Anadolu Efes shakes hands with Stratos Perperoglou
Greece’s Perperoglou has won three Euroleague titles with Olympiacos and Panathinaikos.Anadolu Efes Istanbul has signed contract with Greek forward Stratos Perperoglou, a three-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion, for the next two seasons, the club announced June 18. The 28 year old arrives from Olympiacos Piraeus after the best season of his Euroleague career.
Perperoglou averaged career-highs of 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists last season, and was especially productive at the end of the regular season when he was chosen bwin MVP for December.
Perperoglou has won three titles in his first six Euroleague seasons, with Panathinaikos Athens in 2009 and 2011, and with Olympiacos Piraeus in 2013. He spent four seasons with Panathinaikos, having also won four Greek League crowns and three Greek Cups, while with Olympiacos he won 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.
He has also played for Panionios and Ilysiakos in his native Greece. Perperoglou is also a regular member of the Greek national team. He helped Greece to win the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2009, reached the 2010 FIBA World Championships semifinal and finished third at the 2003 World under-18 Championships.
Additional Anadolu Efes contracts may follow as the Istanbul team has raised expectations, signing with Serbian coach Dusan Ivkovic for two seasons.
Ivkovic, the only coach to have won four different European competitions, came to an Efes side which has only won the Turkish title once in the last decade.