Ersan İlyasova (born May 15, 1987) is a Turkish professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played in Turkey, Spain and the NBA Development League.
National team career
Before playing for the senior Turkey national basketball team, İlyasova was named the MVP of the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, after leading Turkey’s junior national team to a silver medal in İzmir. İlyasova has since represented Turkey at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, EuroBasket 2007, EuroBasket 2009, 2010 FIBA World Championship, EuroBasket 2011, EuroBasket 2013 and EuroBasket 2015.
İlyasova is the son of Crimean Tatar parents, Anvar and Iraliye İlyasova. İlyasova is married to a woman named Julia, who was born in Belarus. They have two daughters, Xenia and Catherine, who were born in Milwaukee.