Basketball In Turkey

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world.Basketball was started to be played in the late 19th century in the USA.Beginning with 1936 it has started to take place in the Olimpic Games.Basketball is played by two teams each of which is consisted of five players.
Basketball was first played in Robert College in 1904 in Turkey.The first basketball league was established in 1927 in İstanbul.The first international tournament,which was held in 1950 in İstanbul,arose interest to this sport.The Turkish basketball federation was established in 1959.

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