7DAYS EuroCup Semifinalist Frutti Extra Bursaspor made sure that it will have two of its core players for two more seasons by extending the contracts of Derek Needham and Dave Dudzinski through the 2023-24 season.
Bursaspor extends Needham and Dudzinski for 2 more years
Derek Needham (1.80 meters, 31 years old) has averaged 13.2 points, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals this season for Bursaspor, his first with the club. He has been one of the team leaders and comes off a 20-point performance in Bursaspor’s quarterfinals victory over Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. Needham previously played in the EuroCup with Mornar Bar of Montenegro and AS Monaco. He has also suited up for Siauliai and Rytas Vilnius in Lithuania, Khimik-OPZ Yuhzny in Ukraine, Loewen Braunschweig in Germany and Reggio Emilia in Italy.
David Dudzinski (2.05 meters, 30 years old) has been worth 11.3 points on excellent shooting percentages (61.7% two-point shooting, 43.1% three-point shooting) plus 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 20 games this season. It is his second straight season in the competition after debuting with Telenet Giants Antwerp in 2020-21. He spent the four seasons with Antwerp, before which he played for Agrigento in the Italian second division, Siauliai in Lithuania and Steaua in Romania.