Considered to be one of the best power forwards in Europe who became known as a member of the Greek Basketball League the Panathinaikos. He has also played for teams such as the Lokomotiv Kuban, Partizan Belgrade, Fenerbahce Ulker and the Unicaja Malaga.
He played basketball for the University of Maryland Terrapins during college from 2004 to 2008.
He was originally drafted in the 2008 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.
He was born and raised in Adana, Turkey. He played high school basketball for Our Lady of Good Counsel.
He was drafted by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich in 2008.