Luigi Datome will stay on with Fenerbahce Dogus until the 2019-2020 season, the team announced today.
The Italian was an integral part in Fenerbahce’s successful 2016-17 campaign. Datome averaged 9.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in the EuroLeague, culminating in continental glory.
So happy to renew my contract with Fenerbahçe Doğuş! I want to thank coach Obradovic, mister Maurizio Gherardini, president Aziz Yıldırım and all The club for placing trust in me. Big goals in front of us, I can't wait! Molto felice di rinnovare il mio contratto con il Fenerbahçe Doğuş! Voglio ringraziare coach Obradovic, Maurizio Gherardini, il presidente Aziz Yıldırım e tutto il club per la fiducia accordatami. Grandi obiettivi davanti a noi, non vedo l'ora! #letsgofener #turkishjourney #serinascorinascogigione
Datome joined the Turkish giants from the Boston Celtics. In his 55 NBA games with the Celtics and before that the Pistons from 2013 to 2015, he only made one career start.
With Kostas Sloukas also confirmed as a returnee for next season, the club are reportedly aiming to re-sign Serbian forward Nikola Kalinic.