Didn’t you follow the daily French and international basketball news this week? Don’t panic, from crafting basketball europe It summarizes the basics of what you should not miss from June 18-26.
Asvel wins the “three peat” in a legendary final!
On Saturday evening, Asvel raised the 21st French Cup in its history at the expense of Monaco in a completely crazy 5 match. The third in a row, which has not happened since Limoges between 1988 and 1990. A victory at the end of the suspense in Strobel, as Lyon-Villeurbanne counted 17 points ahead, trailing 8 points before Eli Okubo snatched two more goals. A second of the bell… and William Howard gave a worthy counterattack to LeBron James in the last minute to secure the victory. Conclusion in the legend, which will be reviewed by video. It is the second title in two years for coach TJ Parker, the “three peat” that President Tony Parker has been hoping for, and who is hoping to rebuild a project around Victor Wimpanyama next season.
3×3: Girls’ World Champions, and the Boys’ Bronze Medalists!
A year after finishing at the foot of the Olympic podium, the French women’s team became the 3×3 world champion. Les Bleues dominated Canada on Sunday night in the final to win their first world title in their history. A few minutes earlier, three to four in the absence of Antoine Eto’o, injured in the semi-finals, the French men’s team snatched a bronze medal against Belgium, the host country of the competition. Paris 2024 is approaching and France’s 3×3 basketball teams will be able to approach their Olympic meeting with an appetite.
NBA Draft: Four Frenchmen called!
It’s not a record, but four French players, Ousmane Deng, Moussa Diabatti, Ismael Camagati and Hugo Besson, were called up Thursday night during the 2022 NBA Draft. The first city, the 11th choice, takes the direction of Oklahoma City while a future could shape the others yet. A year of moving outside the United States. Note that an Italian American, Paolo Panchero, was chosen as the first choice by Orlando.
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Paolo Napoleon Panchero, the Italian emperor who is about to conquer the NBA
Jeremy Susan, the new Polish star
Ousmane Dieng, the perfect NBA file fantasy
Nikola Jovic, the new Serbian bloc
Gabriel Procida, the rising Italian
Moussa Diabatti, successful exile in the United States
Ismail Kamagat, The Rise of Lightning
The Italian Matteo Spagnolo who can hope
Yannick Nzoza, the promise of Spain
Hugo Besson, Soul of the Family
The others: Yuan Macondo, Khalifa Diop and Carlo Matkovic
Score downgraded to National 1, challenged by Elan Béarnais
What future for Ilan Bernier? The National Basketball Association’s Directorate of Council and Administrative Oversight for Professional Clubs (DNCCGCP) has decided to reject Alain Bernier Pau-Lac-Orths’ commitment in the first and second divisions. The club has appealed this decision and has less than a week to try to provide answers. Meanwhile, BCL has formalized qualification for next season for Dijon, Limoges and … Pau, who will be replaced by Strasbourg – who is participating in the preliminary round – in the event of an administrative relegation to National 1.
Transfers: Time to choose between Asvel and Monaco
A slew of deals have been signed this week, which you can find in our daily updated Betclic Elite and Pro B transfer summaries. After the Betclic Elite final, Monaco are close to recruiting Eli Okubo for €1 million and have offered Mike James a check twice. In Asvel, Chris Jones will join Valencia. His replacement may be former Pro B MVP Parker Jackson-Cartwright. Asvel is also aiming for the return of Livio Jean Charles. Note that Victor Wimpanyama, who is unaffected by the interests of the Paris basketball team, had until June 26 to activate his exit clause. His decision is not yet known. Among other moves, Justin Pippens moved from Pau to Nanterre, JaJuan Johnson signed with Gravelines and Tyran Johnson ran with promoted Blois.
Europe: Spanish champion Real Madrid, Italian champion Olympia Milan, German champion Alba Berlin
The end of the applause for the 2021-2022 season of European Championships. In Spain, Real Madrid beat Barcelona in the final. Girona, the club of president-player Marc Gasol, owes this great performance to the club, which will be promoted to the Spanish first division football Endesa next season. In Italy, Olympia Milan was crowned champion thanks to its victory over Virtus Bologna. Same for Alba Berlin, winner of the Bayern Munich title in Germany. Moreover, Red Star easily dominated the playoffs in the Serbian League, for the seventh time in a row. Note that recently Turkey champion Fenerbahce has just appointed coach Dimitris Etodis and Scotty Welbkin.
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