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Big Mike Takes Another Career Step

Daum Now Competing At A Higher Level With Team in Istanbul, Turkey

Longhorns basketball legend Mike Daum, who turned 28 on Oct. 30, is still moving up.

Daum has joined the high-level Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague after the Bertram Derthona team in Italy released him from his contract so he could try to further his career.

This follows the Dauminator's fine performance in the 2023 NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings.

"It was not easy to make this decision," Bertram Derthona president Marco Picchi said on the team website Nov. 29 about releasing Daum from his contract. "Mike is a boy who in these three years...