Yves Pons leaves the NBA for Asvel

Yves Pons leaves the NBA for Asvel

The 23-year-old strong winger arrives in Lyon-Villeurbanne.

Asvel formalizes the arrival, for two seasons, of the 23-year-old interior Yves Pons. Preview in the NBA and seen in the G-League last season, the former resident of the federal center and the university of Tennessee (NCAA) will discover European basketball with the champions of France. “Very athletic, often spectacular, mobile, explosive, (he) will bring his boundless energy to the field, as well as his desire to take a new step in the progression of his young career.“, we rejoice at Asvel. “He is a player we have been following for several years already, very athletic, strong on the man, with a significant margin for improvement. His verticality should delight our Astroballe audience and there is no doubt that his warrior state of mind will be greatly appreciated!», savors President Gaëtan Müller.

And its Deputy Managing Director in charge of sports, Michel Veyronnet, added: “Yves comes to us with the enthusiasm and energy that characterizes him. He is a young player with very high potential who already has great defensive qualities. He was able to seduce TJ Parker this summer during the Summer League in Las Vegas, will bring us a lot of dynamism and will have his card to play within our workforce.Undrafted in 2021, Yves Pons, a native of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) and holder of dual Franco-Haitian nationality, played a dozen matches with Memphis in the NBA in 2021-22.

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