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ASVEL signs Youssoupha Fall to a two-year extension

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne big man Youssoupha Fall for two more seasons in Astroballe, the French Pro A champions announced Tuesday. Fall, 27, moved to the suburb of Lyon for the 2021-22 season.

Coming in with the experience of two straight Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaigns with Spanish powerhouse Baskonia. The versatile big quickly assumed a starting role and helped the team to be competitive in the EuroLeague and win the Pro A title last June.

He averaged 5.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.3 steals, 0.1 blocks, and 0.1 assists per game over 28 appearances in the EuroLeague. Limited to an 8-20 record, ASVEL fell short of a playoff berth despite the strong start.

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The towering center was even better in the domestic level for head coach TJ Parker averaging 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the Betclic Elite LNB Pro A as ASVEL clinched its 21st title in the history of the club.

Fall has also played for SIG Strasbourg and the Basketball Champions League during the 2018-19 season. ASVEL has already added to its firepower with in the perimeter but Fall is the first move regarding the front court this offseason.

For all EuroLeague transfers and provisional rosters for the new season, click here.

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