Alperen Sengun Rumors

Sengun’s emergence has been more or less out of the blue, as he wasn’t on anybody’s must-see list entering the season. At first, he does not pass the eye test as a 6-foot-10 center without freakish athleticism, and his defense in switches could certainly use some improvement. Nonetheless, he is destroying the Turkish League — probably the second-best domestic league in Europe at this point — as an 18-year-old. He is second in the league in scoring, rebounding and blocks. Nobody has had a PER above 30 in this league for the last decade (that’s as far back as the stats I’ve found go); Sengun’s is at a stratospheric 32.9, which needless to say leads the league by a wide margin. Did I mention he’s 18?
Jokic’s success, combined with Alperen Sengun’s quick spins, post footwork and behind the back passes, figures to bode well for Sengun, since the NBA evaluation process is so often shaped by recent trends and player comparisons. “I watch Jokic, and I really want to play in the same style that he has,” Sengun told ESPN through a translator after a practice in Istanbul. “Fadeaway, post moves. Generally, I study him. Some people say it’s similar to Jokic’s moves.”
“Some people say for me: ‘Let him gain 1-2 more years of experience’ and some say ‘let him go as soon as possible and develop there. Actually, I want to go there as soon as possible and develop there,” Sengun said to Turkish Anadolu News Agency. “But I’m not thinking about the NBA right now. It confuses my mind, it has a negative effect on the games. I’ll take a look at this at the end of the season.” I don’t know what will happen. I can stay in Besiktas and participate in the Draft. I’ll decide at the end of the season, I’m focused here now.”