Hidayet Turkoglu Hidayet Turkoglu

  • Turkish basketball player at the NBA, USA

Biography

Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu (born March 19, 1979) is a Turkish former professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'10" forward played for six teams throughout his NBA career. 

1996–2000 Efes Pilsen
2000–2003 Sacramento Kings
2003–2004 San Antonio Spurs
2004–2009 Orlando Magic
2009–2010 Toronto Raptors
2010 Phoenix Suns
2010–2014 Orlando Magic
2014–2015 Los Angeles Clippers

Türkoğlu was a member of the Turkish national team which won silver medals at the 2001 European Championship. He averaged 15.5 points per game.

Türkoğlu was named to the preliminary roster for the 2006 World Championship. However, he declined the invitation.

In 2009, Türkoğlu was a member of the Turkish national team which finished in 8th place at the European Basketball Championship in Poland. One year later, Turkoglu participated in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in his home country of Turkey. The Turkish national team finished with the silver medal, having beaten every team except for Team USA, the champions. Türkoğlu averaged 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. At the 2011 and 2013 Eurobasket, he averaged 10.6 and 7.3 points per game respectively.

In March 2014, Türkoğlu retired from international basketball.

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