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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.

Engin Atsür
Engin Atsür'13.JPG
Atsür with Galatasaray
No. 6 – Orlandina Basket
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLBA
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1984-04-02) April 2, 1984 (age 35)
İstanbul, Turkey
NationalityTurkish / German
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
CollegeNC State (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–present
Career history
2000–2001Efes Pilsen
2007–2008Benetton Treviso
2008–2009Efes Pilsen
2009–2010Beşiktaş
2010–2012Fenerbahçe
2012–2014Galatasaray
2014–2016Beşiktaş
2016–2017Alba Berlin
2017–2018Betaland Capo d'Orlando
Career highlights and awards

He has also German citizenship by his mother.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Atsür attended Saint-Benoit French High School in Istanbul.[2] He started playing basketball in the youth teams of Efes Pilsen S.K.

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.[3]

Pro careerEdit

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.[4] For the 2009-10 season, Atsür signed a contract with Beşiktaş Cola Turka.[5]

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.[6]

On June 29, 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Galatasaray Medical Park.[7][8] On June, 2013, Atsur's Galatasaray won the league championship after defeating Banvit B.K. in the TBL finals.

On June 23, 2014, Atsür returned to his former team Beşiktaş, when he sigend a 2-year deal with an option for a third year.[9]

On July 14, 2016, Atsür signed with German club Alba Berlin.[10]

On September 5, 2017, he signed with Italian club Orlandina Basket.[11]

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.[12]

Atsür was also a member of the senior Turkish national team, and figured in Turkey's squad that finished sixth in the 2006 FIBA World Championship held in Japan.[13]

MilestonesEdit

At North Carolina State:

  • 33rd player in North Carolina State University history to score over 1,000 points; scored 1181 points in his career.
  • 2nd best three-point shooter in school history
  • 4th best in minutes played in school history (3,838 min- 119 games- 32,3 mpg)
  • Averaged 9.9 PPG over his career [14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Engin Atsur". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  2. ^ "Draft Express: Engin Atsur". Archived from the original on 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  3. ^ DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICA TEAM Retrieved December 18, 2006
  4. ^ Engin Atsür Efes Pilsen'de[permanent dead link] (in Turkish) Retrieved July 12, 2008
  5. ^ Basketbolda Kadromuzu Güçlendirdik Archived September 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  6. ^ Fenerbahçe Ülker Engin Atsür'ü transfer etti Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  7. ^ Engin Aslan oldu (in Turkish)
  8. ^ "Engin Atsür Galatasaray Medical Park'ta" (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Engin Atsur signs a 2+1 contract with Besiktas". Sportando.com. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  10. ^ "Medien: Atsür vor Wechsel zu Alba". spox.com. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Engin Atsur inks with Orlandina Basket". Sportando.com. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  12. ^ Eurobasket.com
  13. ^ Turkey Senior Basketball Team FIBA World Championships 2006 Retrieved February 18, 2007
  14. ^ Gopack.com[permanent dead link] Retrieved July 27, 2008
  15. ^ Gopack.com[permanent dead link]

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