The wide NT roster that will join to the European Golden League is as following;
Setters: Arslan Ekşi (Halkbank), Selçuk Keskin (Galatasaray), Oğulcan Yatkın (Fenerbahçe), Muzaffer Yönet (Galatasaray)
OHs: Burutay Subaşı (Halkbank), Baturalp Burak Güngör (İstanbul BBSK), Yasin Aydın (Galatasaray), Yiğit Gülmezoğlu (Arkas Spor), Batuhan Avcı (Beşiktaş), Efe Bayram (Halkbank), Abdullah Çam (Halkbank), İzzet Ünver (Fenerbahçe)
MBs: Mert Matic (Arkas Spor), Çağatay Osman Durmaz (Maliye Piyango), Doğukan Ulu (Galatasaray), Ertuğrul Gazi Metin (Jeopark Kula Bld.), Oğuzhan Karasu (Fenerbahçe), Halil İbrahim Kurt (Fenerbahçe)
Opps: Metin Toy (İstanbul BBSK), Adis Lagumdzija (Arkas Spor)
Liberos: Hasan Yeşilbudak (Halkbank), Burak Mert (Arkas Spor), Volkan Döne (Ziraat Bankası), Onurcan Çakır (Galatasaray)
Setters: Selçuk is 37 years old and Arslan is 34. Although both of them are still pretty good, I am not sure if it is a good idea to invite them instead of investing on promising and younger setters such as Murat Yenipazar or Muhammet Kaya. Both Oğulcan Yatkın and Muzaffer Yönet are talented setters, I hope both will get the chance to play.
OHs: Burutay had a pretty good season. He is a very balanced OH with both good attacking and reception skills, also a very good server. Unfortunately he has been getting injured every summer and manages to skip the NT I hope this year he would finally decide to play in NT because he is pretty much the best Turkish player we have. Both Baturalp Güngör and Yasin Aydın are good choices. But these two are more of defensive OHs. It is very surprising not to see Gökhan Gökgöz in the roster. He is our second best OH after Burutay. I know he didn't have a great season with his club but he should have been invited for the wide roster.Another surprising absence is Halil İbrahim Yücel who has been the reason why Maliye Piyango reached so high season. These two should have been there instead of Yiğit Gülmezoğlu who has been playing very bad so far (still very surprised how can he be starter in a team such as Arkasspor) Abdullah Cam and İzzet Ünver also spend whole season at bench so I am really surprised that they were invited instead of Gökhan and Halil. On the other hand. Both of young prospects Batuhan Avcı (19 years old) and Bayram Efe (17) were starters in their clubs and have played well. I hope one of these two would be 4th OH next to Burutay, Baturalp and Yasin.
MBs: Emre Batur was our hands down best MB this season. He is also the most experienced one in the international level. I am very surprised to see that he wasn't invited. Mert Matiç will be the starter for sure since he is most balanced MB at blocking and attacking. Çağatay Osman Durmaz should be the other starter since Doğukan's attack is not as good as the former. On the other hand, Ertuğrul Gazi Metin has been very solid at blocking but so-so at attacking. Biggest surprises are the absence of Mustafa Koç and Savaş Vahit Emre. Maybe Mustafa was not spectacular but Savaş Vahit was hands down the best attacking MB in the league including foreigners although his block is not very strong. These two should have been in the roster instead of Fenerbahçe's two mediocre MBs Oğuzhan Karasu and Halil İbrahim Kurt
Opps: Adis (20 years old) is a great prospect. He should be the starter since he is a better server and blocker than Metin Toy. I have the feeling that coach Nedim Özbey will pick Metin over Adis because of his conflict with Adis
Liberos: Volkan Döne is the best receiver among these options. Hasan Yeşilbudak should be the backup libero. Burak Mert didn't have a good season. So it is a surprise for me to see him in the roster. Even bigger surprise is to see Onurcan Çakır in the roster, who is supposed to be a defense specialist libero but he can't defend at all He is there just because of the trainer is from Galatasaray Berkay Bayraktar who is both younger and way more talented should have been called instead of Onurcan Çakır
All in all, the roster is fully of surprises to me. I don't like the fact that Nedim Özbey is the trainer of Galatasaray. As you can see from the roster selection, he has a lot of bias. If Burutay wouldn't get away with another injury excuse again, and play as good as he does in Halkbank, then this team has a lot of potential otherwise, I don't expect much.