By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving on from Galatasaray Nef, explosive point guard Dee Bost joined LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.
Bost, 33, signed a contract for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, the team announced Monday on the heels of the recent report on the American-born naturalized Bulgarian returning to France and the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
“We were looking to strengthen the team for many weeks but were waiting for the best opportunity. Dee has the ideal profile, a perfect knowledge of the league, experience at the European level, a leadership spirit, and a contagious thirst for winning,” commented team president and legendary retired player Tony Parker.
So far this season, the Mississippi State alumni averaged 13.3 points, 5.8 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per Basketball Champions League contest powering the Lions to a berth in the Round of 16. Switching back to EuroLeague, he carries the experience of 39 games played between Khimki Moscow Region in 2018-19, Zalgiris in 2017-18, and Stelmet Zielona Gora in 2015-16.
Following the announcement later Monday, the team coached by T.J. Parker suffered a home loss, 95-91, to Le Mans. Kaza Kajami-Keane and Matt Morgan combined for 43 points upsetting ASVEL.
Amine Noua got 16 points and Retin Obasohan finished with 15 points in the losing effort. Charles Kahudi was sidelined for France’s Betclic Elite LNB Pro A Regular Season Round 17 contest alongside long-term injured teammate Joffrey Lauvergne (right knee).
On Sunday, AS Monaco improved the league-leading record to 14-3 by edging out Cholet.
Pro A Round 17:
Roanne – ESSM Le Portel 79-68
SLUC Nancy – BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque 82-55
Limoges CSP – Nanterre 92 93-105
JL Bourg – Fos-sur-Mer 69-68
ADA Blois – Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez 107-93
Paris – SIG Strasbourg 115-84
Cholet – AS Monaco 88-89
JDA Dijon – Metropolitans 92 94-103
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne – Le Mans 91-95
STANDINGS: Monaco 14-3, Metropolitans 92 13-4, Cholet 12-5, Dijon 11-6, Bourg 10-7, Le Mans 10-7, Limoges 9-8, Villeurbanne 9-8…
Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League