Basketball / Ilan Bernier: This season in the elite, two outcasts and full of hunger

Seats 1 and 2

Give honor where the honor is due. Three-time defending champion Asvel held his possessions in June after the extension ruptured at the end of 5e Exciting final match against Monaco.

Being the first team since Mulhouse in 1931 to achieve the quadruple, Parker’s team (Tony Chief, TJ, coach) compensated for the departures of Eli Okubo (at Monaco) and Victor Winpanyama (at Levallois) prejudicial to the arrival of two internationals, expert pivotal Geoffrey Lauverne (formerly Kaunas) And above all, the jewel Nando de Colo (185 caps), he appeared…

Seats 1 and 2

Give honor where the honor is due. Three-time defending champion Asvel held his possessions in June after the extension ruptured at the end of 5e Exciting final match against Monaco.

Being the first team since Mulhouse in 1931 to achieve the quadruple, Parker’s team (Tony Chief, TJ, coach) compensated for the departures of Eli Okubo (at Monaco) and Victor Winpanyama (at Levallois) prejudicial to the arrival of two internationals, experienced pivotal Geoffrey Lauverne (formerly Kaunas). ) and especially the jewel Nando de Colo (185 selection), they returned to France after thirteen seasons which allowed him to set a unique record – two-time Euroleague winner, player of the season and 2016 finalist, five-time champion of Russia, champion of Turkey – at the same time as It became number 1 in the evaluation of the history of the Euroleague!

The French radius, ASVEL 2022 has the air of the 2013 European Champion France team (Diot, Kahudi plus) flanked by four top-ranked Americans, a Belgian international (Obasohan) of unrestricted youth (Risacher, Pons), all dominated by 221cm of Yusuf waterfall. Not all tables were cited.

Despite Villeurbanne’s fortune, Monaco did what was necessary to create a workforce that was at least as competitive, if not more so than its rival! “The opportunity of a lifetime,” coach Sasa Obradovic noted.

Hoping to win that first crown that methodically slips through their toes at the foot of the last step (three finals in the last four), Team Roca, winners of the European Cup 2021 and exit in the last Euroleague quarter of a year, have seen things on a large scale, backed by a budget of Supposed to approach 20 million euros!

About the royal quintet still in place (James, Diallo, Hall, Motigonas, Ouattara), Monaco was fed with two national sizes, Elie Okobo, who snatched from Asville, and Adrien Moorman, not seen in France since the successful double with Limoges. Monaco assumes its tricolor bet by attracting two young men looking for a blast: Macondo (formerly Chollet) and Straziel (formerly Asfael), while securing the services of three of the best U.S. exteriors in Europe (Loyd, Brown, Blossomgame).


Eli Okubo, the big national transfers in the summer. The former leader of Ilan, champion of Asfael in June, moves to Monaco, the finalist still chasing his first title.

France Press agency

Seats 3 to 6

There are people at the gate! Among the most dangerous rivals, Strasbourg, Elan’s number one opponent this Saturday (4:15 p.m.) displays a gentle face of ambitious revenge who has all the equipment in the closet to sniff out the podium. Finnish coach Lacey Tuvey was able to count on five remaining key players, including winger Matt Mitchell, who showed an impressive level in pre-season, to set up a group that is supposed to be sporty and well-rounded. The Keene – Sanders – Lannsdowne – Okoye outer square is one of the most attractive squares in France.

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Canal+ consultant during the men’s full Euro, Christophe Denis, former coach of Paris Levallois, Rouen and Bourg-en-Bresse, today sporting director and coach at Stade Français (NF1), takes an expert look at the forces in attendance at the tournament with an optimistic focus on Alain Bernier’s horizon.

Nanterre didn’t take much risk to enlist in France, but Pascal Donadio’s options could/should be profitable. Two ex-peeers, Justin Bibbins and Hamadi Ndiaye, joined the 93, as did two ex-Metros (Hornsby and Hahelovitch). Note Edwin Jackson’s freelance work at the time of Bastien Pinault’s injury.

Boulogne-Levallois, still coached by Vincent Colette, bet a lot on Victor Winpanyama (2.18m; 18), promising 1Verse Rank the next NBA Draft. Winpanyama, the greatest player in European basketball history since Luka Doncic, will be put into orbit by an explosive backline (Waters-Jones).

Borg, with ambitious Fred Foutocks on the bench, is hoping to have a quiet season. Along with a solid tricolor squad (Julian, Billos, Corby…), backsider Jordan Floyd, the defense blasting doctor, should rank very high in the top scorers ranking.

Seats 7 to 12

It’s the soft bottom that’s always hard to fathom that Le Mans, along with international Thierry Tarbey, will want to rip themselves off. If infestations finally escape MSB, Sarthe’s Top 8 must be validated.

Limoges are also hoping to establish themselves in the top half of the rankings. But with only Nicholas Lange still in the workforce, it’s hard to see clearly for the club that marked the arrival of Will Egwete (formerly Ilan) and a host of foreigners.

The youth of Paris Basket, the stability of Dijon, and the dynamics of Cholet (12 victories during the last comeback phase) are all assets to the hope of upsetting the hierarchy.

Seats from 13 to 18

A quagmire of fear for six teams, including Ilan, who will only have one priority goal: to leave two teams behind!

If it looks like Roanne has a head start in the competition, we shouldn’t underestimate the ability of the rookie, Blois and Nancy, to compete. The difference will be made first and foremost in the team’s state of mind and ability to take the hits without crying over the wreck. As is often the case, Lou Portel and Voss appear to be the main candidates for relegation. Will they prove once again that the odds are wrong? The answer is eight months later.

Our expectations

1- Monaco
2. Asphalt
3 – Strasbourg
4. Nanterre
5. Boulogne / Levallois
6. Burg on Press
7. Le Mans
8. Paris Basketball
9. Dijon
10. Limoges
11. Gravelin
12. Chollet
13. Rawan
14. Paul
15. Bloo
16. Nancy
17. Lou Portel
18. Foss-sur-Mer

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