Evan Fournier named captain of France for FIBA EuroBasket

Evan Fournier is the new captain of France for the FIBA EuroBasket, as announced by the Basketball Federation on Friday.

With Nicolas Batum and Nando De Colo skipping the tournament, the superstar of the New York Knicks became the new captain. Fellow NBA superstar Rudy Gobert will be the vice-captain of the team.

Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert headline France’s preliminary roster for the tournament, which now stands at 14 players, following the injury of Moustapha Fall, who will miss the EuroBasket.

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Isaia Cordinier (Virtus Bologna), Evan Fournier (New York Knicks), Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves), Thomas Heurtel, William Howard (Joventut), Mouhammadou Jaiteh (Virtus Bologna), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Atlanta Hawks), Theo Maledon (Oklahoma City Thunder), Amath M’Baye (Anadolu Efes), Frank Ntilikina (Dallas Mavericks), Elie Okobo (Monaco), Vincent Poirier (Real Madrid), Terry Tarpey (Le Mans) and Guerschon Yabusele (Real Madrid) have joined the training camp and are preparing for the tournament.

France will play the Czech Republic (August 24) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (August 27) for the Second Round of the Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.

The squad will then travel to Cologne in late August and will take on Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Bosnia and Slovenia in Group B of the first round of the EuroBasket.

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