Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz is a Turkish basketball player, born in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a shooting guard playing for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.

In 2015, he grabbed a Silver medal in the European U-18 championship making his nation proud and the same year, he won Bronze Medal for the National basketball team of Turkey in U-19 World Cup held in Greece.

His greatest achievements include winning a Gold medal in the European U-18 championship held in Turkey representing his National Team.

Furkan’s club record has been bright with various awards and winnings for his team.

  • Multiple wins of Turkish Cup
  • Turkish Super-cup Winner in 2015
  • top scorer of FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in 2013
  • FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship honors of All-Tournament Team
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup honors of All-Tournament Team
  • Champions league-best young player award in 2017
  • BSL Slam Dunk Contest championship in 2016

Furkan Korkmaz Family

Dursun Korkmaz is the father of Furkan who raised him because his mother passed away while he was just a kid. Selen Korkmaz is the only elder sister of Furkan with whom he grew up.

Talking about his love-life, the handsome hunk doesn’t seem to be dating anyone as of now. He is putting his attention towards his game and not towards any relationships.

Furkan Korkmaz Education

Furkan got his early education from Istanbul but he chose his path towards the basketball career very early on. He joined different clubs and played in different tournaments without continuing his further education.

Furkan Korkmaz Career

Furkan played for the National team of Turkey before entering NBA. He has played different championships and his average has always been up-to-the-mark. After getting drafted for NBA, he still moved back to play his last season at the Anadolu Efes. He was assigned to the Banvit club where he helped his team win the Turkish cup and was also awarded different awards for his best performance.

He was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA draft 2016 and he signed his first rookie contract. He was one of ten international players to enter the NBA draft that year. When he joined the 76ers, he was also signed by Delaware 87ers which is a team of the NBA G League.

In Philadelphia’s debut game in NBA Summer League, Furkan scored 40 points having 8 three-point shooting with the loss to Boston Celtics. This was one of the best performances in his Summer League history.

In 2019, his contract was revised and the franchise again signed him in a 2-year contract and through the entire season, he made his place in starter line-up.  Furkan scored 12 out of 17 and 6 out of 11 three-shot pointers and scored 31 points against the Chicago Bulls which was the best performance by any player in that particular season.

Furkan Korkmaz Net Worth

He is currently in a two-year contract with the 76ers worth $32 million. His net worth is estimated above $48 million. He owns a luxurious apartment worth $1.6 million in Istanbul.

Furkan Korkmaz Basketball Shoes

  • Nike Kobe AD Exodus
  • New Balance OMN1S
  • Nike Zoom Kobe AD

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