Anadolu Efes keeps Dunston, too

May 23, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Anadolu Efes keeps Dunston, too

Anadolu Efes Istanbul has reached a new agreement with center Bryant Dunston to stay together for two more years, until the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced Thursday. Dunston (2.03 meters, 32 years old) averaged 8.9 points, 4.9 rebounds in 36 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague showdowns this season, helping Efes make it to the EuroLeague Championship Game for the first time in club history. His 1.2 blocks per game were tied for second best in the Euroleague this season. Dunston also ranked 15th in two-point shooting, hitting 119 of his 183 attempts inside the arc. This is Dunston's fourth year with Efes, which he helped to win the Turkish Cup title this season. Dunston was chosen to the 2016-17 All-EuroLeague Second Team and was chosen by head coaches as the competition's Best Defender in 2014 and 2015, while playing for Olympiacos Piraeus. Over the last six EuroLeague seasons, Dunston ranks third in total PIR (2,435), ninth in scoring (1,693 points), second in rebounds (958), and first in blocks (231) and offensive rebounds (390). Dunston started his professional career with Mobis Phoebus of South Korea, helping it win the league title in 2010. He also played for Aris Thessaloniki, taking part in the 2010-11 7DAYS EuroCup, Bnei Hasharon and Hapoel Holon of Israel, and Varese of Italy. The announcement arrives hours after Efes re-signed head coach Ergin Ataman for two more years, assuring fans that two pillars of the club's Final Four run will be back to try it again.