Before diving into the topic of knowing the Top 10 Anadolu Efes Greatest players, let’s get to know a little about the team as well.
Anadolu Efes previously known as Efes Pilsen is a Turkish professional basketball team from Istanbul, Turkey. European Club Ranking after the Final Four of the year 2020-21 and is the first and most recent Euroleague Champion. In the entire history of the Turkish Super League, Efes is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Super League (BSL). It has won the championship league 15 times. A team with a number of achievements down the line has the best of players and in Today’s article, we’ll be covering the topic of the Top 10 Anadolu Efes Greatest players.
The home ground of the Anadolu Efes team is the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, which has a 16,000 capacity seating for basketball games. The team with the best of the Top 10 Anadolu Efes Greatest players competes in the Turkish Super League and the EuroLeague. The Efes Beverage Group owns the Anadolu Efes team.
In the year 1976, the club came into being as Efes Pilsen S.K., by taking over the Turkish second-division club Kadıköyspor. Well, Efes Pilsen S.K. won the Turkish national league title, immediately ascertaining itself as one of the country’s top clubs. Here is a detailed article about the Top 10 Anadolu Efes Greatest Players of all time.
First Anadolu Efes Greatest Player – Shane Larkin
DeShane Davis Larkin is a professional American-Turkish basketball player for Anadolu Efes’s team in the Turkish Basketball Super League. He is also a part of the senior Turkish national team. With the 18th overall pick in the NBA draft of the year 2013, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks, where Larkins was immediately auctioned to the Dallas Mavericks. Lastly, he played in the NBA with the Boston Celtics in the year 2018. Currently, he plays for the team in the position of point guard.
Larkin carries the record of holding the most points that he scored in a single EuroLeague game since the year 2000–01 season. Well, the record does not include the EuroLeague’s games played from the years 1958–to 2000, when FIBA ran the competition. Radivoj Korać is the one who holds the record as he scored 99 points in a single EuroLeague game in the year 1965, on January 14.
Second Anadolu Efes Greatest player – Vasilije Micić
Vasilije Micić is a professional Serbian basketball player for the Anadolu Efes team of the Turkish Basketball Super League and also the EuroLeague. He is also known for being a part of the Serbian national basketball team internationally. With the 52nd overall pick in the NBA draft of the year 2014, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers. Micić plays at the position of point guard/ shooting guard.
Micić led Anadolu Efes to the 2021 EuroLeague title with a two-time All-EuroLeague selection, while also winning the EuroLeague MVP and the Final Four MVP.
Third Greatest Player – Bryant Dunston
Bryant Kevin Dunston Jr. is an American-born and brought up in Armenian as a professional basketball player who plays at the center position for the Anadolu Efes team of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) and the EuroLeague. He is also a part of the senior Armenian national team internationally.
Bryant stands at a height of 6 ft 8 in. He has won the EuroLeague twice, for the Best Defender award. While playing with Olympiacos he arrived at the EuroLeague Final in the year 2015. He was the top rebounder in the Israel Basketball Premier League during the years 2011–12. Dunston also attained an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in the year 2017.
Fourth Greatest Player – Tibor Pleiß
Tibor Pleiß is a professional basketball player from Germany who plays for the Anadolu Efes team of the Turkish Super League and the EuroLeague. Tibor plays at the center position particularly as he stands at the height of 7 feet 3 inches. He is also a member of the German national team.
Fifth Greatest Player – Elijah Bryant
An American professional basketball player Elijah Bryant plays for the team Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) and the EuroLeague. He stands at the height of 6 feet and 5 inches and therefore plays at the position of a shooting guard/ point guard. In the initial stages of entering his career basketball, he played college basketball for the Elon Phoenix and Brigham Young Cougars.
Elijah Bryant signed his contract with Anadolu Efes of the Basketbol Süper Ligi in Turkey during the last year On October 18, 2021.
6th Greatest Player- Chris Singleton
Christopher Carl Singleton Jr. is a professional basketball player from America. He plays for the team Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Super League and the EuroLeague. He stands at the height of 6 feet and 9 inches and hence, plays as a power forward and small-ball center. Christopher started his early career by playing college basketball for the Florida State Seminoles. In the most recent past, he signed a contract with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Super League, On September 10, 2019.
7th Greatest Player – Krunoslav Simon
Krunoslav, known as “Kruno” Simon is a professional Croatian basketball player. He plays for the Anadolu Efes team of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. Well, he is also a part of the Croatian national team internationally. Kruno stands at the height of 6 feet and 6 inches and plays for the position of small forward/ shooting guard.
8th Greatest Player – Doğuş Balbay
Doğuş Balbay is a professional Turkish basketball player. He plays for the team, Anadolu Efes Istanbul of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) and the EuroLeague. He is 6 ft 1 in tall and plays at the position of a point guard.
During the last year, in July 2021, he signed a contract of three years with Anadolu Efes. He won the BSL All-Star Slam Dunk Contest of the year 2012. He secured the win by jumping over Anadolu Efes’s teammate. At the 2010 BSL, All-Star Slam Dunk Contest champion Sinan Güler was on his way to the basket. He used to previously play with Anadolu Efes and re-signed his contract in May 2014.
9th Greatest Player – Erten Gazi
A Turkish Cypriot professional basketball player Erten Gazi plays for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League.
In the Turkish Basketball First League (TBL) during the season of the year 2013–to 2014, Gazi made his professional debut with Pertevniyal while playing against Maliye Milli Piano. Well also in the year 2014, he was appointed to the Anadolu Efes training camp roster in Slovenia. When he was 16 years old, Gazi made his way through the debut for Efes for the first time, playing in a decent game against Olimpija.
10th Greatest Player – Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue known as “Roddy” Beaubois is a professional French basketball player for the team Anadolu Efes of the Basketball Super Ligi(BSL) and the EuroLeague.
Beaubois signed a contract with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi and EuroLeague in the year 2018 on June 21. He has played over 35 games during the EuroLeague season of the ear 2018-19. He has earned an average of 9.5 points and has 2.3 assists per game. Roddy stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches and plays for the position of shooting guard.
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