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Erkam Kiris
Erkam  Kiris

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Spire Academy

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 209

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

04/27/2017

BB: Mavs set out to inspire kids in community

The men's and women's basketball teams spent time volunteering in the community this week.

12/05/2016

MBB: Stifling Mavs defense surging at the right time

The Mavericks held UT Dallas to just 33 percent shooting from the floor in a 99-49 victory on Monday.

10/31/2016

MBB: Turkish freshman thankful to be a Maverick

Erkam Kiris survived a stressful summer back home before arriving at UTA.

11/16/2016

MBB: UTA at Florida Gulf Coast - Nov. 16, 2016

A selection of Tessa Mortensen photos from the UT Arlington at Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball game in Fort Myers.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016-17): Appeared in 17 games as a true freshman ... averaged 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds per game ... made 6 of his 7 field goal attempts for .857 from the field ... scored 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a season-high 10 minutes against UT Dallas ...scored 4 points to go with a pair of rebounds at Troy ... committed just 1 turnover in 15 games ... was unable to attend summer (2016) school and preseason workouts due to travel difficulties related to political unrest in his native Turkey ... missed a 10-game stretch of the season due to injury.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: A 2016 graduate of Spire Academy in Ohio ... Averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds a game at Spire Academy ... Coached by Bobby Bossman and John Kopcso ... Member of the Turkish U18 team, which is ranked No. 5 in the world by FIBA ... Averaged 5.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in the spring as the Turkish team won the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany ... Selected to the Turkish U18 preliminary roster for the 2016 European Championships in Istanbul, Turkey ... played club basketball for BMAZE Elite in the US and Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey.

PERSONAL: Son of Adem and Filiz Kiris ... has one brother Esad, and a sister, Nesibe ... Has a career interest in becoming a professor ... lists his brother, Esad, as the best player he has faced ... enjoys playing & watching soccer.

KIRIS CAREER STATISTICS
Total 3-Ptr F-Throws Rebounds
Season GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2016-17 17-0 47/2.8 6-7 .857 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 4 12 16 0.9 11 0 2 1 2 0 12 0.7
Total 17-0 47/2.8 6-7 .857 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 4 12 16 0.9 11 0 2 1 2 0 12 0.7

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