By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
With Paris featuring his brother Amara Sy as the sports director since the beginning of the 2022-23 season, Bandja Sy joined the team located in France’s capital as a player.
Sy, 33, inked a two-year contract, the team announced Thursday. His older brother transitioned into the front office in 2022 after spending the last three years of his playing career at the club.
The younger brother carries the experience of 75 games played in the 7DAYS EuroCup into the BKT EuroCup, following the recent sponsor name change. The lengthy run in the second-tier club continental competition of Euroleague Basketball stretched to Metropolitans 92 in 2021-22, MoraBanc Andorra in 2019-20 and 2020-21, Partizan NIS in 2018-19, and SLUC Nancy in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
In 2022-23, Sy stayed with the Mets playing alongside French prodigy Victor Wembanyama. He tallied 6.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists over 45 appearances across all domestic competitions, highlighted by his sixth campaign in the top division of France.
Completing the 2023-24 squad of Paris, the former New Mexico State standout was placed alongside Gauthier Denis, Mohamed Diawara, Sebastian Herrera, Nadir Hifi, Mikael Jantunen, Michael Kessens, Leon Kratzer, Collin Malcolm, Enzo Shahrvin, T.J. Shorts II, and Tyson Ward for new head coach Tuomas Iisalo.
Axel Toupane switches to Metropolitans 92
Prior to the final addition to the roster, Paris released Axel Toupane upon mutual agreement to terminate the contract initially running through the 2023-24 season. The 31-year-old swingman moved to Metropolitans 92.
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