Pops Mensah-Bonsu won his first piece of silverware of the year this weekend, winning the Turkish Cup after Besiktas beat Banvit 78-74 in the final.
Mensah-Bonsu finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds on 4/8 shooting to help Besiktas to the title, after having posted a huge 18 point-19 rebound double-double in the semifinals of the tournament.
The Turkish Cup victory caps Mensah-Bonsu’s return from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for six months last year, and relegated the GB star to the sidelines for the 2011 Eurobasket in Lithuania.
A jubilant Pops tweeted afterward:
I just want to thank GOD for everything he has done for me, this last year has been difficult but my faith was strong and always believed!!!
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