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Video & Stats Talk Series 8 – F. Can Akın

Here is the 8th player we introduce to you as a part of the “Video & Stats Talk” series.

Fikret Can Akın has been a very stable guard for more than a decade in Turkish basketball. He has had countless successes with various teams and with the recent decisions in Turkish basketball and his vintage plays he has spent this past season playing in the Turkish 2nd League (he began playing for Mamak Belediyesi and transfered over to Petkim Spor [Izmir]) till the season was shut down due to the outbreak.

We put together a number of questions sent forward by our owner Mr. Duran to Mr. F. Can Akın to go over:


– During the offseason as you prepare towards getting back to play; how much do you personally watch or try to add from other players through video and statistics?

– When preparing to play an opponent internationally what are three key aspects you look at when you get your assignments?

– Do you use video and stats that are different from what the assistant coaches hand you to give you an edge?

– What do you prioritize when watching game film of yourself?

– Throughout the season, what 3 key elements of statistics intrigue you to look into your opponent more (in terms of ranking)?

1) offensive ability under pressure,
2) shooting/penetration choices against closeouts of players specifically.
3) P&R defenses against different attackers.

– Do you prefer broken down game film (possession by possession) or unedited film (full game) and why?

A video highlight of Can’s performance (due to copyright reasons with stakeholders involved we could only place highlights where he played in the BSL in past seasons):

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We’d like to thank Can for his time and wish him well for next season!


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