Engin Atsür (born April 2, 1984) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Orlandina Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). Standing at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), he plays the point guard position. Atsür played college basketball at the North Carolina State University from 2003 to 2007.
Atsür with Galatasaray
|No. 6 – Orlandina Basket|
|Born||April 2, 1984|
|Nationality||Turkish / German|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|College||NC State (2003–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2017–2018||Betaland Capo d'Orlando|
|Career highlights and awards|
After one year in the Turkish Second League, Atsür moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. to study business administration at NC State on an athletic scholarship and he graduated in 2007. Atsür was the starting point guard for NC State all four years. He was named to the Collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America Team for his junior season.
Atsür signed his first professional contract with the Italian League team Benetton Treviso on June 30, 2007. After spending one season in Italy, he signed a contract with the Turkish League team Efes Pilsen. For the 2009-10 season, Atsür signed a contract with Beşiktaş Cola Turka.
After a successful season with Beşiktaş Cola Turka (27 games in TBL with 30.0 min, 13.1 pts, 48.3% FG, 40.8% 3P, 80.2% FT, 3.0 reb, 4.4 ast, 1.4 stl, 2.4 TO), Atsür signed with Fenerbahçe for two years.
On June 23, 2014, Atsür returned to his former team Beşiktaş, when he signed a 2-year deal with an option for a third year.
Turkish national teamEdit
At the 2002 European Championship for Junior Men at Germany, Atsür averaged 22.3 PPG and he was selected to the All-Tournament First Team as the best shooting guard of the competition.
At North Carolina State:
- "Engin Atsur". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
- "Draft Express: Engin Atsur". Archived from the original on 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
- DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICA TEAM Retrieved December 18, 2006
- Engin Atsür Efes Pilsen'de[permanent dead link] (in Turkish) Retrieved July 12, 2008
- Basketbolda Kadromuzu Güçlendirdik Archived September 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
- Fenerbahçe Ülker Engin Atsür'ü transfer etti Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
- Engin Aslan oldu (in Turkish)
- "Engin Atsür Galatasaray Medical Park'ta" (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "Engin Atsur signs a 2+1 contract with Besiktas". Sportando.com. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "Medien: Atsür vor Wechsel zu Alba". spox.com. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
- "Engin Atsur inks with Orlandina Basket". Sportando.com. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
- Turkey Senior Basketball Team FIBA World Championships 2006 Retrieved February 18, 2007
- Gopack.com[permanent dead link] Retrieved July 27, 2008
- Gopack.com[permanent dead link]