Full Name:
Kaya Peker
Position:
Forward/Center
College:
N/A
Height:
6-9 (2.07 m)
Weight:
243 (110 kg)
Team:
Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
Birthdate:
August 2, 1980
Birthplace:
Ankara, Turkey

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Now eligible to be drafted as a foreign player playing outside the United States in the calendar year of his 22nd birthday.
A power forward who has a variety of low post moves, including a turnaround jumper, hook shot and a jump hook.
Played four seasons for Karsyaka of Turkey from 1996 through 2000.
Was a member of the Under-20 Turkish National Team and played at the 2000 European Under-20 Championship.
A member of the Turkish National Team, he helped the team earn a silver medal at the 2001 European Championship.
Prior to 2000-01 season, signed to play for European powerhouse Efes Pilsen of Istanbul.

In his second season with Efes Pilsen, utilized primarily in Euroleague games.
In 15 Euroleague games, averaged 14.6 minutes, contributing 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 points per game.
In four Turkish League games, averaged 6.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.

In his first season for Efes Pilsen, played a reserve role, coming off the bench behind 2001 NBA Draft pick Mehmet Okur (NBA rights held by Detroit Pistons).
Averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game.
Efes Pilsen won the Turkish national championship.

In his final season for Karsyaka, averaged 10.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.66 blocked shots per game.
Had a career-best 40 steals (1.38 steals per game).

As an 18-year-old in 1998-99, averaged 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds.

As a 17-year-old in 1997-98, averaged 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.

According to the J&J European Basketball Register, he is a tough, physical player who will block shots.
He is an excellent rebounder and offensively has the inside game of a power forward.
Needs to develop range on his jump shot.

STATISTICS - Turkish League (Regular Season)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1996-97 13   10 12 .833 4 7 .690 13 0 2 1 24 1.8
1997-98 31   72 165 .436 55 81 .679 177 9 34 33 199 6.4
1998-99 30   68 159 .428 44 92 .478 115 11 25 20 180 6.0
1999-00 29   97 213 .455 100 154 .649 190 19 40 48 294 10.1
2000-01 23   49 84 .583 29 55 .527 90 3 13 13 127 5.5
2001-02 4   9 19 .474 8 14 .571 28 6 7 2 26 6.5
TOTALS 130   305 652 .468 240 403 .596 613 48 121 117 850 6.5
Three-point field goals: 0-for-2 (.000).

STATISTICS - Efes Pilsen - Euroleague
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 15   10 32 .313 12 25 .480 64 7 9 10 32 2.1
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).