Okur Family Welcomes New Arrival

February 22nd, 2010 | by Spencer Hall

Congratulations to Mehmet Okur and his wife Yeliz on the arrival of their son Yigit. I smile every time I hear Memo talk about his family, you can tell he’s crazy about them.

From memo13.com:

Mehmet Okur is at the St Marks Hospital with his wife Yeliz, daughter Melisa and new born baby boy Yigit Mehmet and his close family from Turkey who arrived in Salt Lake City for the birth of their newest member.  Dr. Jennifer Kinghorn brought Yigit Mehmet to the world on February 19th at 01:04 in the morning.  The newest Okur weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces, and was 21.5 inches tall at birth.


Follow @NBATurks to stay updated on news about Mehmet Okur, Hidayet Turkoglu (Hedo) of the Toronto Raptors, and Ersan Ilyasova of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Spencer Hall
Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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  1. Clint Peterson says:

    Great lookin’ kid, Mr Money. Congrats!

  2. Jake Jeppsen says:

    21.5 inches seems a bit small for baby Okur. Joking, happy for Memo and his family – congrats!

  3. Clint Peterson says:

    Future Jazz center, Jake? I kid, I kid.

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