Overseas Hoops: Kostas Antetokounmpo signs with LDLC ASVEL

Kostas Antetokounmpo joins ASVEL By Eurohoops team from eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net LDLC ASVEL announced that the club has agreed to a two-year deal with the 2020 NBA champion (with the LA Lakers) Kostas Antetokounmpo. Per EuroLeague: LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne added size and athleticism to its frontcourt by signing Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-year deal, the club announced on Friday. Antetokounmpo (2.08 meters, 23 years old) arrives from LA Lakers of the NBA, where he played limited minutes in 15 appearances this past season. A younger brother of the NBA superstar Giannis, he also started…

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Norris Cole and Ismael Bako parting ways with ASVEL

Norris Cole and Ismael Bako will move on from ASVEL By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net LDLC ASVEL announced that the team will continue into the next season without Norris Cole and Ismael Bako. Basko spent two years with the team while Cole spent one. Both were key players in ASVEL’s run to the 2021 French league title. Per ASVEL: Arriving from Monaco, Norris, two-time NBA champion with Miami, demonstrated unfailing professionalism and an exemplary mentality throughout his year in Villeurbannaise, notably playing a leading role in the title of champion of France…

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David Lighty re-signs with ASVEL through 2026

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne has re-signed French League Finals MVP David Lighty to a long-term deal valid through 2026, the club announced Saturday, confirming Eurohoops’ reports. 33-year-old Lighty was on Olympiacos‘ radar and the two teams were negotiating for the guard/forward, though they ultimately couldn’t reach an agreement. Lighty averaged 11.3 points while shooting 35% in threes, along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists across 33 EuroLeague games this season. Photo: EuroLeague

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Overseas Hoops: Elie Okobo signs with LDLC ASVEL

Elie Okobo returns to Europe for ASVEL By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net LDLC ASVEL announced that the team has penned a deal with Elie Okobo who spent the past few years in the NBA (Phoenix Suns) and the G League (Long Island Nets). Per EuroLeague: LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne added fire power to its roster by inking combo guard Elie Okobo to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Okobo (1.91 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Long Island of the G League, where he averaged 8.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and…

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Overseas Hoops: Antione Diot signs 1-year deal with LDLC ASVEL

By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Antoine Diot has been with LDLC ASVEL since 2019 and the two sides have agreed to stay together for another year, the club announced. The 32-year-old point guard played 61 games during the past year split between EuroLeague and the French League. He averaged 6.3 points, 3.2 assists, and two rebounds per game while shooting 48% from deep for the season. Diot won the 2021 French league with ASVEL while he also has the Spanish League and Spanish Cup trophies under his belt from…

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Raymar Morgan signs with ASVEL

Raymar Morgan will be making his EuroLeague debut with ASVEL By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net LDLC ASVEL announced that the club has penned a deal with Raymar Morgan for the upcoming season. Per EuroLeague Basketball: LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne announced on Friday the addition of forward Raymar Morgan for next season. Morgan (2.04 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka of Turkey, where last season he averaged 17.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in the FIBA Basketball Champions League. Morgan is a 7DAYS EuroCup veteran of five seasons with ratiopharm…

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Potential 2023 lottery pick Victor Wembanyama signs with ASVEL

Wembanyama will be playing in EuroLeague next season. By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net 17-year-old Victor Wembanyama, a current potential No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, signed a three-year contract with French EuroLeague team ASVEL Villeurbanne, the club announced. “Victor is a unique player in the world, he’s the greatest prospect in French basketball over the past twenty years,” ASVEL president and former four-time NBA champion Tony Parker said, per the club. “He has everything to make a grat career and has the opportunity to be a future…

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ASVEL and Dijon to meet in French League Final

From the Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net/ info@eurohoops.net Axel Julien has been huge for JDA Dijon this season and has especially stepped up in the playoffs. The point guard banked in 26 points in the quarterfinals and has now scored 22 in the semis for a 79-68 win over AS Monaco. Julien shot 5-8 from the three-point territory while Hans Vanwijn helped him out with 16 points as Dijon came out much more prepared at the tip-off. They dominated early on, creating a 27-8 run. However, Monaco managed to bounce back, thanks to Dee…

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The biggest European prospect since Luka Doncic will make his EuroLeague debut next season By Eurohoops team at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Victor Wembanyama is ready to follow the steps of Luka Doncic having Tony Parker as a mentor. It’s almost a dreamlike scenario, but the 17 years old big man who has already made his professional debut for Nanterre 92 has decided to move to ASVEL, the team owned by Tony Parker, according to BeBasket. The transfer is expected to be complete next week. Nanterre will get just an 80.000 euros buyout, according…

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EuroLeague News: ASVEL snaps losing skid with win over Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne managed to pull back from a six-game skid and defeated Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 74-67on the road, in a rare Sunday Turkish Airlines EuroLeague meeting to make up for their Round 30 game, in front of 3000 fans in attendance. With both teams out of the playoffs race, ASVEL (13-20) fought hard to bounce back before the end of the regular season and will look to end this season’s run on a positive note when they face CSKA in Moscow next week. The French…

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