Anadolu Efes is a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. Founded in 1976, Anadolu Efes has become one of the most successful teams in the Turkish Basketball Super League, winning the championship a record 15 times. The team has also competed in the EuroLeague, the top-tier European-wide competition, and has been a participant in the EuroLeague Final Four three times. The team is owned by the Anadolu Group and is part of the multi-sport Anadolu Club, which also includes football and volleyball teams. Anadolu Efes news, articles, and videos can be found across various media outlets, including the team's official website, www.anadoluefes.com.tr, which provides updates on team news, player profiles, upcoming matches, and more. Additionally, a variety of sports news sites, such as Eurosport, Basketball-Reference, and FIBA Europe, offer Anadolu Efes related news, articles, and videos.
Discussing a range of subjects related to Anadolu Efes and the offseason, Shane Larkin's primary objective is centered on achieving victory on the court. Larkin, aged 30, granted an exclusive interview to Eurohoops, where he discussed the upcoming 2023-24 season, marking his sixth season with the Istanbul team.
Real Madrid has effortlessly kicked off the 2023-24 season on a winning streak, remaining undefeated in all competitions, including the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Guerschon Yabusele deserves a significant portion of the credit, earning the MVP title for his outstanding performance in Regular Season Round 2. In a commanding victory against Anadolu Efes with a score of 103-80 in Istanbul, the French power forward showcased his skills with 22 points, a flawless 3/3 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 7/7 at the line. Additionally, he secured 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and drew 4 fouls, accumulating a career-high EuroLeague performance of 39 PIR.
Virtus Bologna, initially facing turmoil, now boasts a 5-1 record in the EuroLeague, catching attention. They recently defeated Anadolu Efes 93-81, with October MVP Toko Shengelia scoring 19 points. Marco Belinelli contributed 17 points in 18 minutes, and, except for a challenging second period, Virtus dominated the game, dictating the pace and winning the rebound battle. Despite a game of runs, Virtus secured the lead in the second half, with former Efes captain Bryant Dunston playing a crucial role. The game concluded with Virtus leading by seven in the last quarter, while Efes, with 2-4, couldn't respond effectively.
Rodrigue Beaubois played a pivotal role in Anadolu Efes' 85-75 victory over Tofas Bursa, scoring 20 points and providing five assists. Anadolu Efes maintained control throughout the game, securing a 6-1 record in the 2023-24 Turkish BSL League, while Tofas slipped to 5-2. Ercan Osmani contributed 14 points and seven rebounds, Derek Willis added 13 points and nine rebounds, and Darius Thompson chipped in with 11 points and nine assists for Efes. Cassius Winston led Tofas with 18 points and five assists, while JJ O’Brien contributed 17 points and Caleb Homesley delivered 12 points along with six rebounds.
The Oklahoma City Thunder secured a road victory over the shorthanded Golden State Warriors with a score of 128-109, providing Vasilije Micic with an extended opportunity to showcase his skills. In his first regular-season game playing for over 20 minutes since joining from Anadolu Efes, the former EuroLeague MVP contributed significantly. Micic notched seven assists in a little over 21 minutes on the court, adding five points and two rebounds. He shot 1/5 from the field and 1/3 from beyond the arc. The Serbian playmaker demonstrated good synergy with his teammates, facilitating easy baskets for the big players and contributing two assists towards the end of the third period when the Thunder began to pull away.