Real Madrid came to an agreement with forward Petr Cornelie for one season, the Los Blancos announced Wednesday. Cornelie is joining the EuroLeague giants coming off a season with the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.
Both in the Olympic Games and in some of the last FIBA windows, Petr Cornelie has been a regular callup in Vincent Collet’s list. However, he was left out of the list for the 2022 EuroΒasket, which will take place in September.
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During his time in France, Cornelie played in the Eurochallenge (14/15), the Eurocup (15/16) and the BCL (16/17, 18/19 and 19/20) but this will be his first experience in the EuroLeague.
Prior to NBA and G League experience, the forward/center played for Le Mans and Pau Orthez. He averaged 14.4 points and 7.9 rebounds with percentages of 54% shooting from the field and 44% shooting 3-pointers with Orthez.
Cornelie made his NBA debut with the Denver Nuggets. He did so by playing 13 games, although accumulating a total of only 38 minutes of play. He had a bigger role in the Nuggets’ G League affiliate, Grand Rapids.
In fact, he averaged 17.8 points, 12.7 rebounds and almost 3 assists with 50% shooting from the field and 36% shooting from 3-point range. He had his best game, accumulating 35 points with 15 rebounds and 7 of 8 threes.