CLEMSON, S.C. — Former Clemson University men’s basketball standout forward Landry Nnoko officially signed a contract with Sakarya Büyükşehir last Saturday, announced by the club on Twitter. Sakarya BB is a Turkish based professional basketball club based in Sakarya and plays in the Turkish Basketball League (TBL).
Nnoko, who played last season in the NBA G-League with the Grand Rapids Drive, excelled for the Pistons G-League affiliate – earning G-League Defensive Player of the Year.
In his first season in the G-League, Nnoko averaged 14.7 points per game in 49 games and tied for second in the league with 27 double-doubles.
Nnoko ranked second in the G-League in rebounds per game (11.5) and fourth in blocks per game (2.06). He anchored a defense that finished third in the league in opponents’ points per game (102.8), fourth in defensive rating (102.5) and fifth in opponents’ field goal percentage (44.5).
This summer, Nnoko was a member of the Miami Heat’s Summer League roster and averaged eight points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes per contest.
In Nnoko’s time in Clemson, he was named to the ACC All-Defensive Team during his senior season in 2015-16. Also as a senior, Nnoko tied for the team lead in double-doubles (3) and led the team in offensive rebounds (67).