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The Best NBA Players From Turkey

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Vote up the greatest Turkish basketball players to make it to the NBA.

Who is the best NBA player from Turkey? The Republic of Turkey has produced some very talented basketball players in recent years, including some of the best players in the NBA. Many of the best Turkish basketball players to ever live are on this list, so if you're a native of Turkey and are aspiring to play ball professionally, then these people should be your idols. So, who is the best Turkish basketball player of all time? Which great basketball players are from Turkey?

Many people acknowledge NBA Champion Mehmet Okur as one of the best Turkish NBA players ever. There are also recent NBA stars from Turkey like Ersan İlyasova, Hedo Türkoğlu, Enes Kanter Freedom and Alperen Şengün. Even a dual national Turkish-American basketball player like Shane Larkin made it to the NBA.

Vote up the best Turkish basketball players and help decide who are the best NBA players of all time from the Republic of Turkey!

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  • Mehmet Okur
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Nationality: Turkey
    • Birthplace: Yalova, Turkey
    • Teams: Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons
    • Position: Small forward, Power forward, Point forward
    • Nationality: Turkey
    • Birthplace: Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey
    • Number: 15
    • Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic
  • Mirsad Türkcan
    Photo: New York Knicks
    • Position: Power forward
    • Nationality: Serbia, Turkey
    • Birthplace: Novi Pazar, Serbia
    • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks
  • Ersan İlyasova
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Position: Small forward, Power forward
    • Nationality: Turkey
    • Birthplace: Eskişehir, Turkey
    • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic