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Mehmet Okur


Full Name:
Mehmet Okur
Position:
Forward/Center
College:
N/A
Height:
6-11 (209 cm.)
Weight:
249 (113 kg.)
High School:
Cem Sultan HS, Gazilar Bursa
Birthdate:
May 26, 1979
Birthplace:
Yalova, Turkey

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in second round (38th pick overall) by the Detroit Pistons.


HIGHLIGHTS
  An early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
  Now eligible to be drafted as a player playing outside the United States who is in the year of his 22nd birthday.
  Has been a member of several national teams since 1997.
  Was a member of the Turkish National Team at the 1997 22-and-Under World Championship and the 1998 22-and-Under European Championship.
  Playing for Tofas Bursa in 1998-99, helped team to Turkish National Cup and league championship.
  Played for Oyak Bursa in 1997-98 before moving to Tofas Bursa for 1998-99 season.
  When Tofas Bursa disbanded following 1999-2000 season, was quickly recruited and signed by Efes Pilsen, one of the top European teams.

  In his first season with Efes Pilsen, has been a contributor while playing 18.3 minutes a game through the first 26 games.
  Averaging 8.9 points and 6.2 rebounds.
  Has three-point range and hit an impressive 14 of 27 treys (51.9%).
  In Suproleague games, has averaged 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 16.2 minutes of play.

  Last year in Euroleague competition for Tofas Bursa, produced 5.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in only 19 minutes per game.
  In regular season play, averaged 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 19.8 minutes.

  According to scouting reports, has polished low-post game and is a good offensive rebounder.
  On defense, has the ability to block shots and defend close to the basket.


STATISTICS - Turkish League
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1997-98 25 47 108 .435 17 26 .654 81 18 111 4.4
1998-99 33 39 81 .481 29 42 .690 142 12 155 4.7
1999-00 37 74 152 .487 35 50 .700 210 32 243 6.6
2000-01 26 77 136 .566 35 42 .833 160 9 231 8.9
TOTALS 121 237 477 .497 116 160 .725 593 71 740 6.1
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 0-for-0 (.000); 1998-99, 16-for-31 (.516); 1999-00, 20-for-60 (.333); 2000-01, 14-for-27 (.519). Totals: 50-for-118 (.424).


STATISTICS - Euroleague
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1999-00 15 21 57 .368 15 21 .714 86 9 81 5.4
Three-point field goals: 8-for-24 (.333)


STATISTICS - Suproleague
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
2000-01 23 46 84 .548 43 55 .782 89 6 168 7.3
Three-point field goals: 11-for-30 (.367).


 
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