Originally a candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Made his debut with Efes Pilsen during the 1999-00 season. Sent on loan for the 2000-01 season to Antbirlik Antalya in Turkey’s second division but was back to Efes Pilsen by December. Has been with that club ever since. Won the 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 Turkish National Championship with Efes Pilsen and the 2001 and 2002 Turkish National Cup. Has represented Turkey at the 1999 European Cadets (U-16) Championship, European Young Men (U-20) Championship and 2003 European Senior Men Championship.
(2004-05): Averaged 7.9 points and 2.5 assists in 19.4 minutes for Efes in the Turkish First Division and
6.9 points and 2.0 assists in 19.7 minutes in Euroleague play.
(2003-04): Averaged 5.4 points an 3.5 assists per game for Efes in the Turkish First Division and
7.9 points and 3.8 assists per game in Euroleague action.
(2002-03): Contributed 5.2 points an 2.1 assists per game for Efes in the Turkish First Division and
2.7 points and 1.5 assists in Euroleague competition. Averaged 7.5 points and 1.8 assists in 21.3 minutes over four 2003 European Championship contests, converting 7-of-11 three-pointers.
(2001-02): Posted 5.4 points an 3.5 assists per game for Efes in the Turkish First Division and
7.9 points and 3.8 assists in Euroleague action. Averaged 17.4 points and 3.4 assists at the 2002 U-20 European Championship Final Round and 9.6 and 3.4 in the Qualifying Round.
Other Competition: Posted 1.0 points and 1.3 assists in three 2001 FIBA SuproLeague games with Efes; 2.6 and 1.0 in the 2000 U-20 European Championship Final Round; 11.2 and 4.8 in the 2000 Junior (U-18) European Championship Preliminary Round and 13.8 and 3.2 in the Qualifying Round; 11.3 and 0.9 in the 1999 European Cadet (U-16) Championship Final Round, 10.8 and 4.2 in the Challenge Round and 8.0 and 4.8 in the Qualifying Round.