Tufan Ersöz

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Mehmet Tufan Ersöz
Tufan Ersöz Anadolu Efes S.K. vs Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball EuroLeague 20180119.jpg
Olin Gençlik
PositionShooting guard
LeagueTurkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1980-12-02) December 2, 1980 (age 39)
İzmir, Turkey
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
Playing career1998–present
Career history
1998–2000Efes Pilsen
2010–presentOlin Gençlik

Tufan Ersöz (born December 2, 1980) is a Turkish professional basketball player from İzmir, Turkey. He is a shooting guard playing for Olin Gençlik.

Professional career[edit]

He was a basketball player in Efes Pilsen’s youth program and he had 4 Turkish Cup Championships. During the 1998-1999 season he rose to the first team of Efes Pilsen. During the 2000-2001 season, he was loaned to Antalya Antbirlik and he became very successful there. He averaged 18, 0 points in 26 matches. During the 2001-2002 season, he was transferred to Beşiktaş and he became the top scorer of his team. He stayed 2 years at Beşiktaş. During the 2003-2004 season he signed a contract with Galatasaray. He played 25 matches and he averaged 12, 4 points. He became the third top scorer that season. During the 2004-2005 season he was transferred to Darüşşafaka but he had a hard time fitting into the system there. During the 2005-2006 season he played at Tekelspor and he averaged 9, 9 points, 2, 1 rebounds and 2, 3 assists. Because of some monetary problems of his team, he had to leave Tekelspor. During the 2006-2007 season he returned to Galatasaray Cafe Crown. Now he’s continuing his career in Galatasaray Cafe Crown as the captain of his team.

Jersey scandal[edit]

Tufan is also known for a major scandal in Turkish Professional Basketball. At the beginning of the 2009-2010 season, Cemal Nalga (who is also a basketball player on Galatasaray Cafe Crown) got a five match suspension during 23 September 2009 match against Cibona Zagreb. But, he later played in a friendly match against EnBW Ludwigsburg and Deutsche Bank Skyliners and wore the uniform of his good friend Tufan's number 7.[1] He also been with Tufan Ersöz name in matches list.[2] Nalga later received a two-year suspension in Turkey. Tufan also received a four-month suspension for his actions.[3] During 13 December 2009 match against Daruşşafaka, Tufan’s suspension finished and he made his return.

National team career[edit]

He played 67 matches for the junior national team of Turkey.


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