Who is Alperen Sengün? Height, age, nationality, current team, wingspan

Who is Alperen Sengün? Height, age, nationality, current team, wingspan

Kevin Omuya
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:28 PM

The increase in players from outside the United States in the NBA has been noticeable during the past decade. Several of the league's finest players are now non-natives because of the increased quality of incoming foreign players. Alperen Sengün, a Turkish player for the Houston Rockets, aspires to be in that group.

Alperen Sengün’s nationality
Alperen Sengun, #28 of the Houston Rockets, during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 13, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu
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The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Alperen Sengün in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft, making him a rookie in the league (officially traded to the Houston Rockets). The Oklahoma City Thunder picked engün with the sixteenth choice in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft. He was shipped to the Houston Rockets for a pair of first-round picks.

Personal information



Full name

Alperen Şengün

Nick name

"Baby Jokic"

Date of birth

25 July 2002


20 years old as of 2023

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Giresun, Türkiye

Current residence

Houston, America


Giresun University





Marital status



Professional basketball

NBA Draft

2021 (Round: 1 / Pick: 16)

Current club

Houston Rockets




2.11 m (6'11")


2.13 m (7')


243 pounds (110 kilograms)




Milliyet Sports Award for Debut Athlete of the Year




$3.4 million

Net worth

$1 - $5 million

Social media

Instagram, Twitter

Alperen Sengün’s age

Alperen Sengün’s age
Sengun, #28 of the Houston Rockets, shoots a free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 9, 2022, at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Jeff Haynes
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On the 25th of July, 2002, Alperen Sengün was born in the Turkish city of Giresun. From March of 2023, he will be 20 years old. He first picked up a basketball hoop in 2012, joining the Giresun University sports club's youth teams. Until 2014, he was a member of the University's football team.

Allergen Sengün’s height

In terms of height, he stands at 6 feet 11 inches. He has a larger than seven-foot wingspan, though. He has a versatile player who can handle the power forward or centre spots.

Alperen Sengün’s salary

Alperen Sengün’s salary
Devin Booker, #1 of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket against Sengun, #28 of the Houston Rockets, at Toyota Center on November 14, 2021, in Houston, Texas. Photo: Alex Bierens de Haan
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The NBA rookie scale will determine his pay for the 2021-2022 season. According to this formula, his first-year compensation should be around $3.4 million, considering he was taken with the sixteenth overall choice. Sengün's actual salary may be affected by several factors, including the nature of his contract with the Houston Rockets and the existence of any bonuses or incentives he may be eligible for.

Alperen Sengün’s contract

He agreed to a four-year, $15,550,974 contract with the Houston Rockets, with a guaranteed $15,550,974 average annual salary of $3,887,744. His cap hit in 2022-23 is $3,375,360, and his dead cap value is the same for the following year.

After being selected in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, Alperen Sengün signed a multiyear contract with the organisation on August 13, 2021. Due to his status as an NBA rookie, the specifics of his deal will likely be structured by the league's rookie scale, but these details have not been made public.

Alperen Sengün’s net worth

Alperen Sengün’s net worth
A behind-the-scenes of Sengun, #28 of the Houston Rockets as part of 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Jeff Dean
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His true wealth has never been revealed in the media. The 20-year-old is predicted to be worth $1 – $5 million by 2022. Furthermore, his wealth will increase dramatically now that he is an NBA player.

Alperen Sengün’s girlfriend

The standout player for the Houston Rockets needs to be not married or engaged. According to data gathered from the internet, the Turkish has not had any past relationship.

Alperen Sengün’s stats

Alperen Sengün’s stats
Sengun, #28 of the Houston Rockets, dribbles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 15, 2023, at Paycom Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Photo: Zach Beeker.
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He averaged 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 0.9 blocks in 72 games as a rookie for the Houston Rockets. He has averaged 13.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 29.1 minutes per game over his previous eight games. Despite his groin injury, he may play against the Celtics.

Alperen Sengün’s awards

Alperen Sengün’s awards
Alperen Sengun: Photo: @alperen.sengun on Instagram
Source: UGC

He was honoured as the BSL's regular-season MVP on May 12, 2021. He made up his mind that day to enter the NBA draft for 2021. Houston's Rockets chose him in the 16th round. To crown, the winner of the Turkish Junior League (2019) U-16 FIBA Europe Championship Bronze Medalists The FIBA Europe Under-18 Championships, where they placed second.

When the 20-year-old entered the 2021 draft, he had already garnered the attention of the top teams in the United States, thanks to his impressive accomplishments. Alperen Sengün has much potential to become one of the best international players in NBA history.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.