Even at 211cm, Erden is sometimes underestimated defensively because people don’t take into account his 222cm wingspan.
With his long arms and quick feet, he is a blanket in the paint reaching every shot and disrupting the offense at every turn.
The 24-year-old is also a good rebounder and despite having a lean body has been dubbed the “Great Wall of Turkey”.
Erden’s problem tends to be that he was a little too laid back and content with what he had already achieved.
But four years ago, his club team coach Aydın Örs lit a fire under him and with a better understanding of the game, he found renewed focus.
His offense is still raw but he has developed an above average jump hook in the low post and a mediocre mid-range shot.
Also his partnering with Oğuz Savaş helped to develop a deadly two-man game in the paint, and their passes to each other produce many easy baskets.
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