Turkey can do what is needed to get former NBA player Shane Larkin on the Turkish National Basketball Team, according to the nation’s president.

“I don’t know Larkin is a Turkish citizen. We want to see a successful player like him in our national basketball team squad. Shane Larkin can carry our national team to good results,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in a televised interview.

Larkin, currently playing for Istanbul team Anadolu Efes, has averaged 22 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.3 rebounds in 12 games of the EuroLeague’s 2019-2020 season, making him the league’s current scoring leader.

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