2015 Turkish All-Star Ryan Broekhoff has signed a lucrative 2-year contract extension with Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul.
Enjoying a successful two years with Besiktas, his first as a professional after a stellar collegiate career with Valparaiso, Broekhoff has quickly become a fan favourite and the heart and soul of the team.
Following a very strong showing for Australia at the 2014 FIBA World Championships, former Valparaiso collegiate star Broekhoff carried his form over into the Eurocup and Turkish Basketball League seasons where he elevated his game to another level. He was selected to the 2015 Turkish All-Star game and has been a model of consistency, delivering 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He has been shooting a remarkable 50% from beyond the three-point line and better than 54% from the field.
In the first stage of the 2014/15 Eurocup season, Broekhoff was able to contribute just as effectively. He was able to deliver 10.9 points at an even better 61.5% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc, with an additional 5.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
"I am very happy that my contract was extended. I love Besiktas and I'm glad to be here" - Ryan Broekhoff
Update (5:00pm AEST, 12 April 2015)
Ryan Broekhoff has since confirmed with The Pick and Roll that his new contract does in fact contain NBA and Euroleague out-clauses, stating that he is looking forward to the challenge ahead.
"It's a good opportunity for me to continue my development in one of the top two leagues in Europe"
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Here is the Eurosport Australia TV schedule for the next week!
The 2015 Euroleague quarterfinals are here! Each quarterfinal is a best of 5 series, of which they get underway this week with teams matched up as follows:
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (TUR) vs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (ISR)
CSKA Moscow (RUS) vs Panathinaikos Athens (GRC)
FC Barcelona (ESP) vs Olympiacos Piraeus (GRC)
Real Madrid (ESP) vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul (TUR)
Here is the TV scheduled for this week:
Wednesday, April 15
4:00am LIVE: Game 1 - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (TUR) vs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (ISR)
5:45am Delayed: Game 1 - CSKA Moscow (RUS) vs Panathinaikos Athens (GRC)
Thursday, April 16
3:00am LIVE: Game 1 - FC Barcelona (ESP) vs Olympiacos Piraeus (GRC)
5:00am LIVE: Game 1 - Real Madrid (ESP) vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul (TUR)
Friday, April 17
4:00am LIVE: Game 2 - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (TUR) vs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (ISR)
6:00am Delayed: Game 2 - CSKA Moscow (RUS) vs Panathinaikos Athens (GRC)
Saturday, April 18
3:00am LIVE: Game 2 - FC Barcelona (ESP) vs Olympiacos Piraeus (GRC)
5:00am LIVE: Game 2 - Real Madrid (ESP) vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul (TUR)
The quarterfinals action gets underway from Wednesday, 15 April. Check the Eurosport website for more details.
We are now down to just 2 teams! Yes - it is time for the 2015 Eurocup finals!
Brad Newley and Herbalife Gran Canaria will take on Russian outfit Khimki Moscow for the 2015 Eurocup title.
The two-game finals series will be played on 25 and 30 April Australian time.
* Times are subject to change. Times and Dates are AEDT. See http://tv.au.eurosport.com/ for details.