Friday, January 28

Axel Toupane, the new surprise recruit of Paris Basketball

An NBA champion in Paris. French winger Axel Toupane signed this Thursday, January 6, with Paris Basketball until 2024.

The arrival of the 29-year-old in the young Parisian club is a surprise. NBA champion with the Milwaukee Bucks last season, Axel Toupane, 25 caps with the France team, was popular with several European teams.

Indeed, his past in the United States but also at the highest European level was very observed by some recruiters.

His signature is therefore a good operation for the promoted to Betclic Elite (French first division, Editor’s note), in search of experience. Paris Basketball also needed to fill a gap on post 3.

According to Jean-Christophe Prat, the coach of the team, in a press release from the club, “Axel Toupane will make it possible to densify position 3”. The player is also expected for “his leadership”.

An ambitious club

Very young in the world of French basketball, the club often gives the image of a UFO, by its Americanized style, against the tide of historical teams.

For its first season in Betclic ELITE, Paris Basketball did not skimp on the means to achieve its goal: the Playoffs. Shortly before the start of the season, he had already created a surprise by recruiting Kyle O’Quinn, recognized veteran in the NBA.

Paris also tends to develop the young French hopefuls of tomorrow, like Milan Barbitch, Juhann Begarin, drafted in the NBA last summer, and Ismaël Kamagaté, expected in the United States for the next Draft.

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