Muhaymin Mustafa
Mustafa with Anadolu Efes
No. 22 – Ionikos Nikaias
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
LeagueGreek Basket League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1999-10-10) October 10, 1999 (age 21)
Nicosia, Cyprus
NationalityTurkish / Sudanese
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2020Anadolu Efes
2015–2016Pertevniyal
2016–2017Anadolu Efes Gelişim
2018→ İstanbulspor Beylikdüzü
2018–2020Tofaş
2020–presentIonikos Nikaias
Career highlights and awards

Muhaymin Mustafa (born October 10, 1999) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Ionikos Nikaias of the Greek Basket League.

Early life

Muhaymin Mustafa was born in North Nicosia to Sudanese parents who moved to Cyprus for higher education. Muhaymin grew up in Kyrenia. He excelled in track and field as well as basketball where he won the national championship in both long jump and high jump events in primary school. He was scouted by Anadolu Efes along with his brother and both of them moved to İstanbul to join Anadolu Efes when Muhaymin was 10.[1][2]

Professional career

Mustafa made his professional debut with Pertevniyal in Turkish Basketball First League (TBL) during the 2015-2016 season. Pertevniyal's long term agreement as a feeder club to Efes was concluded after that season, resulting Anadolu Efes fielding a B team, Anadolu Efes Gelişim to the Regional League.[3][4] He moved to this team while playing for the firsts in friendly games occasionally. Mustafa was also named to the training camp roster of Anadolu Efes which was held in Slovenia in 2016.[5]

Mustafa made his Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) debut on 8 October 2017, two days before his 18th birthday against Pınar Karşıyaka.[6] He recorded 8 points against Banvit on 25 December 2017 as his personal record in BSL.[7] He made his EuroLeague debut on 29 December 2017 against Brose Bamberg.[8]

On 9 January 2018, Mustafa signed a two-way contract with the TBL team İstanbulspor Beylikdüzü allowing him to play both İstanbulspor and Anadolu Efes in a move intended to maximise his playing time.[9] On 23 February 2018, he received his first start in a EuroLeague game against Zalgiris Kaunas. He started as a small forward, finishing the game with four points and an assist.[10]

International career

Mustafa has chosen to represent Turkey on the international level. He played for the under 16, under 17 and the under 18 national teams. He received the bronze medal in 2015 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship and the silver medal in 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. He also represented Turkey in 2017 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, finishing in fourth-place.[11]

References

  1. ^ Saboviç, Fatih (8 December 2017). "Geleceğin Dev Adamları: Muhaymin Mustafa Abdelgadir". Hürriyet. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ Kotak, Tonguç (24 March 2013). "KKTC'den, Anadolu Efes'e". Havadis Gazetesi. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Pertevniyal & Anadolu Efes birlikteliği sona erdi". BasketFaul. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Anadolu Efes Gelişim, EBBL'de". altyapibasket.com. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Anadolu Efes'te kamp zamanı! Kadro..." Sporx.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Anadolu Efes". TBLstat.net. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Anadolu Efes vs. Banvit". TBLstat.net. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Brose Bamberg". euroleague.net. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Muhaymin Mustafa İstanbulspor'da". BasketFaul. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas". euroleague.net. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  11. ^ "FIBA Archive". archive.fiba.com. FIBA. Retrieved 5 March 2018.