Full Name:
Fatih Solak
Position:
Center
Height:
7-0 (2.13 m)
Weight:
270 (122.5 kg)
Team:
Besiktas (Turkey)
Birthdate:
July 25, 1980
Birthplace:
Istanbul, Turkey
Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Big man who started playing basketball only a few years ago.
Played soccer for many years and was a goalie until he literally grew out of the sport and into basketball.
Played his first season at the highest level in Turkey this season and has been an effective rebounder (8.4 rpg) and shotblocker (2.5 bpg) while averaging 5.1 points.
Played on Turkey’s Under-21 Team.
Prior to playing for Besiktas this season, played a few seasons in lower divisions in Turkey.
Played for Yesilyyurt (1999-2000) and Istanbulspor (2000-2001) in Turkey’s Division II.

According to scouting reports, is a good athlete from his soccer days and is already an effective defender and rebounder.
The reports note he is not instinctive on offense and has few offensive moves at this point, but that he is a hard worker and should be able to improve.
The report notes his impressive physical strength that is natural and has not been the product of weightlifting.


STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 7   23 42 .548 4 6 .667 59 4 4   50 5.1
Three-point field goals: 0-for-1 (.000).