2012 / Undrafted
| 191 lb (87 kg)|
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
| Small forward / Shooting guard|
Turkish Basketball League
January 30, 1990 (age 25)
Istanbul, Turkey (1990-01-30)
Anadolu Efes S.K. (#8 / Small forward)
Dogus Balbay, Cedi Osman, Baris Hersek, Melih Mahmutoglu, Sinan Guler
Birkan Batuk Wikipedia
Birkan Batuk (born January 30, 1990) is a Turkish professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He mainly plays at the shooting guard position, but he also has the ability to play as a small forward, if needed.
Batuk started to play basketball with Pamukspor. He moved to Ülkerspor junior team after his outstanding success with Pamukspor. He signed a professional contract with Alpella after playing for Ülkerspor junior team. He made his professional debut in the Turkish Basketball Super League with Alpella during the 2006-07 season. He signed a contract with Trabzonspor for 1 year in the TB2L after playing with Alpella.
In the summer of 2009, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka. In June 2011, he signed an extension contract with Pınar Karşıyaka until 2013.
On February 9, 2011, He participated in the BSL All Star game. He led his team to victory, scoring 26 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and 4 assists. So, he was named MVP of the BSL All Star game.
On May 7, 2011, Batuk also scored a career-high 31 points in 25 minutes (on 7/8 3 pointers) in a victory against Trabzonspor.
In the summer of 2012, Batuk was transferred to Anadolu Efes where he signed a two-year deal. In May 2014, he re-signed his contract with Anadolu Efes. In August 2014, he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during a pre-season game. He was expected to be 5–6 months off the court.
On June 20, 2016, he signed a two-year contract with Darüşşafaka Doğuş.
Batuk was also a regular Turkey youth national team player.