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Furkan Korkmaz Set to Start in Summer League

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Furkan Korkmaz will start against the Jazz in the summer league tonight. (Photo by Aykut Akici/EB via Getty Images)

Sixers fans will get their chance to see No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz for the second time this summer when the Sixers take on the Utah Jazz in the Utah Jazz Summer League.

This time however, he might not be the main attraction, with Furkan Korkmaz expected to be in the starting lineup tonight for the Sixers.

The 19-year-old Korkmaz was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Sixers, but spent last season playing in Turkey.

Korkmaz is an accomplished player at the International level, winning a gold, silver and bronze during his career.  He won gold for the FIBA Europe 18U team in 2015, Silver in 2015 and bronze for the FIBA 19U team.

Korkmaz spent the 2016-17 season with Banvit (Turkey) on loan from Anadolu Efes, and in 21 games, he averaged 11 points and four rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range,adding another shooting threat to a Sixers team that already boasts J.J. Redick, Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, and Nik Stauskas.

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