The men's and women's basketball teams spent time volunteering in the community this week.
The Mavericks held UT Dallas to just 33 percent shooting from the floor in a 99-49 victory on Monday.
Erkam Kiris survived a stressful summer back home before arriving at UTA.
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.
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