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105. Hedo Turkoglu

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105. Hedo Turkoglu
The first player from Turkey to make the NBA, Hedo Turkoglu was not just a footnote but was a bona fide player in the league. Turkoglu would emerge as a solid player during his tenure with the Orlando Magic and was able to spread the game internationally.

While he may not be a Hall of Famer, what Turkoglu did in growing the game in his native country makes him worth at least a look from the Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2021
  • Position: Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Played For: Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 16th Overall in 2000
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Most Improved Player of the Year (1) (2007-08)
    Second Team All Rookie (2000-01)
    FIBA World Cup Silver Medal (1) (2010, Turkey)
    Championship Rings: (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2003-04)

Should Hedo Turkoglu be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 53.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20%
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