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Club: Gaziantep Basketbol (former name Royal Hali Gaziantep)

City: Gaziantep (south-east Turkey, near the border with Syria) One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

City`s population: 1.465.000

Arena: Karataş Şahinbey Sport Hall – capacity 6.400

National league: Turkish Basketball Super League

Founded: 2007

Website: www.gaziantepbasketbol.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gaziantepbasket

Twitter: twitter.com/gantepbasketbol

Instagram: www.instagram.com/gaziantepbasketbol

Achievements: In the 2013–14 season, won 3rd place in the Eurochallenge. In the last season (2015/2016), Gaziantep finished on the 8th place in the Turkish Basketball League and lost 2-0 in the playoffs against Anadolu Efes.

Notable players in team history: Joey Dorsey (Barcelona Lassa), Cory Higgins (CSKA Moscow), Jaka Lakovič (Barcelona), Domen Lorbek (Baloncesto Sevilla).

Fiba Europe Cup 2016/2017: finished in 1st place in group G with a 5/1 record (U BT Cluj, Petrolina AEK and KB Peja)

Current record in the Turkish League: 3-8 (in the last game they lost in OT against Fenerbahce)

Current roster:

PG – Will Cherry (USA) – 10.7 pts. 5.7 ast. (Zalgiris Kaunas, Alba Berlin)

SG – Marcus Denmon (USA) – 15.3 pts, 4.9. reb. (Elan Chalon, Tofas)

SF – Andy Rautins (CAN)  – 12.7 pts. 4.6 reb. (Frankfurt Skyliners)

PF – Davon Jefferson (USA) – 18 pts. 8.7 reb. (Maccabi Haifa, ASVEL)

C – Dejan Ivanov (BUL) – 10.7 pts. 4.9 reb. (Zadar, Enel Brindisi)

Bench players:

PG – Erden Eryüz (TUR) – 1.6 pts.

SG – Altan Erol (TUR) – 3.1 pts.

SF – Jure Balažič (SLO) – 9.5 pts. 4,3 reb. (Slovenian international)

PF – Tomislav Ružić (CRO) – 4,7 pts. 3 reb. (Zadar, Besiktas)

C – Nemanja Aleksandrov (SRB) – 4.2 pts. 2.2 reb. (Crvena Zvezda, EWE Baskets)

Coach: Stefanos Dedas (Greece)

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