Bursaspor keeps playmaker Arslan

Jul 11, 2020 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Bursaspor keeps playmaker Arslan

7DAYS EuroCup newcomer Frutti Extra Bursaspor reached a new agreement with veteran playmaker Ender Arslan to keep working together next season, the club announced Saturday. Arslan (1.90 meters, 37 years old) averaged 5.9 points and 3.7 assists in 18 Turkish League games last season. Arslan has played more Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games than any other Turkish player ever, 243. He started his career with Anadolu Efes Istanbul's junior team, and was promoted to the first squad in 2000 after a few games with Muratpasa Antalya. He spent nine seasons with Efes in two stints, but also played for Union Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz of Spain, Panionios Forthnet Athens of Greece, as well as for Galatasaray Istanbul, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul and Turk Telekom Ankara before joining Bursaspor in 2019. Arslan helped Efes reach the EuroLeague Final Four in 2000 and the SuproLeague final four in 2001. He also helped Efes win five Turkish League titles in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009, and another one with Galatasaray in 2013. He also lifted the Turkish Cup trophy five times with Efes, in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009. He also helped the Turkish national team win a silver medal at the 2010 World Cup. In his 243 EuroLeague career games, Arslan amassed 1,362 points (5.6 ppg.) and 452 assists (1.9 apg.). Arslan also played 18 EuroCup games with Galatasaray and Telekom, averaging 6.4 points and 2.5 assists.