03/15/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/16/2019 02:15
PARIS (France) - France head coach Frederic Crapez took a look at some other players for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup as his first training camp included just 7 of the players from the FIBA U18 European Championship 2018.
Lucas Bourhis, Yohan Choupas, Karlton Dimanche, Mathis Dossou Yovo, Jacques Eyoum, Florian Leopold and Hugo Robineau played last summer at the U18 continental tournament and helped France to third place.
|France's preliminary squad for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019|
|Lucas Bourhis||Yohan Choupas||Karlton Dimanche||Mathis Dossou Yovo|
|Jacques Eyoum||Sydney Hawmmond||Calvin Hippolyte||Quentin Klingelschmitt|
|Florian Leopold||Yoan Makoundou||Gaetan Meyniel||Clement Morel|
|Babacar Niasse||Johan Randriamananjara||Theo Rey||Hugo Robineau|
Crapez also called to his camp from February 17-22 in Poitiers Quentin Klingelschmitt, Babacar Niasse and Johan Randriamananjara, who all played at the FIBA U16 European Championship 2016.
Not able to come to the camp were a trio of players who are in the United States in Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi, who was named to the All-Star Five of the U18 European Championship, Marko Coudreau of the University of North Dakota and Nicolas Evtimov, who was on the U16 team in 2016 and is playing high school basketball in North Carolina.
The 16 players at the camp were all born in 2000, meaning none of the 2001-born generation was invited, meaning the leaders of team that finished second at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018 and won the FIBA U16 European Championship 2017, including Theo Maledon, Killian Hayes, Timothe Crusol and Essome Miyem.
France were drawn into Group D of the June 29-July 7 spectacle along with U18 European champions Serbia, China and Puerto Rico.