“We Will Be Rio In 2022”

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“We Will Be Rio In 2022”

Our national player Ersan İlyasova, who plays in the NBA, expressed that he wants to take part in Rio 2022 with our National Basketball Team. Emphasizing that every athlete wearing the national jersey dreams of being in the Olympics, the 28-year-old striker stated that he has great confidence in his friends.

Ersan İlyasova , who plays for Orlando Magic in the NBA , said that he believes that our National Basketball Team will take part in Rio 2022 Speaking to the official website of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Ersan reminded that he had appeared in many organizations with the Crescent-Stars and noted that he wanted to have an Olympic experience.

“We Will Be Rio In 2022”

Referring to our second place in the 2022 World Basketball Championship hosted by Turkey, the 28-year-old talent said, “We have as much luck as the others. We are entering a difficult period. Our feet must be firmly on the ground. If we succeed, it will be something historic. We proved ourselves in other tournaments. If we go back 6 years, everyone will see things more clearly. It doesn’t matter who plays. We have to focus on our own performance.” used the phrases. The star basketball player drew attention by averaging 13.4 points and 7.6 rebounds at that time.   

Stating that they were in good form in EuroBasket 2022, but they were unfortunately matched with France, İlyasova said, “Unfortunately, we finished 4th in the group due to the matches we lost. What we need to do is to improve ourselves and take our game to higher levels during the tournament like Spain. The target should always be the challenge ahead.” he said.

Turkish Basketball National Team faced France in the last 16 round of the EURO 2022 Championship and said goodbye to the European Championship by losing 76-53. NBA patented star İlyasova, who was applauded for her determination in the organization, took the lead of the team by averaging 15.2 points. Especially his 17-point contribution to the victory over Italy was unforgettable. The 2.06 giant forward was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Detroit Pistons at the start of the season for Shawne Williams and Caron Butler. In the interim transfer, he moved from Detroit Pistons to Orlando Magic. He hit the court in 52 games with Detroit. He had 11.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists. In Orlando, he had 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists.

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