Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97

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Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#1 » by karl25 » Tue Nov 3, 2015 9:05 pm

No topic about Furkan yet?

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Furkan is already playing in Euroleague (the highest level of basketball outside the NBA)
He was named to the All-Star Five at the U18 European Championship, just weeks after receiving the same honor at the U19 World Championship.
U18: averaged 16.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.7 steals per game
U19: averaged 17.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game
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http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Furkan-Korkmaz-73273/


Some Highlights
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0dhGx43gA[/youtube]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWhTCg6nQdw[/youtube]


He's not unathletic for a white player :)
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#2 » by skywalker33 » Wed Nov 4, 2015 12:04 am

Nice player, doesn't seem to play a lot of defense yet (from what I've read) but should go in the 12=18 range.
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Post#3 » by DeBlazerRiddem » Wed Nov 4, 2015 2:33 am

How is he compared to Rudy Fernandez? That was the comparison that came to my mind..
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Post#4 » by Stackey » Wed Nov 4, 2015 3:48 pm

Elite 3 - point shooter. Can't attack the rim. But still one of the best European prospects.
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#5 » by jpatrick » Wed Nov 4, 2015 4:45 pm

He's an athletic two guard that can shoot. He'll go lotto. That has become the unicorn of draft prospects.
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Post#6 » by DaddyCool19 » Thu Nov 5, 2015 4:18 pm

He really has to gain weight. He looks like he weighs around 80-85kg max while being around 6'7 in shoes.
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Post#7 » by sisibilio » Sat Nov 7, 2015 10:34 am

DeBlazerRiddem wrote:How is he compared to Rudy Fernandez? That was the comparison that came to my mind..

Playing style reminds me more of Navarro, just a bit taller.
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#8 » by MCDubbin » Sat Nov 7, 2015 4:32 pm

How does he compare to Mario Hezonja?
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Post#9 » by janmagn » Sun Nov 8, 2015 4:11 pm

MCDubbin wrote:How does he compare to Mario Hezonja?

Very similar. I think he is worse finisher at the rim than Hezonja.

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Post#10 » by freestyler34 » Sun Nov 8, 2015 5:11 pm

He has potential to be a good defender thanks to his athleticism and length
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Post#11 » by Mirotic12 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:20 am

DeBlazerRiddem wrote:How is he compared to Rudy Fernandez? That was the comparison that came to my mind..


Korkmaz is a good player, but in all seriousness, he's not even in the same planet as Rudy in terms of skills and athletic ability.

jpatrick wrote:He's an athletic two guard that can shoot. He'll go lotto. That has become the unicorn of draft prospects.


He's not a SG. Ignore DX's nonsense. He's much too slow for a SG. He's definitely a SF, or otherwise, he won't be able to guard anyone, and won't be able to beat anyone off the dribble.

He can't beat SFs off the dribble even a little bit as it is.
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Post#12 » by Mirotic12 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:22 am

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Post#13 » by Mirotic12 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:23 am

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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#14 » by freestyler34 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:08 pm

Mirotic12 wrote:
DeBlazerRiddem wrote:How is he compared to Rudy Fernandez? That was the comparison that came to my mind..


Korkmaz is a good player, but in all seriousness, he's not even in the same planet as Rudy in terms of skills and athletic ability.

jpatrick wrote:He's an athletic two guard that can shoot. He'll go lotto. That has become the unicorn of draft prospects.


He's not a SG. Ignore DX's nonsense. He's much too slow for a SG. He's definitely a SF, or otherwise, he won't be able to guard anyone, and won't be able to beat anyone off the dribble.

He can't beat SFs off the dribble even a little bit as it is.


Hes not slow or lack athleticism he just needs to improve his ball handling and gain more muscle then he will be fine.
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#15 » by karl25 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:23 pm

Today, Furkan scored 25 points, 21 of them in the first half.

He's FLYING
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#16 » by baldur » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:33 am

he will be the steal of the draft if he is chosen below 15th.
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#17 » by DaddyCool19 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:06 am

How about his buyout situation? Can he come over after the draft or would the team who drafts him have to wait for him 1-2 years?
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Re: Draft 2016 - Furkan Korkmaz '97 

Post#18 » by Stackey » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:09 pm

I see some Vladimir Radmanovic in him, but I think he will be better.
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Post#19 » by freestyler34 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:19 pm

His 25 points

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Post#20 » by freestyler34 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:23 pm

He won the Dunk contest in the Turkish league, so many Star Wars fan in the jury i guess :D

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