France NT cut William Howard; 12 players remain but roster not finalized yet

France NT head coach Vincent Collet trimmed his team’s roster to 12 after cutting forward William Howard, the French Federation of Basketball announced Friday.

The French team defeated Belgium to round up their record in recent friendly games to 4-0. National team selector Vincent Collet currently has 12 players at his disposal, but two players have yet to finalize their place in EuroBasket 2022.

Moustapha Fall and Andrew Albicy are recovering from injuries but it’s still an unknown factor if the players will be ready for the EuroBasket. France will take on the Czech Republic Wednesday and Bosnia-Herzegovina next Saturday.

Even if there is no French team, there is a club waiting for them, ” said Vincent Collet. “Their rehabilitation is progressing. But there is no medical green light and it does not depend only on us.”

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France is not in a hurry since the list of 12 for the match against the Czech Republic must be given on Tuesday and can then be modified until Friday for the meeting in Bosnia. The French NT is already missing guard Frank Ntilikina.

Here is the list of 12 players:

Isaia Cordinier
Evan Fournier
Rudy Gobert
Thomas Heurtel
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
Theo Maledon
Amath M’Baye
Elie Okobo
Vincent Poirier
Terry Tarpey
Guerschon Yabusele


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