Turkey national basketball team


Turkey national basketball team

Infobox national basketball team
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country=Turkey
country_alt=Türkiye
logo=Turkish Basketball Federation logo.png national_fed=Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF)
coach=flagicon|Montenegro Bogdan Tanjević
nickname=12 Dev Adam
(12 Giant Men)

fiba_ranking=13th
fiba_zone=FIBA Europe
zone_championship=Eurobasket
joined_fiba=1936
wc_appearances=2
oly_appearances=2
zone_appearances=19
zone_medals=
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The Turkey national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Turkey in international competitions. The team is nicknamed "12 Dev Adam" (literally: "12 Giant Men"); though a new nickname, "12 Cesur Yürek" (12 Brave Hearts) was proposed after the young and inexperienced team's surprising performance in the 2006 World Championship, despite not having star players Hedo Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Kerem Tunçeri and Hüseyin Beşok.

Eurobasket

Eurobasket 1949

Turkey's European championship debut came at Eurobasket 1949, held in Cairo, Egypt. The Turks split their six games in the seven-team round robin tournament, finishing with three wins and three losses for 4th place.

Eurobasket 1951

Turkey competed again at Eurobasket 1951 in Paris. Their only loss in the preliminary round was to the Soviet Union as Turkey earned the second-rank spot with a 3-1 record. Their single loss to Bulgaria in the semifinal round, however, was enough to bump them from championship contention as they came out on the bottom of a three-way tie with a 2-1 record. They won their classificiation 5-8 game, but lost the 5/6 game to Italy.

Eurobasket 1955

Turkey returned after missing 1953's edition to Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest. They went 1-2 in their preliminary round group, taking third in the pool and moving to classification play. There they lost only to France on their way to a 3-1 record in classification round 1. They lost their 9-12 semifinal by 1 point to Finland, but defeated England 77-54 in the next game to take 11th place of the 18 team tournament.

Eurobasket 1957

Turkey appeared again at Eurobasket 1957 in Sofia. Losing to the Soviet Union and Poland in the preliminary round, Turkey took third in the group to be sent to the classification pool. They defeated each of the other seven teams in the classification round in order to take 9th place of the 16 teams.

Eurobasket 2001

The Turkey national basketball team, which rose to final at Eurobasket 2001 in Istanbul for the first time, was defeated by Yugoslavia with a score of 69-78 and won the silver medal. Spanish basketball team became third defeating Germany 99-90.

Eurobasket 2005

Turkey qualified for Eurobasket 2005 held in Serbia and Montenegro, but lost to Lithuania (87-75) and Croatia (80-67) defeating only Bulgaria (94-89) in the preliminary round. It took third in the group to be sent to the classification pool. Germany eliminated Turkish team defeating 66-57. It achieved the final standing 9-12.

Eurobasket 2007

In Eurobasket 2007 Turkey took part in Group C with Lithuania, Germany and Czech Republic.Turkey lost against Lithuania (69-86)while having no victory against Lithuania in Eurobasket Competitions.In Second game Turkey suffered a 30 point blowout loss against Germany (49-79) that cleared all positive thoughts for Turkey in supporters' minds.Even with victory against Czech Republic(80-72) who had 0-2 record like Turkey , couldn't compensate two losses.Turkey advanced to the next round,however lost all games to Slovenia (66-51), Italy (84-75,OT despite Hidayet Turkoglu's 34 points 4 assists performance) And non-target game to France (85-64).Thus, Turkey were eliminated from Eurobasket 2007 with 1-5 record in total and 12th place in the end.

Mediterranean Games 2005

Turkish team reached the semifinals at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain. They lost the bronze medal match against Spain national basketball team 84-70.

World Championship 2006

Turkey was awarded one of the four wild cards by FIBA for the qualification to the Basketball World Championship 2006 in Japan.

Turkish squad completed the prilimary rounds in Group C at second place after the Greek team, and was entitled to play in the round of 16, winning 4 matches against Lithuania (76-74), Australia (76-68), Brazil (73-71) and Qatar (76-69) of the total 5, beaten only by Greece (69-76) in the last match. The young team made also achievements such as the first official win over Lithuania and the first ever 4 consequtive wins in a championship. On August 26, 2006 Turkish national team qualified for Elite Eight defeating Slovenia by 90-84.

World Championship 2010

In 2010, Turkey will host the FIBA World Championships.

Current squad

Rosters

1936 Olympic Games: finished 21th among 21 teams

Kamil Ocak, Şeref Alemdar, Naili Moran, Hazdayi Penso, Nihat Ertuğ, Jak Habib, Feridun Koray, Dionis Sakalak, Sadri Usluoğlu, Hayri Arsebük

1937 EuroBasket: did not participate

1939 EuroBasket: did not participate

1946 EuroBasket: did not participate

1947 EuroBasket: did not participate

1948 Olympic Games: did not participate

1949 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 7 teams

Hüseyin Öztürk, Samim Göreç, Ali Uras, Avram Barokas, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Tevfik Tankut, Sacit Seldüz, Erdoğan Partener, Ayduk Koray, Haşim Tankut, Candaş Tekeli, Vitali Benazus

1950 World Championship: did not participate

1951 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 17 teams

Yalçın Granit, Ali Uras, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Avram Barokas, Sacit Seldüz, Nejat Diyarbakırlı, Yılmaz Gündüz, Cemil Sevin, Sadi Gülçelik, Ertem Göreç, Ayhan Demir

1952 Olympic Games: finished 22th among 23 teams

Yalçın Granit, Ali Uras, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Altan Dinçer, Sacit Seldüz, Nejat Diyarbakırlı, Yılmaz Gündüz, Sadi Gülçelik, Yüksel Alkan, Turhan Tezol, Erdoğan Partener, Güney Ülmen

1953 EuroBasket: did not participate

1954 World Championship: did not participate

1955 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 18 teams

Yalçın Granit, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Altan Dinçer, Sadi Gülçelik, Tunç Erim, Yüksel Alkan, Turhan Tezol, Yalçın Okaya, Yavuz Türkoğlu, Üner Erimer, Yüksel Böke, Erdoğan Karabelen, Cahit Tanık, Şinasi Ertan

1956 Olympic Games: did not participate

1957 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 16 teams

Yalçın Granit, Mehmet Baturalp, Orhan Girgin, Tunç Erim, Yavuz Türkoğlu, Yılmaz Gündüz, Altan Dinçer, Turhan Tezol, Üner Erimer, Erdoğan Karabelen, Erkan Gündüz

1959 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 17 teams

Mehmet Baturalp, Ünal Büyükaycan, Nedret Uyguç, Şengün Kaplanoğlu, Turhan Tezol, Tunç Erim, Ömer Urkon, Özer Salnur, Erdoğan Karabelen, Güner Yalçıner, Tuğrul Demir, Ali Kazaz (Coach: Samim Göreç)

1959 World Championship: did not participate

1960 Olympic Games: did not participate

1961 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 19 teams

Mehmet Baturalp, Şengün Kaplanoğlu, Nedret Uyguç, Dursun Açıkbaş, Altan Dinçer, Tuncer Kobaner, Haşim Ülkü, Ömer Urkon, Ali Kazaz, Yavuz Demir, Erdal Poyrazoğlu, Ersan Salihoğlu

1963 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

Mehmet Baturalp, Nedret Uyguç, Nedim Hoşgör, Ünal Büyükaycan, Şengün Kaplanoğlu, Tuncer Kobaner, Haşim Ülkü, Özer Salnur, Halil Dağlı, İlker Esel, Hüseyin Kozluca, Yavuz Demir (Coach: Yalçın Granit)

1963 World Championship: did not participate

1964 Olympic Games: did not participate

1965 EuroBasket: did not participate

1967 EuroBasket: did not participate

1967 World Championship: did not participate

1968 Olympic Games: did not participate

1969 EuroBasket: did not participate

1970 World Championship: did not participate

1971 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams

Nur Germen, Hüseyin Alp, Kemal Erdenay, Nadir Vekiloğlu, Barış Küce, Battal Durusel, Zeki Tosun, Reşat Güney, Cihat İlkbaşaran, Serdar Ersözlü, Abdullah İnce (Coach: Mehmet Baturalp)

1972 Olympic Games: did not participate

1973 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams

Aydın Örs, Doğan Hakyemez, Kemal Erdenay, Battal Durusel, Reşat Güney, Nuri Tan, Serdar Ersözlü, Necmi Ton, Zeki Tosun, Erdal Poyrazoğlu, Abdullah İnce, Halil Dağlı (Coach: Mehmet Baturalp)

1974 World Championship: did not participate

1975 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

Nur Germen, Kemal Erdenay, Doğan Hakyemez, Efe Aydan, Barış Küce, Battal Durusel, Nadir Vekiloğlu, Ömürden Kısagün, Zeki Tosun, Erdal Poyrazoğlu, Abdullah İnce, Kemal Akıncı (Coach: Mehmet Baturalp)

1976 Olympic Games: did not participate

1977 EuroBasket: did not participate

1978 World Championship: did not participate

1979 EuroBasket: did not participate

1980 Olympic Games: did not participate

1981 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 12 teams

Efe Aydan, Erman Kunter, Doğan Hakyemez, Aytek Gürkan, Emir Turam, Necati Güler, Mehmet Döğüşken, Serdar Koçyiğit, Melih Erçin, Cevat Soydaş, Celal Arısan, Sadi Olcay

1982 World Championship: did not participate

1983 EuroBasket: did not participate

1984 Olympic Games: did not participate

1985 EuroBasket: did not participate

1986 World Championship: did not participate

1987 EuroBasket: did not participate

1988 Olympic Games: did not participate

1989 EuroBasket: did not participate

1990 World Championship: did not participate

1991 EuroBasket: did not participate

1992 Olympic Games: did not participate

1993 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, Lütfi Arıboğan, Levent Topsakal, Ömer Büyükaycan, Hüsnü Çakırgil, Tamer Oyguç, Volkan Aydın, Serdar Apaydın, Murat Konuk, Erdal Koşan, Ömer Saybir (Coach: Nur Germen)

1994 World Championship: did not participate

1995 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 14 teams

Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, İbrahim Kutluay, Haluk Yıldırım, Levent Topsakal, Ömer Büyükaycan, Tamer Oyguç, Lütfi Arıboğan, Mirsad Türkcan, Murat Konuk, Murat Evliyaoğlu, Serdar Apaydın (Coach: Çetin Yılmaz)

1996 Olympic Games: did not participate

1997 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

İbrahim Kutluay, Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, Ufuk Sarıca, Mirsad Türkcan, Tamer Oyguç, Hüseyin Beşok, Volkan Aydın, Murat Evliyaoğlu, Murat Konuk, Tunç Girgin, Kemal Tunçeri (Coach: Ercüment Sunter)

1998 World Championship: did not participate

1999 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, İbrahim Kutluay, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Ufuk Sarıca, Hüseyin Beşok, Tamer Oyguç, Haluk Yıldırım, Murat Konuk, Kerem Tunçeri, Cüneyt Erden, Asım Pars (Coach: Erman Kunter)

2000 Olympic Games: did not participate

2001 EuroBasket: finished 2nd among 16 teams

İbrahim Kutluay, Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Hüseyin Beşok, Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, Haluk Yıldırım, Kaya Peker, Kerem Tunçeri, Ömer Onan, Asım Pars (Coach: Aydın Örs)

2002 World Championship: finished 9th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Harun Erdenay, Mirsad Türkcan, Hüseyin Beşok, Haluk Yıldırım, Kerem Tunçeri, Kaya Peker, Ömer Onan, Hakan Köseoğlu, Asım Pars (Coach: Aydın Örs)

2003 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Mirsad Türkcan, Hüseyin Beşok, Kaya Peker, Kerem Gönlüm, Kerem Tunçeri, Ender Arslan, Ömer Onan, Haluk Yıldırım, Rasim Başak (Coach: Aydın Örs)

2004 Olympic Games: did not participate

2005 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Serkan Erdoğan, Mirsad Türkcan, Kaya Peker, Ermal Kurtoğlu, Kerem Gönlüm, Kerem Tunçeri, Ender Arslan, Cenk Akyol, Fatih Solak (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)

2006 World Championship: finished 6th among 24 teams

İbrahim Kutluay, Serkan Erdoğan, Ersan İlyasova, Kaya Peker, Kerem Gönlüm, Ermal Kurtoğlu, Ender Arslan, Semih Erden, Engin Atsür, Cenk Akyol, Hakan Demirel, Fatih Solak (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)

2007 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Kaya Peker, Kerem Gönlüm, Ender Arslan, Ermal Kurtoğlu, Engin Atsür, Cenk Akyol, Ersan İlyasova, Semih Erden, Hakan Demirel (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)

ee also

*Turkey national women's basketball team

References

* [http://www.tbf.org.tr/tbfweb/tbfweb2.nsf?Open Turkey Basketball Federation official website (in Turkish)]
* [http://www.turkey2010.com Turkey welcomes you to 2010 FIBA World Championship]


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