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Ankaragucu wins regular season finale, narrowly misses playoffs

Posted on 04.23.2024

Despite a three-game winning streak to end the regular season, the magical run by Ankaragucu concluded on Sunday night. Although the team captured a 92-88 road victory against Konyaspor, Ankaragucu missed the playoffs as a tiebreaker with four other teams did not fall in their favor. OD Anosike ended the game with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.

“Coming into tonight’s game, we knew we didn’t control our own destiny regarding the playoffs” said Anosike. “We needed to win but we also had to rely on some help from some other teams around the league. We controlled what we could control and got the win, but unfortunately our season ended tonight. I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, and staff along with all of the supporters who stayed with us all year. It was an honor to represent this city and club and I wish everyone the best of luck moving forward.”

With the regular season now complete, Anosike officially became the league’s leading rebounder with an average of 13.8 per contest. He also added averages of 12 points and 2.8 assists, along with a team-high 10 double-doubles and a 57 percent field goal percentage. Joining the team in January, he helped a 5-14 team to a 10-5 record in their final 15 games and end the season at 15-19, good for a tie for 8th place in the league standings.

Anosike wins February TBL Player of the Month

Posted on 03.06.2024

Anosike wins February TBL Player of the MonthThe month of February was nearly impeccable for OD Anosike as he was given the Turkish Basketball League “Player of the Month” award. He averaged nearly 15 points, nearly 16 rebounds, and over 2 assists during the month, while leading his team to a 4-1 record.

“It was a good month both individually and collectively” said Anosike. “I tried to acclimate myself to the team as quickly as possible and just help us win games. We still have a long way to go, but the hard work is manifesting itself. Hopefully we can keep it going down the stretch”.

Since joining the team in January, Anosike has become one of the league’s most consistent players. He holds averages of 13 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and  7 double-doubles in 8 games. The month of March got off to a nice start as well, as Ankaragucu secured a 76-75 road win over TED College on March 4. Anosike finished the game with 10 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Ankaragucu is back in action on March 10 in a home matchup against TBL league-leader, Yalova.

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