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, and also 41 points in a EuroLeague game against Cibona Zagreb during the 1998–99 season. 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.
Kutluay in February 2016
|League||Turkish Super League|
|Born||January 7, 1974|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
Titles and medals wonEdit
- AEK Athens (2000–01)
- Greek Cup: 2001
- Panathinaikos (2001–03)
- Ülkerspor (2003–04)
- Turkish Cup: 2004
- Panathinaikos (2005)
- Ülkerspor (2005–06)
- Fenerbahçe (2006–07)
Turkish senior national teamEdit
Individual awards and accomplishmentsEdit
- 1996: FIBA EuroStar, Istanbul.
- 1998: FIBA EuroStar, Berlin.
- 1998–99: FIBA EuroLeague Top Scorer, with a 21.4 scoring average, with Fenerbahçe.
- 1998–99: Turkish League Top Scorer, with Fenerbahçe.
- 1999: FIBA EuroStar, Moscow.
- 1999: FIBA EuroStar 3 Point Contest Champion, Moscow.
- 1999–2000: Third place in 2000 EuroLeague Final Four, with Efes Pilsen.
- 2001: Semifinalist in EuroLeague with AEK Athens.
- 2001: Greek Cup title, with AEK Athens. Voted MVP.
- 2002: EuroLeague title, with Panathinaikos.
- 2003: Greek League title, with Panathinaikos.
- 2005: Third place in 2005 EuroLeague Final Four, with Panathinaikos.
- 2005: Greek League title, with Panathinaikos.
- 2005: Greek Cup title, with Panathinaikos.
- 2005: Turkish President's Cup, with Ülker Istanbul.