By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Besiktas Sompo Japan signed Ismet Akpinar, the Turkish side announced on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Turkish-German guard will compete in Turkey for the first time following eight professional seasons in Germany.
He spent his last couple of seasons with ratiopharm Ulm in the easyCredit BBL and 7DAYS EuroCup. This time around he will display his talents in the Basketball Champions League.
Akpinar averaged 11.1 points, 3.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game in the 2018-19 edition of EuroCup. As for his German League showing, he posted 9.4 points, 3 assists and 1.9 rebounds per contest.