AXA FC Barcelona lands Ilyasova

Jul 18, 2007 by Print
Ersan Ilyasova AXA FC Barcelona made its first major move of the off-season on Wednesday, announcing that small forward Ersan Ilyasova inked a two-year deal with the Euroleague powerhouse. Ilyasova (207, 20) arrives from the Milwaukee Bucks, where he averaged 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 66 NBA games last season. He has also played for the Tulsa 66ers in the NBDL, as well as for Ulker and Yesilyurt Istanbul in his native Turkey. Ilyasova has also been a member of the Turkish under-16, under-18, under-20 and senior national teams. He helped Turkey to win the silver medal at the 2006 Under-20 European Championships and to win the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany in 2004. Ilyasova also took part in the 2006 World Championships, averaging 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in seven games.