Furkan Korkmaz

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Furkan Korkmaz
No. 30 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 20)
Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2017 Anadolu Efes
2013–2014Pertevniyal
2016–2017Banvit
2017–present Philadelphia 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, Korkmaz 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 13 June 2016, Korkmaz was one of 13 different international underclassmen to enter the 2016 NBA draft. Korkmaz 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, Korkmaz 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, Korkmaz reached the championship game of the competition with Banvit, where it 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 4 July 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 a 89–95 loss to the Boston Celtics. It was the fifth-best scoring performance in Summer League history.[12][13]

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,[14] 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.[15]

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.[16] 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
Career 14 0 5.7 .286 .294 .500 .8 .3 .1 .1 1.6

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
Career 1 0 2.0 1.000 1.000 - .0 .0 .0 .0 3.0

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". 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Givony, Jonathan (12 May 2016). "Combine buzz: Skal Labissiere impresses". Yahoo. Retrieved 11 May 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 11 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Furkan Korkmaz on loan to Banvit". Eurohoops.net. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Integral Forex Turkish Cup Champion is Banvit!". TBF.org.tr. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Star Lineup revealed, Korkmaz named Best Young Player". Basketballcl.com. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  9. ^ a b "Iberostar Tenerife crowned inaugural Basketball Champions League winners". BasketballCL.com. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard-Forward Furkan Korkmaz". NBA.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 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. ^ POINTS PER GAME : ALL ROUNDS.
  15. ^ Furkan KORKMAZ STATISTICS.
  16. ^ "Furkan KORKMAZ (TUR)". Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

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