Back in October, Bojan Bogdanovic was the sixth man for Fenerbahce, coming off the bench to supply energy and some scoring. He scored 11, for example, in an exhibition game vs. the Celtics in Istanbul. As the season wore on and Fener disappointed in the Euroleague, he moved into the starting lineup and became the team's primary focus.
On Monday night, just before Toko Shengelia scored 26 to lead Springfield in the D-League, Bogdanovic scored 15 to lead Fener to its sixth straight win --and first place-- in the Turkish League. Doesn't sound like a lot, but while Shengelia's output was 20 percent of the Armor's 130 points, Bogdanovic's was 19 percent of Fener's 78.
Bogdanovic had a typical game offensively, shooting 6-of-9 overall to keep his 60/40/80 combination going in the TBL, and he also had five assists. The Nets see him as a more than adequate passer on the wing. Ilkan Karaman, Fener's other Euro-Net, didn't play. Fener plays again in the Euroleague on Thursday. A loss would eliminate it from the European playoffs, a major disappointment for a team that spent freely in hopes of making the Final Four. The ownership will have to be satisfied with dominance at home.
- Fenerbahce beats Karsiyaka for first place in Turkish League - Eurobasket
- Game Report: Fenerbahçe Ülker - Pınar Karşıyaka - Turkish Basketball League