Credit: Turkish Basketball Federation
Credit Turkish Basketball Federation

Bonzie Colson scored 41 points, 30 of which in the first half, on 7 for 9 three-pointers, leading his team Pinar Karsiyaka past Bahcesehir by 90-81 (28-15, 23-16, 19-26, 20-24) in a Turkish League game.

Colson, reigning FIBA Basketball Champions League with French side SIG Strasbourg, was impressive on the offensive end. Thanks to him, the 2021 BCL finalists managed to get a 20-point lead at halftime (51-31) and reach their second domestic win, a few days before they embark on their international journey with a view to bringing the trophy to Turkey.

Bonzie Colson

Bonzie  Colson
Position: SF
Age: 25
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 102 kg
Birth place: Washington, United States of America

The 25-year-old forward, who contested 8 NBA games with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018-19 season averaging 4.9 points and 3.8 rebounds, is widely considered as one of the best non-EuroLeague players currently making a living in the Old Continent. Colson averaged 18.2 points and 6.2 rebounds last season. With him dominating, Strasbourg made a deep run to the BCL semi-finals, eliminating title favorites Lenovo Tenerife.

Besides, last Friday (October 1) Pinar Karsiyaka announced the arrival of former Maccabi Tel Aviv and AX Armani Exchange Milan guard-forward Michael Roll. The Turskish side will compete in Group B of the BCL. They will go up against Arged Bmslam Stal, Baxi Manresa and Hapoel Jerusalem.

For Ufuk Sarica's team, Blackmon contributed 11 points and Semih Erden 9.

For Bahcesehir, Baigul was top scorer with 15 points, while former Panathinaikos forward-center Ben Bentil added 13.

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