Twelve of the 16 clubs that play in Turkey’s top flight Spor Toto Basketbol Ligi on Friday confirmed their registration for the Basketball Champions League.
Pinar Karsiyaka, Banvit Basketbol, Besiktas Sompo Japan, Akin Corap Yesilgiresun BLD., Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece, Istanbul BBSK, Muratbey Usak Sportif, Ronesans Ted Ankara Kolejliler, Royal Hali Gaziantep, Torku Konya Spor, Trabzonspor Medicalpark and Turk Telekom have all registered to be a part of the innovative 50-50 joint partnership between FIBA and 10 top European leagues that will tip off its inaugural season in September 2016.
The teams competing in the Basketball Champions League are determined on the basis of sporting criteria, which means that clubs must achieve the necessary results in order to qualify. The next best-ranked will compete in the FIBA Europe Cup.
Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahce, Darussafaka Dogus and Galatasaray Odeabank have announced that they will compete in the Euroleague.
The inaugural season of the FIBA Basketball Champions League will tip off in September 2016.