Frutti Extra Bursaspor
NicknameTimsahlar (Crocodiles)
LeaguesBSL
EuroCup
Founded2014; 7 years ago (2014)
ArenaTofaş Spor Salonu
Capacity7,500
LocationBursa, Turkey
PresidentSezer Sezgin
Head coachDušan Alimpijević
Team captainEnder Arslan
2019–20 positionBasketbol Süper Ligi, 9th of 16
Championships1 Turkish First League
WebsiteLink

Bursaspor Basketbol, for sponsorship reasons Frutti Extra Bursaspor, is a Turkish basketball club based in Bursa. It currently plays in the Basketbol Süper Ligi. Founded in 2014, it is the basketball section of the multi-sports club Bursaspor.

History

Bursaspor Basketbol was founded in 2014 and entered the Third Turkish League. In 2019, Bursaspor promoted to the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL), for the first time after winning the Turkish Second Division championship.[1] In the 2019–20 Basketbol Süper Ligi, Bursaspor performed well until the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After finishing ninth in the standings, the team will play in the 2020–21 EuroCup Basketball.[2] This will be the European debut of the team.

Sponsorship names

Players

Current roster

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Bursaspor Basketbol roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1 Turkey İlyasoğlu, Ömercan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (2001-01-01)1 January 2001
SF 3 Turkey Akdamar, Tevfik 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1994-10-25)25 October 1994
PG 5 United States Munford, Xavier 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 29 – (1992-06-01)1 June 1992
G/F 8 Turkey Batuk, Birkan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 31 – (1990-01-30)30 January 1990
PG 9 United States Peters, Lamar 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 23 – (1998-06-19)19 June 1998
PF 24 Serbia Birčević, Stefan 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 31 – (1989-12-13)13 December 1989
PF 77 Turkey Türen, Metin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1994-02-04)4 February 1994
SF Turkey Bitim, Onuralp 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 – (1999-05-31)31 May 1999
PG Turkey Al, Ömer Utku 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1998-02-03)3 February 1998
C Turkey Güven, Egemen 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1996-09-25)25 September 1996
SG United States Freeman, Allerik 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1994-10-30)30 October 1994
PF United States Dudzinski, Dave 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 29 – (1992-05-26)26 May 1992
PG Montenegro Needham, Derek 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 30 – (1990-10-20)20 October 1990
C United States Hayes, Kevarrius 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 24 – (1997-03-05)5 March 1997
SG Serbia Milosavljević, Dragan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 32 – (1989-05-11)11 May 1989
PF Turkey Sezgün, Tarık 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 20 – (2001-04-17)17 April 2001
PG United States Veal, Marlain 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 26 – (1995-04-21)21 April 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Serhan Kavut
  • Turkey Erden Eryüz
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: July 17, 2021

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Egemen Güven
PF Stefan Birčević Metin Türen Tevfik Akdamar Tevfik Akdamar
SF Birkan Batuk
SG Xavier Munford Onuralp Bitim
PG Lamar Peters Marlain Veal Ömer Utku Al Ömercan İlyasoğlu

Honours

Turkish Basketball First League

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Record Turkish Cup European competitions
2017–18 2 TBL 2nd
2018–19 2 TBL 1st 25–5
2019–20 1 BSL 1 11–12
2020–21 1 BSL 9th 13–17 2 EuroCup RS
^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

References

  1. ^ "Şampiyon Bursaspor, İTÜyü rahat geçti: 91-73". Fanatik. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "EuroCup Board meets to plan the 2020-21 season". Euroleague Basketball. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2020.