Turkey Deaf Men's Basketball National Team, which approaches the end of the first camp in Samsun before Deaflympics 2017, won the game over İlkadım 55 Gençlik team by a score of 87-79.

There are few days left for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics to be held between 18-30 July. The Turkish Deaf Men's Basketball National Team, who has their camping activities in Samsun, competed with İlkadım 55 Gençlik in the second practice match. In the high-tempo game, our national team won the game by the score of 87-79.
 After the match, head coach Cengiz Kuru expressed: "We are preparing for The Olympics with double training a day. This is our fourth camp. Our last camp will also take place in Samsun at the beginning of July. We're a pretty good in terms of offense. We scored 82pts in total. We need to strengthen our defense resistance a bit. We need to be powerful. I have watched the European Championship in Greece, they are tough teams. Camping season is passing effectively. The people of Samsun are incredibly supportive of us. We see great interest in everywhere we go. The press also shows great interest to us. Our players are ready, the team is ready. We think that we will do good things in Samsun during the Olympics. Our target is to be in the first four. First of all, I would like to thank very much for the support of Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç, Samsun Governor İbrahim Şahin and Federation President Yakup Ümit Kihtir. They make our work incredibly easy. Our possibilities are at the top level. I hope we will do good things with the people of Samsun. We are waiting for all the people of Samsun to all our matches.


Volkan Koçlu, who is a talented player in the team that evaluates the preparations of the team, said, "We are fighting for to be in the top three in the Olympics. We trust ourselves. The camp in Samsun goes well. The people here are very gentle to us. We trust them, they trust us. We are expecting that they will come to basketball matches to support us. We are preparing matches in here. I would like to thank our athlete friends, coaches, and our Federation President Ümit Kihtir for their help.
Turkish Deaf Men's Basketball National Team will complete their last camp practices within 1-17 July in Samsun.


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