2018-19 Team Profile: Turk Telekom Ankara

A club rich in tradition from the capital of Turkey, Turk Telekom Ankara put an end to a two-year exodus from the top level in the country with a dominant performance last season in the second-division TBL. Turk Telekom dominated the competition with a 29-5 record to finish atop the standings and clinch a return ticket to the Basketball Super League. Early in the season, Turk Telekom almost captured a trophy when it reached the final of the Turkish Federation Cup, but the team struggled early and fell to Bahcesehir Koleji 59-89. Then Turk Telekom started the regular season with 13 straight wins and did not drop its first game until mid-December. Amazingly, Turk Telekom won its next 13 games for a 26-1 record and only then did it relax with the title in its hands. The backcourt of Ender Arslan and T.J. Campbell led the way, while Darryl Monroe carried the weight inside for the team as it regained its rightful place among the top teams in the country and received an invitation to compete in the 7DAYS EuroCup once again after eight long seasons away.