Metecan Birsen

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Metecan Birsen
Metecan Birsen 6 Sakarya Büyükşehir Belediyespor 20180107 (4).jpg
Birsen with Sakarya BB in 2018
Pınar Karşıyaka
PositionSmall forward
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1995-04-06) April 6, 1995 (age 24)
Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2015Fenerbahçe
2014–2015Eskişehir
2015–2017İstanbul BB
2017–2018Sakarya BB
2018–2019Anadolu Efes
2019–presentPınar Karşıyaka
Career highlights and awards

James Metecan Birsen (born 6 April 1995) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Super 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.

On 12 June 2018, Birsen was announced by Anadolu Efes, where he signed a 2-year contract.[3]

On July 17, 2019, he has signed 1 year deal with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Super League.[4]

Turkish national team[edit]

He has been member of the Turkish Under-16 and Under-18 national team.[5] He won the bronze medal at the 2010 European U-16 Championship.

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.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Fenerbahçe 8 1 5.3 .400 .000 .500 1.1 0 .4 .1 .6 .5
Career 8 1 5.3 .400 .000 .500 1.1 0 .4 .1 .6 .5

Personal life[edit]

He was born to a Turkish father and an Irish mother.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olin Edirne confirmed Metecan's loan deal
  2. ^ Metecan to set Olin loan
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Metecan Birsen, Pınar Karşıyaka'da" (in Turkish). Ntvspor. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Turkey Roster". U18 European Championship Men Division A. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  6. ^ Attention to James "Baby" Metecan Archived 2014-03-12 at Archive.today
  7. ^ Turkish youngsters

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