Bucks Roster: Ersan Ilyasova

ERSAN ILYASOVA THE FACTS
Position: Forward
Height: 6-10
Weight: 235
Birthdate: 5/15/87
College: N/A
Birthplace: Eskisehir, Turkey
Years Pro: 4 years
Drafted: By the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd
round of the 2005 NBA Draft (36th overall)
BIO

2010-11 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Saw action in 60 games (34 starts) and averaged 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game … shot 43.6 percent from the field and a career-high 89.4 percent from the free throw line … tied his career-high with 25 points on 9-10 from the field, 2-2 from 3-point range and 5-5 from the free throw line, while adding seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks at Toronto on 1/28 … recorded 22 points on 10-14 shooting, 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals at New Jersey on 1/8 … tallied 23 points and 13 rebounds at Golden State on 2/3 … set a career-high with 17 rebounds and added 16 points against Dallas on 1/1 … tied his career-high with six assists against Charlotte on 11/27 and tied his career-high four steals on two occasions … scored 10+ points in 27 games and 20+ points in four … recorded eight double-doubles and led the team in scoring twice, rebounding 11 times and steals 14 times … missed 21 games from 2/26 through 4/6 while sidelined with a concussion … missed one game on 2/16 with a right eye contusion.

PRO CAREER ... 2009-10: Appeared in 81 games (31 starts) with the Bucks and averaged career-highs in points (10.4), rebounds (6.4) and assists (1.0) while shooting a career-best 44.3 percent from the field ... ranked third on the team with 81 three-pointers, hitting 33.6 percent (81-241) ... registered 11 double-doubles and led the team in scoring six times and rebounds 15 times ... scored in double-digits 38 times, including six games over 20 points ... registered 19 points along with 12 rebounds against Dallas on 11/16 ... scored 18 points and added 12 boards and three assists at Memphis on 11/21 ... tallied 20 points on 8-13 shooting at San Antonio on 11/23 ... notched 20 points along with a career-best 16 rebounds against Orlando on 11/28 ... produced 24 points, five rebounds and four assists against the L.A. Lakers on 12/26 ... tallied 24 points including four three-pointers at Portland on 1/13 ... scored a career-high 25 points with 10-18 shooting to go along with nine rebounds at New York on 2/5 ... produced 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while handing out a career-high six assists against Washington on 3/3 ... missed the game on 3/26 due to the flu ... scored 20 points with eight rebounds against the L.A. Clippers on 3/30 ... registered 15 points and nine rebounds against New Jersey on 4/7 ... had 15 points on 5-7 shooting at Boston on 4/14. ... 2008-09: Appeared in 31 games with Regal FC Barcelona of the Spanish League and averaged 10.5 points on 52.3 percent shooting on 2FG and 45.6 percent on 3FG ... contributed 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals with Barcelona while logging in for 22.3 minutes per game ... played in 22 games with Regal FC Barcelona in Euroleague play ... averaged 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in Euroleague competition ... shot 48.6 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from three-point range in Eurloleague ... scored a season-best 30 points on 2/12 while shooting 6-7 on threepointers .... grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds on 10/26 ... 2007-08: Appeared in 33 games with Regal FC Barcelona of the Spanish League and averaged 6.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and shot 44.4 percent on 2FG and 38.7 percent on 3FG ... played 22 Euroleague games and averaged 6.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game ... 2006-07: Appeared in 66 games for the Bucks, including 14 starts ... averaged 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds on the season in 14.7 minutes per game ... became the youngest player to appear in a game for the Bucks when he took the court on 11/1 in Detroit (19 years, 170 days) ... also became the youngest Buck to start a game on 11/18 vs Indiana (19 years, 187 days) ... scored his first NBA points on 11/4 vs Sacramento (four points on a 4-4 night from the charity stripe) ... scored his first career NBA field goal the next night on 11/6 in Chicago (four points on 2-3 FG) ... scored 22 points on 1/17 vs Chicago along with nine rebounds ... also grabbed nine boards on 1/21 in Portland ... made five three-pointers on 3/25 vs Detroit en route to a 21-point night ... made at least three three-pointers in four different games ... was 54-148 from beyond the arc (36.5%) ... had 13 games of 10 points or more, including two games of 20+ points ... led the team in scoring three times, rebounds three times, steals nine times and blocks 10 times ... had 16 DNP-CDs ... 2005-06: Assigned to Tulsa of the NBA Development League on 11/13/05 ... appeared in 46 games for the 66ers with 19 starts ... averaged 12.5 points, a team-high 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 28.2 minutes per game ... led the team and finished seventh in the DLeague in rebounds ... blocked a league-high nine shots vs Fort Worth on 3/3 ... scored a season-high 28 points at Roanoke on 4/1 ... scored in double-figures in 14 straight games, including all 10 games during the month of March, when he averaged 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds ... collected a season-high 15 rebounds vs Fayetteville on 12/1 ... grabbed double-figure rebounds in 13 games and had nine point/rebound double-doubles.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (7 games, 0 starts) ... 2010: Averaged 9.7 points and 7.6 rebounds while shooting 48.0 percent from the field in 22.4 minutes ... had a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds in Game 2 at Atlanta on 4/20 ... recorded a second double- double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in Game 7 at Atlanta on 5/2.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER ... Played for the host country, Turkey, at the 2010 FIBA World Championships ... Grew up playing for Ulker Spor Kulubu Istanbul (Turkey) youth team ... loaned to Yesilyurt Istanbul, in the Turkish second dvision, for the 2003-04 season ... made his debut with Ulker Istanbul during the 2004-05 season and won the 2005 Turkish National Cup with Ulker SPor Kulubu Istanbul ... has been a member of the Turkish Cadets National Team and the Turkish Junior National Team ... won the silver medal at the 2003 European Cadets Championship ... 2004-05: Averaged 3.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game for Ulker in the Turkish League and 1.6 points in six games for Ulker in the Euroleague ... had season highs in points (16) and minutes (27) vs Raks ITU ... 2003-04: Played for Yesilyurt Istanbul in the Turkish second division ... 2004 European Championship for Junior Men (U-18): Averaged 17.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 25.8 minutes over five games ... shot 14-32 (.438) from three-point range ... posted 27 points and 15 rebounds vs Slovenia, recording two blocks and two steals ... had 22 points vs Lithuania and 21 vs Poland ... 2003 European Championship for Cadets (U-16): Averaged 20.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals in 26.0 minutes over four contests in the Challenge Round ... had 31 points, seven rebounds and five steals vs Latvia in 23 minutes ... had 26 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks vs France ... totaled 13 points and 15 rebounds vs Israel and 12 points in 12 minutes vs Poland.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 36th overall pick in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft ... signed with the Bucks on 8/23/05 ... assigned to Tulsa of the NBA Development League on 11/13/05 ... signed with the Bucks on 7/23/09.

PERSONAL ... Born in Turkey ... began playing professional basketball at the age of 15 ... has one sister ... his favorite type of food is Italian and steak ... loves to eat his grandpa's old, Turkish cooking ... his favorite sport other than basketball is baseball, and he also loves swimming ... when he was in his early teens, he participated in track, running the 400 meters and other short distances ... claims to be a "master" of PlayStation 2 ... loves classical music ... his favorite music performer is Sarah Brightman ... lists "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" as his favorite movie.

HIGHLIGHTS
    2009-2010
  • Averaged 9.7 points per game in the playoffs
  • Scored a career high 25 points against New York on 02/05/10
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