Memnun adds Ural to Turkey's Olympic roster
As Turkey prepare to face Serbia in a two-game warm-up series on Friday and Saturday in Belgrade, head coach Ekrem Memnun made just one adjustment from the team that featured at last month's FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) to finalise the roster for Rio.
Pinar Demirok, who had limited playing at the WOQT, gave her place to Ural.
Turkey 12-player final roster for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
|Isil Alben||Bahar Caglar||Olcay Cakir||Tugce Canitez|
|Ayse Cora||Saziye Ivecin Unver||Sebnem Kimyacioglu||Lara Sanders|
|Tiibe Senyurek||Esra Ural||Birsel Vandarli Demirnen||Nevriye Yilmaz|
Ural, a 1.98m center had been cut from Turkey's final roster for the WOQT, but with the prospect of facing taller and heavier players in Rio, coach Memnun is making sure to improve the team's rebounding abilities.
The 25-year-old, who plays for Abdullah Gul Universitesi, averaged 3.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in four qualifications games for EuroBasket Women 2017.
Following a successful WOQT, Turkey will play in the Olympics for the second straight.