Korel Engin

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Korel Engin
Personal information
Born (1980-04-08) April 8, 1980 (age 37)
Bothell, Washington
Nationality American / Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school Inglemoor (Kenmore, Washington)
College Stanford (1998–2002)
WNBA draft 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Houston Comets
Position Center
Career history
2004–2005 Migrosspor
2005–2006 Fenerbahçe
2006–2007 Botaşspor
2007–2008 Gospic
2008 BC Moscow
2008–2009 Galatasaray
2009–2011 Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi

Korel Engin (born April 8, 1980), aka Cori Enghusen, is an American-born Turkish female basketball player at the center position for Beşiktaş Cola Turka. At 201 cm (6'7"), she is the tallest member of the Turkish women's basketball national team.

Born in Bothell, Washington, Enghusen started playing basketball at the age of 12. She played for Inglemoor High School in Washington until her graduation in 1998. She was named “1998 Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year”. While she studied sociology in major and psychology at Stanford University between 1998–2002, she played as center of the college team, the sixth-ranked women's basketball team in the NCAA.

Cori Enghusen was member of the US national team at the 2001 Basketball World University Games in Beijing, China. She helped lead the U.S. to gold at the Games.

In 2003, she played professionally in Greece. Then she moved to Turkey and was with Migrosspor in Istanbul in 2004. In 2005, she agreed to become a Turkish citizen in order to join the Turkey women’s basketball national team and to participate at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain. She helped Turkey earn gold medal. Engin signed a two-years contract with Fenerbahçe Istanbul in July 2005.


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