Grew up with Fenerbahce Ulker.
Joined the Mountain State Academy HS in Beckley, West Virginia and then Stoneridge Prep HS in Simi Valley, California in 2009- 10.
Selected by the Utah Jazz as 3rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Signed with the team in December.
Played at the Jordan Brand Classic in 2008.
Won the bronze medal at the Under 16 European Championships in 2008 with the Turkish National Team.
Won the bronze medal at the Under 18 European Championship with the Turkish National Team in 2009.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2010. Born in Switzerland.