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Manisa narrowly missed playoffs, stays in Turkey’s BSL

Posted on 05.27.2023

After a hard fought season, Manisa managed to climb the rankings to put themselves in position to make the BSL playoffs. Unfortunately, their playoff hopes concluded on the last day of the season as they fell to Turkish powerhouse Galatasary 84-79. OD Anosike completed his season campaign with 7 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists.

“It was a difficult year, but we really came into our own during the second half of the season” said Anosike. “We were right in the mix for a playoff spot until our last game and that speaks volumes about the people we have in our locker room. I would like to thank the my teammates, the city of Manisa, the club, fans, coaches and staff for all of their hard work and effort this season. It’s truly a high-level organization and I know they’ll continue to do great things in the future”.

With the loss, Manisa ends it’s season in 11th place with a record of 12-18. Individually, Anosike concludes his season as one of the most consistent big men in the league with averages of 9.2 points, a league-leading 10.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists while shooting 59 percent from the field and tallying 9 double-doubles.

Anosike is now a free agent.

Solid inside play from Anosike helps power Manisa to victory

Posted on 02.07.2023

After winning three straight games in the Turkish BSL, Manisa took on Tofas Bursa in a home matchup. Despite being down 70-63 with 6 minutes to go, Manisa was able to battle back and secure a 82-76 victory. OD Anosike chipped in with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 32 minutes of action – good for his 6th double-double of the season.

“It was a tough game for us, especially going against a team with great size and dynamic guards” said Anosike. “Being down late in the game would’ve made it easy to give up, but we didn’t and I’m proud of the guys for that. Four wins in a row in a league like this isn’t easy to do”.

With the win Manisa improves to 7-11 on the season, which ties them with multiple teams for 9th place in the standings. Manisa will take on Euroleague powerhouse Fenerbache on 2/12 in a road matchup.

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