Efes lands scoring ace Preston Shumpert

Efes Pilsen finally completed on Monday the signing of American forward Preston Shumpert (207, 29) for two seasons. Shumpert played for Besiktas Cola Turka last season averaging 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.8 steals in the ULEB Cup, leading its team to the Final Eight in Turin through a perfect 10-0 regular season. He also averaged 16.6 points, 4.1 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game in the Turkish League. He passed the medical tests for Efes Pilsen on Monday. "I'm happy to keep going on with coach Ergin Ataman" Shumpert said, "and also to play for one of the best clubs in Europe like Efes Pilsen."