Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul started to get ready for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut next season by inking point guard Ender Arslan and center Oguz Savas, the club announced Tuesday. Arslan (1.88 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul, where he averaged 8.6 points on 45.2% three-point shooting and 2.1 assists in 19 Euroleague games last season. He brings in 13 years of Euroleague experience with Efes Pilsen and Galatasaray of Turkey, Tau Ceramica of Spain and Union Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia. Arslan has accumulated 1,262 points and 422 assists in 218 career games. Arslan has also played for Panionios of Greece and Antalya of Turkey, as well as being a member of the Turkish national team. He won six Turkish League titles - five with Efes and the last one with Galatasaray in 2013. He also lifted five Turkish Cup trophies with Efes and won a silver medal with Turkey at the 2010 FIBA World Cup.
Savas (2.13 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, to which he helped reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four last season, averaging 5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 27 games. He has played 11 Euroleague seasons with his former club, accumulating 1,024 points and 482 rebounds in 164 games. Savas helped it win six Turkish League titles - one still as Ulker in 2006 and five more as Fenerbahce Ulker in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014. He also lifted the Turkish Cup trophy with Ulker in 2005 and with Fenerbahce Ulker in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Savas is also a regular member of the Turkish national team and also won the silver medal at the 2010 FIBA World Cup. He helped Turkey win three other silver medals in youth competitions - at the 2001 U16 European Championships and the 2004 and 2005 U18 European Championships.