Place of Birth: Eskişehir, Turkey (disputed)
Date of Birth: May 15, 1987 (disputed)
Ethnicity: Crimean Tatar
Ersan İlyasova is a Turkish professional basketball player. He has played in Turkey, Spain, and the U.S., including the NBA Development League.
He is said to have been born in Eskişehir, Turkey, to Crimean Tatar parents, Iraliye and Anvar İlyasova. He is married to Julia, with whom he has three children. Julia was born in Belarus.
Ersan is a Muslim.
Ersan is sometimes believed to have been born in 1984 in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, and to have migrated to Turkey as a teen. It is not clear if this is accurate.
Crimean Tatars are genetically related to the Turkish population.