Turkish basketball legend dies at 88
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Born in 1932, Granit became Galatasaray's first professional basketball player with the proposal of the club’s founder, Ali Sami Yen.
He was also the first Turkish basketball player to play on a European team, wearing French club Racing Club Paris’s uniform.
Granit also appeared in a total of 68 games for Turkey.
Turkish Basketball Federation President Hidayet Türkoğlu tweeted a condolence message on the death of Granit.
“His remarkable contributions will always be gratefully remembered by the basketball community,“ he said.