Melih Mahmutoğlu

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Melih Mahmutoğlu
Melih Mahmutoğlu'13.JPG
Mahmutoğlu with Fenerbahçe
No. 10 – Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Position Shooting guard
League Turkish Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1990-05-12) May 12, 1990 (age 27)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Listed weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Pertevniyal S.K.
2008–2010 Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires
2010–2012 Galatasaray Medical Park
2011–2012 Antalya BB
2012–2013 Erdemirspor
2013–present Fenerbahçe
Career highlights and awards

Melih Mahmutoğlu (born May 12, 1990) is a Turkish professional basketball player who plays for and captains[1] Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball Super League.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Mahmutoğlu started to play youth basketball with Genç Boğaziçispor. He transferred to the youth clubs of Efes Pilsen in 1999, and he was developed in the Efes Pilsen junior clubs. He made his professional debut in the Turkish Second Division with Pertevniyal, Efes Pilsen's feeder club, during the 2007–08 season.

He signed a contract with Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires in 2008. He averaged 7.3 points and 1.4 rebounds with them in the Turkish First Division, in the 2008–09 season.

He signed a contract with Galatasaray Medical Park in 2010. He was loaned to Antalya BB for the 2011–12 season, where he averaged 11.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game in the top-tier level Turkish League.

In the summer of 2012, he moved to Erdemirspor. Mahmutoğlu's scoring average with Erdemirspor, of 12.2 points per game, over 30 games played in the Turkish League's 2012–13 season, drew the attention of some bigger European clubs towards him.

Fenerbahçe (2013–present)[edit]

In August 2013, Mahmutoğlu signed a two-year contract with an option to extend it for one more season, with Fenerbahçe.[2] In his first EuroLeague season, he averaged 5.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, over 22 games, while shooting 44.8% from the field.

In the 2014–15 season, Fenerbahçe advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four, for the first time in the team's history.[3] On May 15, 2015, however, they lost in the EuroLeague semifinal game to Real Madrid, by a score of 87–96.[4] In the 2015–16 season, Fenerbahçe won the Turkish Cup, with a 67–65 win over Darüşşafaka. Fenerbahçe also reached the final game of the 2016 Euroleague Final Four, but fell short of winning the EuroLeague championship, after an overtime 96–101 loss to CSKA Moscow.[5] Over 18 EuroLeague games, he averaged 4 points per game. At the end of the season, Fenerbahçe also won the Tukish League championship.

On September 27, 2016, he signed a three-year contract extension with the team.[6]

Turkish national team[edit]

With the junior national teams of Turkey, Mahmutoğlu played at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, at the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, at the 2009 and at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships. He also played for the Turkish national team, and won the gold medal, at the 2013 Mediterranean Games.

He also played with the senior Turkish national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2015.

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.

Denotes season in which Mahmutoğlu's team won the EuroLeague

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Fenerbahçe 22 7 14.5 .448 .415 .923 1.2 .6 .5 .0 5.5 3.6
2014–15 16 2 7.4 .351 .393 .000 .7 .3 .0 .0 2.3 .8
2015–16 18 2 12.2 .410 .404 .500 .7 .4 .2 .0 4.0 1.5
2016–17 20 4 10.4 .426 .438 1.000 .5 .6 .3 .0 4.0 2.6
Career 76 15 11.4 .420 .414 .905 .8 .5 .3 .0 4.1 2.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melih is the new captain
  2. ^ "Fenerbahçe Ülker’de 3 yeni isim". fenerbahce.org (in Turkish). Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fenerbahce for the first time in the Final Four". eurohoops.net. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Real Madrid heads to third straight final after beating Fenerbahce". euroleague.net. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "CSKA Moscow claims its seventh Euroleague crown after OT thriller". euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bilgilendirme". fenerbahce.org (in Turkish). 27 September 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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