İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi B.K.

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi B.K. (English: Istanbul Technical University Basketball Club), commonly abbreviated as İTÜ BK or simply İTÜ, is a Turkish professional basketball club that is based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is one of the most successful clubs in the history of the Turkish Basketball League, having won the league championship five times. Their home arena is the ITU Ayazaga Sports Center in Istanbul Technical University's Maslak campus.

İTÜ
İTÜ logo
Founded1953; 69 years ago (1953)[1]
Historyİstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi B.K.
(1953–present)
ArenaDarüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Sports Hall
Capacity2,500
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsMaroon, white
   
PresidentKemal Erdenay[2]
Head coachAndaç Yapıcıer
Team captainMehmet Yağmur
Championships5 Turkish Championships
2 Turkish Cups
Websitehttp://www.ituspor.org.tr

Some of the well-known players that have played with the club over the years are İbrahim Kutluay, Harun Erdenay and Hüseyin Alp.

HistoryEdit

The ITÜ basketball team was founded by former president of the Istanbul Technical University İlhami Civaoğlu and ITU graduate Nami Sukal in 1953. The team participated at the first Turkish Basketball League in the 1966–67 season. The golden era of the club was between 1967 and 1973. During this period, the team won 5 out of 6 national championships. After 1973, İTÜ gradually declined and relegated to the second league for the first time in the 1977–78 season. The team played first-tier basketball between 1979 and 1994, 1996–1998, 1999–2000 and 2001–2006. They were known as "Raks İTÜ" in 1996–97 and "Aras İTÜ" in the 2003–04 season. In the 2010–11 season, İTÜ once again was relegated to the third-tier but returned to the second league in the 2012–13 season. However, the club faced two successive relegations between 2014 and 2016 and ended up in the Regional Basketball League.

HonoursEdit

Turkish League

  • Winners (5): 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973

Turkish Cup

  • Winners (2): 1969, 1971

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi B.K. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 1   Selen, Burak 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 33 – (1988-11-14)14 November 1988
G/F 3   Say, Semih 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1998-03-11)11 March 1998
G 4   Yağmur, Mehmet (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 35 – (1987-07-01)1 July 1987
G 9   Baykan, Oğulcan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1996-01-07)7 January 1996
G 10   Akçay, Yunus 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 33 – (1989-01-29)29 January 1989
F 13   Huff, Cole 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1994-03-28)28 March 1994
C 14   Tekin, Ramazan 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 29 – (1993-07-27)27 July 1993
G 21   Oktay, Alp 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (2001-02-09)9 February 2001
PF 33   Campbell, Antonio 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 29 – (1992-12-24)24 December 1992
PG ––   Eroğlu, Erbil 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 29 – (1993-01-23)23 January 1993
Head coach
  •   Andaç Yapıcıer
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Sinan Kağıtçı
  •   Tuncay Bostancı

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • (I) Import player
  •   Injured

Updated: 27 February 2020

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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