Perkins grabs 11 rebounds, beats former team in Turkey

October 19, 2015

Doron Perkins

Photo by Euroleague.net

Play professional basketball long enough like Doron Perkins of Anchorage has and you’re bound to play old teams.

A veteran of 11 seasons, Perkins has been all over the world. He’s played in Turkey a couple different times and returned there this season with Yesilgiresun Belediye.

He faced off against his former team, Besiktas, and broke ’em off a little something.

The 6-foot-3 starting guard grabbed 11 rebounds to go with six points, two assists and a blocked shot to spark a 65-56 win in Turkey’s first division.

Here’s a look at how other Alaskans did in pro hoops overseas:

In Australia, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin just missed a double-double with 20 points and 9 rebounds for Bendigo in a 70-39 beatdown of Perth. She sank 10-of-16 field goals inside the arc. She missed 4 3s.

In Finland, Hydaburg’s Damen Holter-Bell bagged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists as Lapua ran away from KTP Basket 111-95. He was 7-of-13 from the floor and 4-0f-7 from the line.

In Spain, North Pole’s Brad Oleson came off the bench to score 6 points in just 9 minutes as Barcelona won a laugher over Sevilla 120-38. He made the only 3 attempted.