Metecan Birsen

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Metecan Birsen
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Birsen with the Fenerbahçe
İstanbul BB
Position Small forward
League Turkish League
Personal information
Born (1995-04-06) April 6, 1995 (age 22)
Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–present Fenerbahçe
2014–2015 Eskişehir Basket
2015– İBB
Career highlights and awards

James Metecan Birsen (born 6 April 1995) is a Turkish professional basketball player who plays for İstanbul BB, on loan from Fenerbahçe, of the Turkish Basketball League. Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he plays at the small forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Birsen grew up with the Fenerbahçe Ülker juniors team and he made his debut with Fenerbahçe during the 2011–12 season. On 26 August 2014, he was loaned for a season to Olin Edirne, later renamed as Eskişehir Basket.[1][2] Then Olin Edirne relocated to Eskişehir as Eskişehir Basket. Over 23 Turkish League games played in the 2014–15 season, he averaged 3.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Turkish national team[edit]

He has been member of the Turkish Under-16 and Under-18 national team.[3] He won the bronze medal at the 2010 European U-16 Championship.

Personal life[edit]

He was born to a Turkish father and an Irish mother.[4][5]Cousin is known as "THE LEGEND TP" also from Ireland. He is known as small Paul in his local region as Metecan towers over him.


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