Fenerbahce keep Ismet Akpinar for next season

2022-06-23 09:44
Credit: Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul used the team option and extended Ismet Akpinar for another year, via the official club's report.

The 27-year-old Akpinar joined Fenerbahce last June, signing a 1+1 contract.

He averaged 4.5 points, 0.9 assists, and 2.6 PIR over 15 EuroLeague games this past season. Akpinar became the Turkish league champion under the guidance of Sasa Djordjevic.

Points this season

Points made: 74,5
Accuracy: 47,5%
Place in standings: 12
Record max: 96
Record min: 43
Best scorer: Jan Vesely

The combo guard helped ALBA Berlin win a German Cup title in 2016, and has been a member of the German national team since 2017.

Ismet Akpinar appeared in five games during the 2014-15 EuroLeague season and registered 1.6 points per contest.

Fenerbahce are very active on the market in this off-season. The Turkish powerhouse has already announced the signings of Dimitris Itoudis, Johnathan Motley, Samet Geyik, and the extension of team captain Melih Mahmutoglu.

They are also finalizing the deal with Scottie Wilbekin. On the other side, Jan Vesely, Danilo Barthel, Jehyve Floyd, Markel Starks, and Ahmet Duverioglu left the club.

Current roster

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Position Player Status
PG Pierria Henry Signed until 2022 +1
PG Ismet Akpinar (story) Signed until 2023
SG Melih Mahmutoglu (story) Signed until 2024
SG Sehmus Hazer Signed until 2024
SF Marko Guduric Signed until 2023
SF Dyshawn Pierre Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Metecan Birsen Signed until 2023 + 1
PF Achille Polonara Signed until 2023 +1
PF/C Samet Geyik (story) Signed until 2023
C Devin Booker Signed until 2023
C Johnathan Motley (story) Signed until 2024
Coach Dimitris Itoudis (story)
Expired contract Nando De Colo, Tarik Biberovic, Danilo Barthel (won't come back), Jan Vesely (won't come back), Ahmet Duverioglu (won't come back), Jehyve Floyd (won't come back), Markel Starks (won't come back)
Rumored to leave Aleksandar Djordjevic (won't come back), Pierria Henry, Nando De Colo
Interested Naz Mitrou-Long (story), Nick Calathes (story), Nikola Milutinov, Scottie Wilbekin (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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