Plenty of attention has been paid to the defending EuroLeague champions of Anadolu Efes this season, now EuroLeague is putting a particular emphasis on star guard Shane Larkin.
As part of their Focus On: video series for EuroLeague’s YouTube Channel, Shane recently sat down with the EL to talk about becoming a Turkish star, and a Turkish citizen.
“I love the country,” Shane said of Turkey. “Everyone was asking me back home in Miami when I was leaving “How does it feel to be leaving Miami, leaving home? And I was like “I feel like I’m going home.” It doesn’t really feel any different to me. This place has definitely captured part of my heart. For the rest of my life I’ll definitely have a special place for Istanbul, and it definitely feels like another home for me.”
Watch Shane talk about why coming to Turkey and joining Anadolu Efes is the best thing to happen to him in his life, below.
So happy to hear you feel like this about Turkey. And yes Shane, this is your home and I hope it will continue to be so in the coming years too. We are sooo happy to have you in Efes but also in our national team. Thank you for tonight’s performance against Great Britain after your amazing night against Fenerbahçe. I hope we’ll see again an amazing INShANE performance against Barça this Friday as always, and I am coming all the way from Bodrum just to watch that game. See you Friday in Sinan Erdem 🤟🤟🤟