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Basketball: Turkey squad announced for World Cup quals

Basketball: Turkey squad announced for World Cup quals
NBA veteran Ersan Ilyasova and promising young center Yurtseven among key additions

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA (AA) - Turkish national basketball squad have been announced for the upcoming Second Round matches of the European Qualifiers for FIBA World Cup 2019, the organization's official website announced.

The squad mainly remains the same except for the key additions of NBA veteran Ersan Ilyasova and young center Omer Faruk Yurtseven.

Turkey will play against Spain, Latvia, Montenegro, Ukraine and Slovenia in Group I in the second round.

First three teams in each group will advance to the World Cup that will be held in China in between August 31 - September 15, 2019.

The Second Round matches will be played in September and November 2018 and February 2019.


Here is the full 19-men Turkey lineup:

Dogus Balbay, James Metecan Birsen, Sertac Sanli, A. Bugrahan Tuncer, Ridvan Oncel, Kartal Ozmizkrak, Melih Mahmutoglu, Huseyin Goksenin Koksal, Ege Arar, Ayberk Olmaz, Berk Ibrahim Ugurlu, Metin Turen, Berkan Durmaz, Cedi Osman, Omer Faruk Yurtseven, Scott Jordan Wilbekin, Ersan Ilyasova, Furkan Korkmaz, Semih Erden.

source: News Feed
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