-Signs Furkan Korkmaz". NBA.com. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  15. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (July 25, 2019). "Agent: Furkan Korkmaz returning to 76ers". ESPN. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  16. ^ POINTS PER GAME : ALL ROUNDS.
  17. ^ Furkan KORKMAZ STATISTICS.
  18. ^ "Furkan KORKMAZ (TUR)". Retrieved May 11, 2017.

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