Furkan Korkmaz (born July 24, 1997) is a Turkish professional basketball player who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 26th in the 2016 NBA draft. At a height of 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), he mainly plays the shooting guard position.
Korkmaz in the 2017 NBA Summer League.
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||24 July 1997|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|NBA draft||2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Korkmaz was born in Bakırköy, Istanbul. He started playing basketball with the school team when he was nine. In 2012, he moved to Anadolu Efes, from Efes' junior team, Yeşilyurt Spor Kulübü, for $250,000, at the age of 15.
Anadolu Efes (2013–2017)Edit
In his first year in the Efes club infrastructure, Korkmaz played for the junior and youth teams of Efes. He was loaned for the 2013–14 season to the Turkish 2nd-tier level TB2L team Pertevniyal, which was at the time the farm club of Anadolu Efes. In the summer of 2014, he moved to the senior men's Anadolu Efes first team. His contract with Efes included a $2 million buyout clause for the NBA.
On 13 June 2016, Korkmaz was one of 13 different international underclassmen to enter the 2016 NBA draft. He declared in May that he'd only enter the draft if he were guaranteed to be drafted somewhere in the middle of the draft. He was selected 26th in the first round, by the Philadelphia 76ers. After being drafted, Korkmaz decided to return to Anadolu Efes for at least another season.
In December 2016, Korkmaz was loaned by Anadolu Efes to Banvit. In February 2017, he won the Turkish Cup with Banvit, which was the first trophy in the club's history. In the same season, Korkmaz was the inaugural winner of the Basketball Champions League (BCL) Best Young Player award of the 2016–17 season of the European-wide third tier level. In the BCL, he reached the championship game of the competition with Banvit, where his team lost 63–59 to Iberostar Tenerife. Korkmaz recorded 4 points and 2 rebounds in the final game.
Philadelphia 76ers (2017–present)Edit
In Philadelphia's first game of the 2018 NBA Summer League, Korkmaz scored 40 points (including 8 three-pointers) in 28 minutes during an 89–95 loss to the Boston Celtics. It was the fifth-best scoring performance in Summer League history. On December 10, Korkmaz scored 18 points off the bench in a win over the Detroit Pistons. On December 12, he had his first career start in place of the injured Jimmy Butler.
National team careerEdit
Turkish junior national teamEdit
Korkmaz was a member of the junior national teams of Turkey. With Turkey's junior national teams, he played at: the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, which he led in scoring, the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a silver medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team, and at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, where he won a bronze medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
He also played at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he averaged 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game, in 30.3 minutes per game. At the 2017 Under-20 tournament, he also shot 35.6% overall from the field, 27.6% from three-point range, and 66.7% from free throw range.
Turkish senior national teamEdit
Korkmaz played with the senior men's Turkish national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2015, and at the 2016 Manila FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He also played at EuroBasket 2017.
- Senior club honours
Junior national teamEdit
- 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold
- 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Silver
- 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup: Bronze
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- HEIGHT 6 ft7 in / 2.01m.
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- "Efes swaps Korkmaz for Mutaf". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
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- "Integral Forex Turkish Cup Champion is Banvit!". TBF.org.tr. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- "Star Lineup revealed, Korkmaz named Best Young Player". Basketballcl.com. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- "Iberostar Tenerife crowned inaugural Basketball Champions League winners". BasketballCL.com. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
- "Sixers Sign Guard-Forward Furkan Korkmaz". NBA.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
- "2017-2018 Philadelphia 76ers Knicks Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
- Schwartz, Nick (July 7, 2018). "Meet Furkan Korkmaz, the Sixers' Summer League phenom". For The Win. USA Today. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- Ellentuck, Matt (July 6, 2018). "Sixers' Furkan Korkmaz is one of the best NBA scorers of all time! (In July)". SB Nation. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- POINTS PER GAME : ALL ROUNDS.
- Furkan KORKMAZ STATISTICS.
- "Furkan KORKMAZ (TUR)". Retrieved 11 May 2017.
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