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    Quote Originally Posted by slice me nice View Post
    The Ukrainian-Turkish player Misha Mikail Atakan ('08) stands out in this generation. Very crafty, talented guy. His terms with ball is already great. Due to his size, he was playing as C in local championships, but even if he doesn't grow height considerably, he can switch to other positions easily. He can beat his opponents one-on-one and has outside shoot (Shooting mechanism is good). I don't assign a position for a growing youth, but I got a great forward vibe from this guy.

    I am pleased with what I have seen from this '08 generation so far. So many improvable players. Bahçeşehir College has been doing a good job with its youth setup recently. They invest on right players. Having top-notch Turkish prospects like Üstün ('07) and Atakan ('08) means much for them. Though, Atakan transferred from Beşiktaş last year.
    Does he have a Turkish parent or did he become Turkish for development process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okanial View Post
    Does he have a Turkish parent or did he become Turkish for development process?
    He is ethnic Ukrainian. His father is great Olympic swimmer Vladimir Nikolaychuk (Volkan Atakan) who acquired Turkish citizenship and working as a coach in Turkish Swimming Federation and Fenerbahçe since 2006. Mikail was born in İstanbul, so he is not a naturalized one.
    Sports is not only considered as a superiority of physical capability. Perception, intelligence and morality assist it as well. The strong with less intelligence and comprehension can not cope with the less strong but with sufficient intelligence and comprehension. I like the sportsman who is intelligent, agile as well as morally upright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slice me nice View Post
    He is ethnic Ukrainian. His father is great Olympic swimmer Vladimir Nikolaychuk (Volkan Atakan) who acquired Turkish citizenship and working as a coach in Turkish Swimming Federation and Fenerbahçe since 2006. Mikail was born in İstanbul, so he is not a naturalized one.
    This explains why he doesnt look a bit like a Turk

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    I don´t know why Yagiz Aktas(PF/C, 06, Bahcesehir) was not in the last tournament, maybe injured. This kid could help the U16 NT. His potential is questionable because an oldschool, small(but very long arms), slow big but very efficient. International competition is difficult, we must see and Efes´ coach is trying involve too much Efes´ players in this team. No Derin Can Üstün(07, PG/SG) and no Kaan Onat(07, SG/PG), very good, they have enough time. Both are way above turkish standards.

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    The 2009 born big Emir Karabulut was signed by Barcelona. He is 209cm right now and looks very mobile. Good luck, young kid.

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    MZT Skopje Aerodrom first team...

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    Just where he belongs

    I have little hope in this guy.. Large likelihood that he will turn out in a worse Semih Erden or Egemen Guven.

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    Yigit Hamza Mestoglu was loaned to a third league club named La Roda in Spain. Its a village with 15.000 inhabitants just 1,5 hours away from Murcia. There is nothing that could deceive him so its a good place to concentrate on bb. He is known for his excellent defense on Murauskas against Lithuania with the U18 NT. He has a very strong body but is still limited offensively. For being an option for the NT the shot must fall constantly.

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    Kerem Kuthan Konan has declared he doesnt want to play for Besiktas anymore. According to his agent University of Connecticut wanted him which is one of the best basketball programs in the US but in case they dont want him anymore they are negotiating with MEGA Leks team.

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    https://www.instagram.com/p/CbcRvSgDEXu/?hl=de

    It's a trend that several talented turkish prospects wearing the 13. Okben(former prospect), Demir Dogan and Derin Can Üstün. This sentence could also come from me "@derincanustun İÇİNDE 4 YILDIR SÖYLÜYORUM HERKES BU ADAMI İZLEMEYE GELECEK SALONLARA VE YOLU NEREYE GİDER KENDİ SEÇECEK !" but i would add, "anyway turkish coaches will not give him minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by slice me nice View Post
    The Ukrainian-Turkish player Misha Mikail Atakan ('08) stands out in this generation. Very crafty, talented guy. His terms with ball is already great. Due to his size, he was playing as C in local championships, but even if he doesn't grow height considerably, he can switch to other positions easily. He can beat his opponents one-on-one and has outside shoot (Shooting mechanism is good). I don't assign a position for a growing youth, but I got a great forward vibe from this guy.

    I am pleased with what I have seen from this '08 generation so far. So many improvable players.
    He is ukrainian therefore i´m not very interested in him but he will be U-NT-player of the 08 generation. Like Alp Kerem Yücetürk, Ömer Ege Ziyaettin(PG) it looks like that he has natural talent. And like Alp Kerem Yücetürk he has the chance to move to other positions but he is more suitable for SF as SG for example. At U12 he had good height, at U14 he was smaller as others. He is something like 186, of course i don´t know he could grow in future but this height is not good. It´s always the same, after the jump from U14 to U16 most of the "talented" U14 players losing their momentum and U16 is total different story, the best chances have always the real talented ones and the ones with above average big body.

    Mustafa Ozan Celik(Ege Asist, SG/SF, 08) is one of those typical kids with good chances by moving from U14 to U16. Face like a baby, very young, really raw. Fantastic 1v1 potential and body, i hope he will not be too big for a SG/SF. TBF must treat him very special, he is a raw diamond, could become really special for turkish bb.

    In the 08 generation Mustafa Soykan Bagadir(PF) moved from Izmir to Tofas, Muhammet Efe Sevim(C) moved from Ankara to Efes, skilled big.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiFwShpLRRw/?hl=de

    These photos showing very good the character of Derin Can Üstün. Fearless kid with his speedy and creative game and much love for this sport. Still very young face and zero beard.

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    Very good signals of Berke Büyüktuncel. He must find ways to score and isnt very eager to do but everything else is gold and the best thing is he is the most crucial player of Tofas next season. He is one of the best rebounder of the team can put the ball on the floor after grabbing rebounds and is a very good transtion player, finds always the open man, he is also the only forward who can give the ball a direction and make plays for others from the forward positions.

    Defensively a gem. He can stay in front of Dylan Ennis without help and block him. I am sure he can defend all five positions in the FIBA CL. I was asking myself if he can get 15 minutes but he is definitely better than Kabaca or Tanisan. I am expecting something like 25-30 minutes.

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    Amazing defender this Büyüktuncel kid. He even defends his own team mates if it is necessary. He can stand in front of athletic American guards. He is a very smart help defenders, reads every position. Smart enough to know where to help and where not. Great transition passer, great rebounder, can defend bigs and this kid is newly 18. If he can show some creativity in scoring safe lock in the drafts.

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    This guy is a freak!

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    Adem Bona graduated...

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    The ones who dismiss Büyüktuncel's NBA potential will surely get disappointed. A physical guy who can defend multiple positions plus owning well-off offensive arsenal is surely a NBA material.

    If he can keep on his continuous development during next season, his name will be written on the top of the draft lists. I am hundred percent sure that he will be drafted. The ones who contribute to notable draft sites share the same opinion.

    He has already made a huge impact on his team defensively during the preparation games. He will get more respect from his teammates as the season progresses because of his efforts, thus this will automatically turn into more share on offensive part of the game for him. Coach Prifris has been doing a very good job by believing in him. Display the gem you have.
    Sports is not only considered as a superiority of physical capability. Perception, intelligence and morality assist it as well. The strong with less intelligence and comprehension can not cope with the less strong but with sufficient intelligence and comprehension. I like the sportsman who is intelligent, agile as well as morally upright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slice me nice View Post
    The ones who dismiss Büyüktuncel's NBA potential will surely get disappointed. A physical guy who can defend multiple positions plus owning well-off offensive arsenal is surely a NBA material.

    If he can keep on his continuous development during next season, his name will be written on the top of the draft lists. I am hundred percent sure that he will be drafted. The ones who contribute to notable draft sites share the same opinion.

    He has already made a huge impact on his team defensively during the preparation games. He will get more respect from his teammates as the season progresses because of his efforts, thus this will automatically turn into more share on offensive part of the game for him. Coach Prifris has been doing a very good job by believing in him. Display the gem you have.
    He brought the win in the FCL Qualifiers yesterday with his defense. I am pretty sure that Priftis will give him heavy minutes because he is the best defender of the team by far. He was yesterday very hesitant though and didnt take open shots. If his offensive roles grows in time a draft is realistic

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    It seems UCLA was also very eager to get Berke Büyüktuncel too but he turned down the offer and stayed with Tofas.

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