Ege Arar

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Ege Arar
Ege Arar Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball vs Galatasaray Men's Basketball TSL 20180304.jpg
Arar with Galatasaray in 2018
No. 1 – Petkim Spor
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
Personal information
Born (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 (age 26)
Seyhan, Adana, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2020Galatasaray
2016Pertevniyal
2020–2021Petkim Spor
2021–2022Galatasaray Nef
2022–presentPetkim Spor
Career highlights and awards

Ege Arar (born September 2, 1996) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Petkim Spor of the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL).

Early years[edit]

In 2010, Ege was selected to play for the Galatasaray Academy, after a try-out against 37 other competing players in his age group.[1] Ege was selected to the Turkish junior national Under-16 team, and he played at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, where he won a gold medal.

In 2014, after leading Galatasaray's Under-18 junior team in the Istanbul youth league to a third place finish,[2] and Galatasaray's Under-20 junior team to the final of the Turkish Developmental League (Geliştirme Ligi),[3] he was selected to the Turkish national under-18 team.

He started in all of Turkey's games at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and won the gold medal at the tournament. Shortly after that, he was moved up to the senior men's club team of Galatasaray. He was initially given the jersey number 34, which was previously used by another former Galatasaray academy player, Doğukan Sönmez.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Arar began his pro career during the 2014–15 season with the Turkish Super League club Galatasaray. With Galatasaray, he won the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup championship during the 2015–16 season.

On July 12, 2020, he signed with newly promoted Petkim Spor of the Basketbol Süper Ligi.[5]

On August 10, 2021, he has signed with and returned to Galatasaray of the Turkish BSL after one year break.[6]

On June 10, 2022, he has signed with and returned to Petkim Spor for a second stint.[7]

Turkish national team[edit]

Arar was a member of the junior national teams of Turkey. With Turkey's junior national teams, he played at the following tournaments: the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he won a bronze medal, the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a bronze medal, and the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a bronze medal.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.galatasaray.org/basketbol/haber/7111.php
  2. ^ "Genç Erkekler Türkiye Şampiyonası Sonuçları ve Puantaj".
  3. ^ http://www.tbf.org.tr/detay/2014/02/09/tbf-geli%C5%9Ftirme-ligi-%C5%9Fampiyonu-tofa%C5%9F
  4. ^ http://www.galatasaray.org/basketbol/haber/21033.php
  5. ^ "Ege Arar PETKİM'de" (in Turkish). Basketfaul. July 12, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  6. ^ "Ege Arar yeniden Galatasaray'da". galatasaray.org (in Turkish). August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Galatasaray'dan Ayrılan Ege Arar, Petkimspor'a Transfer Oldu" (in Turkish). Eurohoops. June 10, 2022. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  8. ^ Ege ARAR (TUR).

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