James Metecan Birsen (born April 6, 1995) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Super League. Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he plays at the small forward position.
Birsen with Sakarya BB in 2018
|No. 1 – Pınar Karşıyaka|
|League||Basketbol Süper Ligi |
FIBA Europe Cup
|Born||April 6, 1995|
Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||223 lb (101 kg)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Birsen grew up with the Fenerbahçe Ülker juniors team and he made his debut with Fenerbahçe during the 2011–12 season. On 26 August 2014, he was loaned for a season to Olin Edirne, later renamed as Eskişehir Basket. Then Olin Edirne relocated to Eskişehir as Eskişehir Basket. Over 23 Turkish League games played in the 2014–15 season, he averaged 3.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
Turkish national teamEdit
|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.
- Olin Edirne confirmed Metecan's loan deal
- Metecan to set Olin loan
- "Metecan Birsen, Pınar Karşıyaka'da" (in Turkish). Ntvspor. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
- "Turkey Roster". U18 European Championship Men Division A. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
- Attention to James "Baby" Metecan Archived 2014-03-12 at Archive.today
- Turkish youngsters
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