Height: 6'10.0" (208 cm)
Weight: 223 lbs (101 kg)
Age: 22.1
Position: SF
Jerseys: #8, #5, #22, #12, #33
Hometown: Kadikoy, Turkey
Current Team: Istanbul BSB
Win - Loss: 11 - 16

PreDraft Measurements

Year Source Height w/o Shoes Height w/ Shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach No Step Vert Max Vert
2014 Hoop Summit - 6'10.0" 223 6'10.0" 8'9.0" - -
2012 Eurocamp 6'7.8" 6'8.8" 202 6'10.0" 8'8.5" 23.5" 25.5"

Basic Per Game Stats

Season GP Min Pts 2pt 3pt FT Rebounds Ast Stl Blk TO PF
M A % M A % M A % Off Def Tot


2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Trey Lyles, James Birsen

Apr 20, 2014, 06:20 am

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements

Apr 08, 2014, 12:06 am
James Birsen
Weight: 223 lbs.
Height (w/ shoes): 6'10"
Wingspan: 6'10"
Standing Reach: 8'9”
Hand Width: 10”
Hand Length: 8.75”

Nike International Junior Tournament Istanbul Scouting Reports

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
May 17, 2012, 05:51 pm
Jonathan Givony


-Terrific size for a wing player at 6-8
-Solid frame that will fill out nicely in time
-Extremely versatile offensive player
-Somewhat of a point forward at this age group
-Can handle the ball in transition
-Can create his own shot with either hand
-Very good footwork
-Outstanding shooter with feet set or off the dribble
-Deep range on jumper
-Can create good looks in mid-range with spin-moves and fade-aways. Hits contested pull-up jumpers with ease
-Solid passer


-Not incredibly explosive
-Little bit upright on defense
-Can get a bit passive at times
-May lack a degree of mental toughness
-Falls in love with pull-up jump-shot, floaters
-Struggles to get all the way to the basket and finish strong


Tremendously talented player in the Hedo Turkoglu/Danilo Gallinari mold. Can do pretty much everything offensively. Has been known to get passive, disappear at times. Sometimes shies away from the moment.

Latest results

04/22/2017 84 - 77 at Balikesir Balikesir
04/15/2017 86 - 79 vs Buyukcekmece Buyukcekmece
04/09/2017 67 - 74 at Galatasaray Galatasaray
04/02/2017 93 - 94 vs Darussafaka Darussafaka