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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 24-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 22-4 
 3. Besiktas 21-5 
 4. Darussafaka 19-7 
 5. Banvit BK 18-9 
 6. Galatasaray 17-10 
 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 14-13 
 8. Gaziantep 13-13 
 9. Tofas 12-15 
 10. Istanbul BBSK 11-16 
 11. Yesilgiresun 9-18 
 12. Demir IBB 9-18 
 13. Trabzonspor 8-18 
 14. Usak 8-19 
 15. Best Balikesir 6-21 
 16. TED Kolejliler 2-25 
Full Standings
TBL Standings
 1. Sakarya BSB 28-6 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 28-6 
 3. Socar Petkim 27-7 
 4. Bursaspor 26-8 
 5. Afyon 22-12 
 6. Acibadem 22-12 
 7. Istanbulspor 20-14 
 8. Turk Telekom 20-14 
 9. Samsun 19-15 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 16-18 
 11. Akhisar Bld 14-20 
 12. Yalova Bld 12-22 
 13. Duzce Bld. 11-23 
 14. Gelisim 11-23 
 15. Pertevniyal 11-23 
 16. Mamak DSI 9-25 
 17. Final Genclik 6-28 
 18. Mugla Orman 4-30 
Full Standings
TB2L Stage Two Standings
 1. Karesi Spor 3-0 
 2. Antalya BSB 2-1 
 3. Orman Genclik 2-1 
 4. Artvin 1-2 
 5. Tofas Gelisim 1-2 
 6. Mersin BSB 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 23-7 
 2 CSKA 22-8 
 3 Olympiacos 19-11 
 4 Panathinaikos 19-11 
 5 Fenerbahce 18-12 
 6 Anadolu Efes 17-13 
 7 Baskonia 17-13 
 8 Darussafaka 16-14 
 9 Crvena Zvezda 16-14 
 10 Zalgiris 14-16 
 11 FC Barcelona 12-18 
 12 Galatasaray 11-19 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-20 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-20 
 15 EA7 Armani 8-22 
 16 Unics 8-22 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.19.3 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun19.2 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK18.5 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.2 
 6. Denmon, Gaziantep16.7 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.6 
 8. James, Best Balikesir16.3 
 9. Morrison, TED K.16.0 
 10. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Avg: 10
 1. Stimac, Besiktas10.0 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.9.0 
 3. Thomas, TED K.8.0 
 4. Wright, Trabzons.7.8 
 5. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 6. Hummer, TED K.7.1 
 7. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.6.7 
 10. Honeycutt, Anadolu .6.6 
Assists Per Game
  Anadolu .
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.7 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.1 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.4 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.3 
 6. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 7. Ermis, Tofas4.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Trabzons.4.7 
 9. Sloukas, Fenerbahce4.6 
 10. Wanamaker, Darussaf.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.7 
 4. Eldridge, Demir I.1.7 
 5. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 7. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 9. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.6 
 10. Cherry, Gaziantep1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Anadolu .
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.8 
 2. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.7 
 3. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.3 
 5. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 6. James, Best Balikesir1.0 
 7. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 9. Thomas, TED K.0.8 
 10. Wright, Trabzons.0.8 
Turkish men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
 Bb Cham.League:

Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes Apr.29 Fenerbahce 57%
TED Kolejli Apr.29 Gaziantep 86%
Besiktas 88% Apr.29 Trabzonspor
Darussafaka 59% Apr.29 Galatasaray
Istanbul BB 56% Apr.29 Tofas
Pinar Karsiy Apr.29 Demir IBB 53%
Usak Apr.29 Banvit BK 68%
Yesilgiresun 60% Apr.29 Best Balikes
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Socar Petkim 67% Apr.28 Acibadem
Istanbulspor Apr.27 Eskisehir Bs 58%
Sakarya BSB 60% Apr.27 Turk Telekom
Bursaspor 65% Apr.27 Afyon
Next Round Schedule

Game 3 (Quarter-Finals)

Darussafaka Apr.26 Real Madrid 55%
Anadolu Efes 67% Apr.26 Olympiacos
Baskonia 50% Apr.25 CSKA
Fenerbahce Apr.25 Panathinaiko 53%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Finals)

Nanterre Apr.25 Chalon 58%
Mete Babaoglu Interview : Solomon's behaviours are unacceptable - May 7, 2013

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Turker: What was the aim on the court behind your singing with Willie Solomon (187-G-78, college: Clemson) ?
Mete Babaoglu : After the exhibition games, we thought that we need a combo-guard who can score points. At this point we signed Willie Willie Solomon, who has experience in Turkey. This is my 25th season at the Turkish Basketbal League and I worked with so many different players. I made this decision on the basis of my experiences. I thought that I can work with Willie Solomon too. Actually we wanted Willie Solomon in the summer to but we could not agree due to some financial problems.
We talked with Willie Solomon. He said I want ball in my hands. I want to create, or pass the ball to my teammate in an interview. This is not todays basketball. Teams are playing with 2 point-guards and P&R plays are one of the key factor of the todays basketball.

Turker: So you told him that he will play with Holston, right?
Mete Babaoglu : Yes of course. Especially we said him he will play with Hakan Koseoglu. He didnt said No to any of those requests. He played nearly 30 minutes in his first games. That will show you easily my confidence on Willie Solomon. He has to said first that he will not accept that requests. But he said Yes to every requests.

Turker: He had an injury on 22.02.2012 in Ukraine before his arrival to Mersin. Is he fully recovered from the injury when he came to Mersin?
Mete Babaoglu : He passed all the controls. He had an injury at Ukraine but first controls revealed that he fully recovered. But after the controls, theres another injury seemed from the doctors. We felt there was something wrong in our first match playing with Gaziantep due to the fact that we had all the surveys with our clubs doctor EMG. In addition to this, the bone injury that he experienced in Ukraine on his left foot thigh bone also his nerves lost in time, appeared to have fallen to zero. Foot end of this muscle to lift up and pull through the knee. Thats what we call drop foot in physic. It does not affect his run but this fact prevents to pull his foot and prevents to jump because his foot is on the floor. Sometimes he forgets that, at that point we had to start the treatment. His attitudes made us to think about his injury positively but the problem prevent him to be better.

Turker: Is it possible for him not to know the problem about his foot because you noticed that later on ?
Mete Babaoglu : Impossible. It is almost known, not a secret. You understand the problem when you try to walk with your foot end hanging down. I made him play as a point guard in the second period of the Gaziantep match and the team never runs back. Score difference has jumped immediately to 15.

Turker: Willie Solomon said that signing with Mersin is worst decision of his career. What can you say about that?
Mete Babaoglu : In my 25-year career, I didnt say bad things on any of my players in front of media. Everytime I said good things but never bad. You know sometimes player will not fit the system and you will part ways with this player. That things can happen in basketball world. Same thing happening to us. Sometimes were parting ways with our club in mid-season. Because sometimes you cant fit the system. Or you cant get the success. But you cant say Coming Mersin is time-wasting. His behaviours are unacceptable. We talked with Willie Solomon privately about 3 or 4 times. I asked his requests and I told him my requests. But he said I want the ball everytime. If Willie Solomon were fully-healthy, of course we will give the ball to his hands. He was at treatments everyday. Theres two type Willie Solomon. Our Willie Solomon was not healthy. I talked with him and I told him that I will not work with him.

Turker: Did you face with any problem about his personal life?
Mete Babaoglu :We talked about that when he came and he knew his foots situation and he wanted to comeback to Euroleague-level. Actually were happy about his private-life. He acted like a professional.

Turker: In interview, it was claimed that Besiktas was also interested with him ?
Mete Babaoglu :This is not true. I asked to Erman Kunter about their interest on Willie Solomon. Absouletly we have no interest in Willie Solomon Kunter said to me. We always share our opinion.

Turker: As a result, he came and behaved professionally and left on the other side ?
Mete Babaoglu : We parted ways mutually. We tried to parted ways with Willie Solomon 2 times but conditions are not good. We made everything. He has no debt from Mersin. Anyone who needs any info about his injury, we will share it.


Engin Atsur
Engin Atsur selected the top Turk playing abroad in last week's games - 9 hours ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Turks who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Engin Atsur (190-84, agency: BeoBasket). He could not help ALBA Berlin (18-13) in their last game. Despite Atsur's very good performance ALBA Berlin lost 92-100 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#13) Eisbaeren Bremerhaven.    [read more]

C.J. Harris
TBL Round 34 of Regular Season - 15 hours ago
The Regular Season in TBL just ended. The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Sakarya BSB as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Sakarya BSB smashed their biggest opponent Socar Petkim in Sakaraya 90-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Socar Petkim. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Sakarya BSB made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Socar Petkim 35-18 including 24 on the defensive g...   [read more]

Wilbekin's 27 points give him Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
23-year old guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-G-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for Darussafaka and receives a Player of the Week award for round 26. He had the game-high 27 points adding two rebounds and three assists for Darussafaka in his team's victory, helping them to beat Pinar Karsiyaka (#7, 14-12) 95-90. Darussafaka maintains the 4th position in Turkish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Darussafaka w...   [read more]

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