Semih Erden (born July 28, 1986) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball League. Standing at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), he plays at the center position.
Erden was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 60th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Erden was still under a one-year contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker and did not join the roster in 2008–09. He was seen by Celtics general manager Danny Ainge as their first-round pick in 2009.
On July 5, 2010, Celtics signed Erden to a one-year minimum contract with a team option for 2011–12.
On November 22, 2011, Erden suffered a broken finger in a Eurochallenge game.
On July 3, 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Anadolu Efes. On May 26, 2014, he parted ways with Efes.
On August 1, 2014, he returned to Fenerbahçe Ülker signing a one-year deal. In 2014–15 season, Fenerbahçe advanced to the Euroleague Final Four for the first time in team’s history. On May 15, 2015, however, they lost in the semifinal game to Real Madrid with 87–96
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Career highlights and awards
Serbian League champion (2005)
3× Turkish League champion (2007, 2008, 2010)
Turkish Cup champion (2010)
Turkish President’s Cup champion (2008)
5x Turkish Basketball LeagueAll-Star (2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015)
Competitor for Turkey Turkey
FIBA World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2010 Turkey
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2004 Spain Team