Metz brings back the country kid, Vincent Borchot

Back to basics Vincent Borchot (2.22 AD, 30 years old). Ten years after his first steps into the professional world, during Semaine des As 2012 with SLUC Nancy, the French hub is back in the childhood department. He just signed a two-year contract with Metz, a resident of NM2. He will form a seasoned racket with Romain Dardaine, who has also been appointed by the Canonniers, and possibly with Florent Piétrus, who, last weekend, was still considering whether or not to continue playing.

“After leaving home at the age of 12, I came home,” he wrote on Instagram. “Having started basketball at the age of five in Lorraine, I had the opportunity to discover many teams since my first professional contract, and I thought it was time to go back home, where it all began. The project proposed by the Canonniers has definitely appealed to me and I am glad to join in. To this team ready to bring Metz basketball to the place it deserves, the French high standard. This signature is also a nod to my father, he would have been proud to see me here and proudly represent our city.”

For three seasons, Vincent Porshaw has been playing on tours. The French NM1 champion in 2021 with TMB, struggled to recover from the cruciate ligaments and showed his limits (3.1 points at 50% and 3.1 rebounds in 8 minutes on average), the one who was still largely in control in the third division between 2018 and 2020 ( rating 17.6). So much so that it was widely in demand at National 1 this summer.

Garnets was eliminated at the boarding gates by Hyères-Toulon, recruiting an axis of certain proportions. Neophyte At National 2, the giant sailed mainly between Pro B (Lille, Tours, Charleville-Mezière) and NM1 (Lorient, Tours, Paul France). With just one small appearance in Pro A for the man who collected the evening of December 2011, he earned an astonishing 62 ratings in the Espoirs.

Besides the basketball player, Metz attracts an authentic public figure to its ranks. Vincent Borchot brings with him his community of 1.4 million followers on the Tik Tok social network. On his account, Moselle recounts his daily life as the tallest man in France through often humorous performances.

“I’ve been a 2-meter 22 since I was 19, I’ve been 30, and I’ve never had that,” he told La Provence recently. “The difference is that now people know me even when I’m sitting. But through my videos, people can see what I can do, the advantages, the disadvantages. I get messages from young people who are not responsible because they are grown up, who find it difficult to be responsible, so I answer them gently. Whether it’s in bathrooms where you don’t fit, planes, beds, I tell them it’s only one moment. And I help them find an activity where they can take care of themselves, and play basketball because they like it, not because they are huge.”

Therefore, Metz recruits Vincent Borchot for good. Remember: in 2020, the club and the player dedicated April Fools’ Day to fans on Instagram, announcing the arrival of the latter for the 2021-2022 season. This time, no more doubts or bad jokes: Vincent Borchot is already a cannonier! With a found target: in the columns of La Provence, he told of his follow-up to the duel between HTV and Metz and that he was disappointed with the end result. “But I don’t think this is the right time for them to come,” he added. “The club still lacks a few small things to be calm at the highest level. But it will come quickly. With him in the ranks?

Vincent Borchot posing in his new shirt (Photo: Metz Cannoniers)

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Jul 18 2022 at 10:49 am

Back to basics Vincent Borchot (2.22 AD, 30 years old). Ten years after his first steps into the professional world, during Semaine des As 2012 with SLUC Nancy, the French hub is back in the childhood department. He just signed a two-year contract with Metz, a resident of NM2. He will form an experienced racket with…

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