Galatasaray Odebank sign Azerbaijani Orkhan Hajiyev on one-year deal

Turkish Galatasaray Odeabank basketball club strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Azerbaijani international power forward Orkhan Hajiyev (200-89) from TED Kolejliler.

The last season Hajiyev played at Acibadem (TBL) where in 35 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Hajiyev was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2014.

He represented Azerbaijan at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 17.5ppg, Reb-1 (12.5rpg), 1.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 43.3%, FT: 71.9.

Hajiyev has played previously for five other teams: Darussafaka, Turk Telekom, Aliaga, Usak Sportlif and Pi Koleji.