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104. 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)
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000-01)
    NBA Championships (None)
    FIBA World Cup Silver Medal (1) (Turkey, 2010)
    FIBA EuroBasket Silver Medal (1) (Turkey, 2001)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Box Plus/Minus (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (1) (2003-04)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 72. 3-Point Field Goals: 1,246
    89. 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 3,246

Should Hedo Turkoglu be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 51.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 30.3%
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