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Büyükçekmece Basketbol, for sponsorship reasons Arel Üniversitesi Büyükçekmece[1], is a Turkish professional basketball club based in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul which plays Turkish Basketball Super League. Their home arena is Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall with a capacity of 3,000 seats.

Arel Üniversitesi Büyükçekmece
Arel Üniversitesi Büyükçekmece logo
LeaguesTurkish Super League
Founded2011; 8 years ago (2011)
History
ArenaGazanfer Bilge Sports Hall
Capacity3,000
LocationBüyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey
Team colorsBlue, white
         
PresidentAhmet Bayraktar
Head coachSerhat Şehit
Team captainKenny Hayes
WebsiteOfficial Twitter Account
Uniforms

Contents

HistoryEdit

Tüyap Büyükçekmece was founded in 2011, in Büyükçekmece. The team began playing in the TB3L for 2011-12 season. In 2012-13 season, the team promoted to TB2L as a champion. In their first season in TB2L the team finished ninth and they completed the league. In the 2014–15 season, the team finished fourth of regular season. The team beat Akhisar Belediye in quarter-final. Then the team beat Denizli Basket in semi-final and Tüyap Büyükçekmece reached the TB2L Final. The Final was lost to Yeşilgiresun Belediye, but Tüyap was still promoted to the highest tier.

LogosEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2011–12 3 TB3L
2012–13 3 TB3L 1st
2013–14 2 TB2L 9th
2014–15 2 TB2L 4th
2015–16 1 BSL 10th
2016–17 1 BSL 13th 4 FIBA Europe Cup R16 10–4
2017–18 1 BSL 12th 4 FIBA Europe Cup R2 10–6
2018–19 1 BSL 12th

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Büyükçekmece Basketbol roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0   Gibson, Danny 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 35 – (1984-01-28)28 January 1984
G 1   Erdoğan, Arda 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 19 – (1999-09-17)17 September 1999
PG 7   Mutlu, Merthan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1994-05-16)16 May 1994
C 13   Kılıçlı, Deniz 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 28 – (1990-10-23)23 October 1990
PG 15   Vardal, Yiğit 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1992-01-26)26 January 1992
SG 17   Eldridge, Osiris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 31 – (1988-06-18)18 June 1988
PG 19   Hayes, Kenny (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 32 – (1987-04-16)16 April 1987
C 33   Hortum, Uğur 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 25 – (1993-08-28)28 August 1993
C 42   Yangue, Franck 29 – (1990-01-16)16 January 1990
C 54   Özkan, Kerem 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1988-01-19)19 January 1988
G   Andrews, Andrew 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1993-05-25)25 May 1993
C   Upshaw, Robert 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 25 – (1994-01-05)5 January 1994
Head coach
  •   Serhat Şehit
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Lütfi Ahmetoğlu
  •   Serhat Yapıcı
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  •   Ayhan Koçak
Team manager
  •   Serdar Çağlan

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  •   Injured

Updated: 16 November 2018

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Deniz Kılıçlı Franck Yangue Uğur Hortum
PF Kerem Özkan
SF Osiris Eldridge
SG Kenny Hayes
PG Danny Gibson Merthan Mutlu Yiğit Vardal

Notable playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi; Büyükçekmece Basketbol Takımıyla Sponsorluk Anlaşması İmzaladı" (in Turkish). www.arel.edu.tr. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

External linksEdit