A well-known face is back in Istanbul after a season abroad, as Efes Pilsen announced that playmaker Ender Arslan inked a one-year deal with the Turkish powerhouse. Arslan (190, 24) grew up with Efes, making his senior debut with the team during the 2000-01 season. He played at Efes for six consecutive seasons, helping the team to win four Turkish League titles from 2002 to 2005. Arslan is coming off a very busy season. He started it with Union Olimpija in Slovenia, averaging 10.5 points and 2.9 assists in eight Euroleague games before joining Tau Ceramica in Spain for two months. He played the entire Top 16 with Tau, averaging 6.2 points and 1.3 assists. Once his contract expired, Arslan joined Panionios, averaging 12.5 points in 4 games and helping the team to reach the Greek League semifinals. Arslan is also a regular member of the Turkish national team.