last minute | Anadolu Efes recruits Ante Zizic

Anadolu Efes, which won the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague championship for the second time in a row, officially announced the addition of Croatian tall Ante Zizic, who previously played for Darüşşafaka in our country.

Despite winning the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague championship for the second time in a row, Anadolu Efes lost the trophy to Fenerbahçe Beko in the Basketball Super League, and made another flash transfer before the new season. After the Will Clyburn move, Anadolu Efes announced that they have now added Ante Zizic from Maccabi Tel Aviv to their squad.

It was stated that a 2+1 year contract was signed with the Croatian center born in 1997.

He played in Darüşşafaka

Ante Zizic, who started basketball in Croatia’s KK Split team, started his professional career in Ribola Kastela team in his country in 2013-14 season. After working in Cibona Zagreb and Nova Gorica teams, Zizic joined Darüşşafaka in December 2016. The successful player, who moved to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers team in the 2017-18 season, transferred to Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv team at the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

Zizic, who took the third place with the Croatian National Team in the Youth (U18) European Championship in 2014, won the silver medal at the U19 World Championship a year later.

Zizic also enjoyed the Israel League championship and the Israel Cup with Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 2020-21 season.

Ante Zizic averaged 21.05 minutes in 31 games in the EuroLeague, averaging 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.

In the Israeli League, the successful player, who took an average of 19.08 minutes in 17 games, struggled with averages of 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.

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