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İbrahim Kutluay (born January 7, 1974) is a Turkish former professional basketball player. He played at the shooting guard position. He scored a record 50 points at the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship against Italy,[1] and also 41 points in a EuroLeague game against Cibona Zagreb during the 1998–99 season.[2] He was the first Turkish basketball player to have won the EuroLeague championship, as he won the 2002 EuroLeague Final Four, with the Greek club Panathinaikos.

İbrahim Kutluay
Ibrahim Kutluay 2016 February.jpeg
Kutluay in February 2016
Darüşşafaka
PositionTeam manager
LeagueTurkish Super League
Personal information
Born (1974-01-07) January 7, 1974 (age 45)
Yalova, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1996 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2009
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1993–1999Fenerbahçe
1999–2000Efes Pilsen
2000–2001AEK Athens
2001–2003Panathinaikos
2003–2004Ülkerspor
2004–2005Seattle SuperSonics
2005Panathinaikos
2005–2006Ülkerspor
2006–2007Fenerbahçe
2007–2008PAOK
2008–2009İTÜ
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Professional careerEdit

In his pro club career, Kutluay played with Fenerbahçe, Efes Pilsen, Ülkerspor, and İTÜ, in Turkey's BSL. He also played with AEK Athens, Panathinaikos, and PAOK in Greece's Basket League. He also played in the NBA, with the Seattle SuperSonics.

He was the FIBA EuroLeague Top Scorer of the 1998–99 season, with an average of 21.4 points per game, and the Greek Cup MVP, in 2001.

National team careerEdit

Kutluay was a member of the senior Turkish national basketball team. With Turkey, he won a silver medal at the 2001 EuroBasket. He also played at the following tournaments: the 1995 EuroBasket, the 1997 EuroBasket, the 1999 EuroBasket, the 2003 EuroBasket, the 2005 EuroBasket, the 2007 EuroBasket, the 2002 FIBA World Championship, and the 2006 FIBA World Championship.[3]

Post-playing careerEdit

Kutluay began a career as a sports commentator, after he retired from playing basketball. In 2015, he joined the Turkish club Darüşşafaka, working as the club's manager.

Titles and medals wonEdit

Pro clubsEdit

Turkish senior national teamEdit

Individual awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Pro careerEdit

ReferencesEdit

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