The France team breezed through their encounter against Bosnia and Herzegovina (92-56) on Monday evening at Paul thanks largely to the 19 points scored by their prodigy, who coach Colet deemed to have had an “average match” according to his standards.
After a decisive victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina (92-56) on the final day of qualification, the French men’s basketball team was able to punch its ticket to the World Cup in 2023. The game took place Monday evening in Pau. Three days after their performance in Lithuania (90-65), Vincent Collet’s men needed a victory to validate their ticket to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan, where the competition will take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023. These countries will host the event.
Faced with a competitor who had surprised them during the first leg (96-90) just before the Eurobasket, but who was also missing his captains Jusuf Nurkic (Portland, NBA) and Dzanan Musa (Real Madrid, Euroleague), they did not have any fear at any point, winning every quarter, with a division of time and the mark between all of the players in this autumn gathering. “Sincerely, I am content, in addition to this two out of two (Lithuania and Bosnia), with how things have transpired, even though tonight we were a little less fluid and a little more challenged to have a rhythm that was recognized by our coach Vincent Collet. They made a lot of noise in the zone, which slowed down our transmissions due to the interference “.
Victor (Wembanyama) clearly played an average game, but as he is an exceptional player, even when he is average, he is still quite good.
The prodigy Victor Wembanyama once again distinguished himself during his maiden outing in Blue on French territory by scoring the first seven tricolor points in fifty-four seconds (7-2, 4), without having subsequent attempts materialize. This was Wembanyama’s first time playing in France. His time spent on the bench appeared to rejuvenate him, as he returned to the game playing more refined basketball and maintaining the same offensive momentum (scoring 7 points practically in a row to win against Bosnians who had let go just before the break) (40-27).
“Wembley” and his sprawling arms have, in the art of deterrence, where he is also expected, on many occasions been successful in thwarting Bosnians who were compelled to force a few circumstances. This includes three counters and two interceptions. At the end of the game, the player who is projected to go first overall in the NBA draught concluded with 19 points (18 evaluation), which is one point fewer than he had on Friday at Panevezys for his Lithuanian baptism. “Victor played an average game, but because he is an amazing player, even when he is playing mediocre, he is still fairly good summed Collet. Victor played an average game. After getting off to a terrific start, it began to lose some steam and became quite wasteful. It continued to exist a little too much on the periphery and not a sufficient amount below. It is when he approaches (the circle) that he has almost systematic domination”.
Francisco Electric Dunk
In his wake, Yoan Makoundou was also the author of a strong performance during the first act (9 points), as well as the interior Damien Inglis during the third quarter (9 points), or the exterior Johann Begarin who maximized his presence during the game. In addition, Yoan Makoundou finished the game with a total of 9 points (17 points in 19 minutes). As for the palm for the basket of the evening, it was shared between this electric dunk of the small leader Sylvain Francisco, who was the best French scorer Friday in Lithuania and the author of 8 points in Pau, and this basket with 3 points suspended from Axel Toupane, which made the Palais des Sports roar. As for the palm for the basket of the evening, it was shared between these two players.
After the halftime break, the players from Balkan, led by Kenan Kamenjas (18 points), made a valiant effort to maintain their lead over the ecstatic Blues before finally exploding in the fourth quarter with a score of 33-12. “A great number of gamers have looked away from the screen to recognize Collet. Some of them scored points, and we found players at this level that we weren’t expecting to see “. When will the Blues have their next meeting? In February, we have matches against Lithuania and the Czech Republic (the 23rd) (and 26th).