Melisa Can

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Michelle Campbell aka Melisa Can
Melisa Can (cropped).jpg
No. 34 – Adana ASKI
PositionPower forward
LeagueTurkish Women's Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1984-05-12) May 12, 1984 (age 38)
Iowa, United States
Nationality United States  Turkey
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
CollegeRutgers University
Career history
Turkey 2017-CurrentGirne
Turkey 2014-2016Adana ASKİ
Turkey 2013-2014İstanbul Üniversitesi B.G.D.
WNBA 2013Chicago Sky
Turkey 2012-2013Tarsus Belediye
Turkey 2010-2012Galatasaray Medical Park
Turkey 2007-2010Ceyhan Belediye
Latvia 2007-2008SK Cēsis
Poland 2007Energa Toruń
Israel 2006-2007Raanana Herzeliya
Korea 2006Shinsegae Coolcats
Big East 2002-2006Rutgers University
Lawrence Township, NJNotre Dame High School
Career highlights and awards
2005 Most Improved Player Big East Conference

2005 Third team Big East Conference 2006 Big East Regular Season Champion 2006 Big East Tournament Semifinalist 2006 NCAA Sweet 16 2008 Turkish League Semifinalist 2009,2010 All Star Game Turkish League 2009 Honorable Mention Turkish League 2010 Second Team Turkish League 2011 Turkish League Finalist 2011 Turkish Cup Champion 2013 WNBA Chicago Sky East Regular Season Champion

2015 Turkish Cup MVP
Stats at

Melisa Can (born May 12, 1984, in Iowa) aka Michelle Marie Campbell is U.S. born Turkish female basketball player at the power forward position who plays for Adana ASKİ.

She acquired Turkish citizenship in 2010 and consequently adopted the Turkish name of Melisa Can.[1][2]

Melisa Can (previously known as Michelle Campbell) is an American power forward with Turkish Passport (Bosman) who after a good career at Rutgers has played for several years in Europe where she was the Turkish top scorer in 2009–10 with 21.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Notre Dame High School.[3][4] She joined Rutgers in the 2002–03 season.

She averaged 5.6 points as freshman and 7.5 points as sophomore. Michelle had her best season at Rutgers in 2004–05 with 11 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and was named as the most improved player in the Big East conference and in the third best team.

In 2005-06 and as a senior player, Michelle averages 8.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, being Big East regular season Champion and advancing until the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

During her four years at Rutgers, Michelle Campbell played with players like Matee Ajavon (5th pick WNBA Draft 2008), Essence Carson (7th pick WNBA Draft 2008), Kia Vaughn (8th pick WNBA Draft 2009) or Cappie Pondexter (2nd pick WNBA Draft 2006).

Once her college career was over and after attending the Mystics summer camp in 2006, Michelle Campbell signed with Israeli Raanana Herzeliya where she averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game to finish the season playing for Torun in Poland where she averaged 15.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

Michelle started the 2007–08 season in Latvia playing for Cesis, where she averaged 24.3 points and 9 rebounds per game.

In November she moved to Ceyhan in Turkey where she averaged 13 point and 10.1 rebounds per game, reaching the Turkish cup semifinals.

After a short stance with Detroit Shock in the 2008 summer, Michelle returns to Ceyhan, to play the 2008–09 season and averages 15.5 points and 10.2 rebounds (fourth best rebounder).

Michelle plays the All Star Game and receives a Honorable mention.

Again Ceyhan is her destination in the 2009–10 season and Michelle Campbell is the top scorer in Turkish league with 21.4 points per game, plus 8.9 rebounds with 69,2% from the field.

Michelle is named in the second team in Turkish league.

After her great season and with her new Turkish Passport, Michelle Campbell (Melisa Can now) signs with Galatasaray for the 2010–11 season, making her debut also in Euroleague.

In Galatasaray, Melisa Can averages 7.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 21 minutes per game (52% from the field) in Turkish League, reaching the League Finals and winning the Turkish Cup.

Melisa averages 5,4 points and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes per game in Euroleague.

Rutgers statistics[edit]


  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  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002-03 Rutgers 29 163 53.8% 0.0% 75.4% 2.6 0.2 0.7 0.2 5.6
2003-04 Rutgers 33 246 53.6% 0.0% 61.9% 4.7 0.3 0.8 0.5 7.5
2004-05 Rutgers 35 385 56.1% 0.0% 70.3% 5.7 0.8 1.0 0.5 11.0
2005-06 Rutgers 32 260 55.0% 0.0% 72.9% 5.2 0.8 0.7 0.5 8.1
Career 129 1054 54.9% 0.0% 69.9% 4.6 0.6 0.8 0.4 8.2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Campbell'dı Melisa oldu". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  2. ^ Anonim. "2010 - 2011 | Michelle Marie Campbell v3". FCN Blog. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  3. ^ "NDHS | Private Catholic High School in Lawrenceville NJ". Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  4. ^ Franklin, Paul. "After long journey, Michelle Campbell finds herself in the WNBA", The Times (Trenton), June 3, 2013. Accessed November 2, 2017. "At Rutgers, even though she would be a 1,000-point scorer, Michelle Campbell never received the attention afforded to players like Cappie Pondexter and Chelsea Newton, or even younger teammates Essence Carson, Matee Ajavon and Kia Vaughn.... The Notre Dame High School graduate, who grew up in Princeton with three sisters, pursued her passion."
  5. ^ "NCAA Statistics". Retrieved 2017-08-28.

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