Will Clyburn officially joins Anadolu Efes

After the end of the Turkish BSL semifinals, Anadolu Efes has officially signed former CSKA Moscow forward Will Clyburn. The American forward penned a 2-year deal, which will expire in the summer of 2024.

Clyburn joined CSKA from Darussafaka Istanbul in 2017 after debuting in EuroLeague with the Turkish team. He remained with the Russian powerhouse five seasons and appeared in 20 EuroLeague games this past season.

Clyburn had his best season with CSKA during the 2018-19 season, when the Russian club won the EuroLeague title. Clyburn was named Final-4’s MVP and was part of the  First All-EuroLeague Team.

He won three VTB title and three Russian championships. Clyburn played 236 games and averaged 12.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per. He had averages of 14.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists through 20 EuroLeague games last season.

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“As we all know, everything comes to an end sooner or later,” noted the Detroit-born small forward, per CSKA’s press release, “Our family has been in Russia for most of our kids’ childhood. This was truly home away from home. I’ve been blessed to be a part of something truly special with this Club.

CSKA gave me the opportunity to build a legacy here. Still one of the greatest accomplishments of my life was winning the EuroLeague title with this club. UNREAL FEELING!! We’ve had great memories and not so great memories. And with that being said I wouldn’t change a thing.”

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