Credit: Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Anadolu Efes Istanbul will be looking for a three-peat in the EuroLeague in the upcoming season and its new acquisition, Achile Polonara, will try to help the Turkish team to achieve this goal.

Achille Polonara

Achille  Polonara
Position: PF, C
Age: 30
Height: 203 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Birth place: Italy

The tall Italian spoke to Corriere Dello Sport and explained why he chose the Istanbul team and also revealed that he was close to signing with Virtus Bologna when Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman called him.

"When Ataman called me and explained in fluent Italian why he wants me in Efes to defend the EuroLeague title, it was very difficult for me to refuse," said Polonara.

"I was close to being signed to Virtus, but the fact that I could be teammates with Vasilije Micic and Shane Larkin... dispelled all my doubts," the Italian added.

Last season wasn't very successful for the Italian forward. In the EuroLeague competition for Fenerbahce BEKO Istanbul, he averaged 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.

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