Ömer Faruk Yurtseven, the successful player of the A National Men’s Basketball Team, said that playing in the NBA is also a big responsibility and said, “Every time he plays, people know, ‘This is a player from Turkey.’ There are people in the USA who do not know about Turkey, and being able to teach and show them is a different feeling,” he said.
Stating that the team’s situation is good and morale is good, Yurtseven said, “Even though the seasons are just ending, the energies are also good. It is good to see him. Because there is an ambition to put the name of Turkey where it is needed. It is a game that we can win if we take it seriously because we know it is an important match. “We will have to finish strong. Everyone is ready. Although the season has just ended, the high morale shows everyone’s ambition. This is also positive. When we combine Ergin’s self-confidence with his will to win, I heard Ergin say the champion, I’m two hundred percent behind what he said. No matter who we are fighting.” “As long as we have a chance, we will do that,” he said.
The 24-year-old basketball player, who plays in the Miami Heat in the NBA, said about his performance this season, “The 16-game process was pretty good. I want to spread this to 82 games, if you add the play-offs to 100 games. That’s why I have to play. My only goal right now. And my focus is on playing, playing time.”
“There are people in the USA who do not know about Turkey, and being able to teach and show them is a different feeling”
Explaining how it feels to play as a Turk in the NBA, Ömer Faruk Yurtseven said, “It makes us proud as there are very few Turkish players playing in the NBA. He also has a great responsibility. Every time he plays in the game, people know, ‘This is Turkey’. from a player.’ There are people in the USA who do not know about Turkey, and being able to teach and show them is a different feeling,” he said.
Finally, the successful basketball player for the National Basketball Team and his personal goals for the next season, said, “Our goal in Eurobasket is the championship. We have already started to lay the foundation for this. I have big goals for the NBA season. It is too early to explain them right now.”