Underdog's success: Bursaspor send 8 players to EuroLeague in 3 years

2022-07-17 06:01
Credit: IMAGO/Nordphoto - Scanpix
Credit IMAGO/Nordphoto - Scanpix

Frutti Extra Bursaspor was the cinderella story in last year's EuroCup competition. This was not a fluke.

The club has been steadily working throughout recent years to bring talented players into its roster, players who have something to prove and aspire to go to the next level.

As highlighted by the team itself, an impressive amount - 8 players - has gone to EuroLeague rosters following the play in the Turkish club.

Free throws this season

Points made: 14,0
Accuracy: 79,2%
Place in standings: 8
Record max: 24
Record min: 3
Most made FTs: Andrew Andrews

Chris JonesAllerik FreemanLamar PetersMarial ShayokEgemen GuvenJohn HollandKevarrius HayesAndrew Andrews - all of them were Bursa's key players at one time during the last 3 years. All of them proceeded to transfer to the EuroLeague.

According to the club's social media post, the team has earned around $600,000 for the eight transfers. This summer, three of them went up to play on a higher level - Hayes (went to Zalgiris Kaunas), Holland (Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade), and Andrews (Panathinaikos OPAP Athens).

Previously this season, Bursa's point guard Allerik Freeman also left the club for a buyout of almost €100,000 to play for CSKA Moscow.

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