It came as a surprise to most when coaching legend Zeljko Obradovic added Mahmutoglu to the Fenerbahce roster two years ago; but not for the player himself. He appeared to struggle at first but gained the confidence of Obra and subsequently earned more minutes as his performances improved this season. He is a pure sharp shooter and a great threat for opponents' defences especially from both corners of the arc. He is also helping the team when it comes to dribbling and handling the ball whilst also displaying good penetration skills. A member of the Final Four team in the Euroleague this past season also saw him improving his defence and he is now expected to be one of the potential players in the tournament to shine.