01.08.2017 12:30 of Lorenzo Belli   Vedi letture

BIO: The era of Tony Parker has ended after Rio de Janeiro, the defection of Batum and Gobert will be no doubt very important but we cannot do many illusions: Les Bleus aims for the big target, and with the roster available coach Collet cannot do otherwise. Boris Diaw is the last veteran remained, and now the french are headed by the talent of De Colo and Fournier, but could also count on the energy of Luwawu-Cabarrot and on the comeback in the frontcourt of Seraphin to help Lauvergne. To complete the roster there are some familiar faces for EuroLeague fans as Heurtel, Beaubois, Westermann, Causeur e Tillie. In conclusion, the retirement of the symbol player and some absence do not deprive the French team of the ambition to try to win the continental competition as in 2013

QUALIFIED: Thank to the third place of Euro Basket 2015, eliminated in the semifinal in the epic battle with the Spain led by Pau Gasol: one of the most passionate match of the most important European competition

EYES ON: Evan Fournier; absent in the unsuccessful olympic expedition, he comes back to be part of the national team, and he seems to be the best offensive talent in the French team. Too much immature to influence in the World Cup of 2014 as well as in the last edition of EuroBasket, the shooting guard of the Orlando Magic has played the latest two seasons with more than 15 points per game in NBA, and he has to be the new leader – heavy heritage left by Parker - to take back the French to the top of Europe

CALENDAR: in Helsinki: 31/08 vs Finland – 02/09 vs Greece – 03/09 vs Iceland – 05/09 vs Poland – 06/09 vs Slovenia