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Semih Erden
Semih ERDEN (Turkey)
DOB: 7/28/1986
Place of birth: - (Turkey)
Height: 211cm/6'11"
Weight: -
Position: Center
Main statistics
Points per game 2.2
Rebounds per game 2.3
Assists per game 0.2
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Career: Darüssafaka (Turkey-Div. 1 2003-2004), Partizan Belgrade (Serbia&Montenegro-Adriatic League), Fenerbahçe (Turkey-Div. 1 2005-…).

A unique talent among unique talents. His wingspan is 2.22 and despite his lean physique in the lane his arms are like a parachute, catching everything in range - and what a huge range it is. He has the foot speed of a guard and incredible body balance. He has all the tools to be not great but legendary. But he has not even scratched the surface of his capabilities. Which should be understandable.

Erden was a complete unknown until he was 17 - not even making the U18 team at Darüssafaka. But he blossomed very quickly. He drew great praise during the U18 European Championship in 2004. After that tournament he played against the Dream Team and his defence against Tim Duncan was phenomenal. Since then, the only way was up for Erden. But despite his immense talents, his offensive game is still somewhere between bad and non-existent. He has neither a back-to-the-basket nor a face-up game. He only uses put-backs. But with his foot speed he can be a modern day more versatile version of Gregor Fucka. He has a long way to go though. Offensively that is. Defensively… well just ask Tim Duncan how he felt.

 
 
PARTICIPATION IN FIBA COMPETITION
 Competition   PPG   RPG   APG 
 EuroBasket 2013  11.1  4.9   0.9 
 EuroChallenge 2012  12  8.3   1 
 FIBA World Championship 2010  9.1  4.6   1.2 
 EuroBasket 2009  5.6  2.9   0.4 
 EuroBasket 2007  1  1   0.2 
 EuroCup 2006  3.4  2.2   0.2 
 U20 European Championship Men 2006  5.4  3.4   0.9 
 FIBA World Championship 2006  2.2  2.3   0.2 
 EuroBasket 2005  1.3  1   0 
 U20 European Championship Men 2005  10.4  8   0.6 
 European Championship for Men U18 2004  4.9  3.2   0.6 
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