Tribute to the Champs: Bogdan Bogdanovic

Jun 20, 2017 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Bogdan Bogdanovic
All it takes is a glance at Fenerbahce Istanbul’s record to see how important the play of Bogdan Bogdanovic has been to the club. Fenerbahce was a losing team when he sat out (6-7), but won 17 of 22 when he played. Bogdanovic peaked late in the season as Fenerbahce won its last six games to sweep its playoff series and win its first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague championship. His importance was recognized as Bogdanovic was named MVP for April and then to the All-EuroLeague First Team for the first time. He came up big under the bright lights of the Final Four in Istanbul with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 fouls drawn in the semifinal against Real Madrid and 17 points and 5 rebounds versus Olympiacos Piraeus in the championship game. Bogdanovic was Fenerbahce's top scorer in the Final Four (15.5 ppg.) and for the season (14.6 ppg.), but he helped the team in many ways with 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.9 fouls drawn per game. A two-time EuroLeague Rising Star award winner, Bogdanovic has now realized his full potential to become one of the very best players in European basketball.