Gobert and Wemby duo put on a show against Turkey

2024-07-03T23:55:08+00:00 2024-07-03T23:57:27+00:00.

Aris Barkas

03/Jul/24 23:55


The duo of Victor Wembanyama and Rudy Gobert couldn’t be denied in their first prep game before the Paris Olympics

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Playing against Turkey, which is preparing for the Eurobasket qualifiers, France had a spectacular first outing before the Olympics, getting the 96-46 win.

With 16 players still available, the French team presented for the first time the long-awaited Rudy Gobert-Victor Wembanyama duo in the front line, who simply dominated the game.

That was not the only news of the night, which also included the debut of Bilal Coulibaly, Isaïa Cordinier playing the shooting guard position, and Matthew Strazel at point guard

France led by 25 (43-18) early in the game after a three by Wembanyama who finished the contest with 24 points, being the top scorer of the winning side. Rudy Gobert scored 10 and Real Madrid‘s Guerson Yabusele had 14.

On the other hand, Turkey was missing their biggest stars (Alperen Sengun, Cedi Osman, Furkan Korkmaz).

The next test for the team will be two games against World Champions Germany on Saturday and Monday.