Tonye Jekiri is expected to join Fenerbahce

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-06-24 13:05
Credit: BNS
Credit BNS

A 27-year-old center Tonye Jekiri is expected to join Fenerbahce Istanbul, sources tell BasketNews.

According to sources, both sides are finalizing a two-year deal.

Jekiri played for UNICS Kazan last season.

Free throws this season

Points made: 11,5
Accuracy: 74,2%
Place in standings: 12
Record max: 21
Record min: 4
Most made FTs: Nando De Colo

2.11 m Nigerian big man averaged 7.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1 assist, one steal, and 12.2 PIR in the EuroLeague.

Jekiri had the second-highest NET rating (+/-) in his team, per BBallytics.

A powerful frontline player was fourth in total rebounds and second in offensive rebounds (2.9 ORB).

He previously played in the EuroLeague for Baskonia Vitoria and ASVEL Villeurbanne.

Fenerbahce already announced the signing of another big man, Johnathan Motley, and Jan Vesely's departure.

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 Tonye Jekiri, Naz Mitrou-Long (story), Nick Calathes (story), Nikola Milutinov, Scottie Wilbekin (story)

Why Wilbekin should choose Fenerbahce over Barcelona (URBONUS clips):

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