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Oğuz Savaş (born 13 July 1987) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Beşiktaş Sompo Japan of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he plays the center position. He has also represented the senior Turkish national team.

Oğuz Savaş
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Savaş with Darüşşafaka in November 2018
No. 21 – Beşiktaş Sompo Japan
PositionCenter
LeagueTurkish BSL
Basketball Champions League
Personal information
Born (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 32)
Balıkesir, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Listed height2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight132 kg (291 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2006Ülkerspor
2006–2015Fenerbahçe
2015–2019Darüşşafaka
2019–presentBeşiktaş Sompo Japan
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Oğuz Savaş made his professional debut in Ülkerspor when he was 19. That year, he helped his team crush their way to the league championship. Savaş contributed 6.0 points and 3.2 rebound in his first season.

When Ülkerspor merged with Fenerbahçe, Oğuz Savaş also became part of the new team. He has been a consistent and successful player for Fenerbahçe ever since.

On 26 March 2015, Savaş scored 7 points against Unicaja Malaga and reached 1000 career EuroLeague points.

In the summer of 2015, Savaş signed with Darüşşafaka.[1]

On August 15, 2018, Savaş re-signed with Darüşşafaka for the 2018–19 season.[2]

On October 3, 2019 he has signed with Beşiktaş Sompo Japan of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).[3]

Turkish national teamEdit

Savaş has been a regular member of the senior Turkish national team, and he won the silver medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Private lifeEdit

Oğuz Savaş is married to Melike Demirkaya since 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oğuz Savaş, Daçka’da!
  2. ^ "Darussafaka re-signs Oguz Savas". Sportando.basketball. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Besiktas officially sign Oguz Savas". Sportando. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

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