Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

France NT will suit up for the 2022 EureoBasket without some notable players, like Nicolas Batum and Nando De Colo. However, Evan Fournier will not be among them.

Evan Fournier

Evan  Fournier
Evan  Fournier
MIN: 29.47
PTS: 14.06 (44.71%)
REB: 2.61
As: 2.14
ST: 0.98
BL: 0.26
TO: 1.31
GM: 80

With the New York Knicks failing to make the playoffs, Fournier became easier available for his national team ahead of the next international tournament. 

"I'm going to go back to Paris. I'm going to work extremely hard like I always have, and I have the Eurobasket in September. Right after that, I'll come back to work with the Knicks," the French guard told the media on Sunday night per The Athletic.

Some excellent news for the French team who hope to get their hands on a trophy that has eluded them for 9 years. The Blues were placed in the first stage of the EuroBasket in the Cologne group along with Germany, Slovenia, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary. They will also have to play four matches this summer as part of the World Cup qualifiers.

The other leader of the French team, Rudy Gobert, center of the Utah Jazz, has already publicly stated that his goal is to win European gold.

29-year-old Fournier played 79 games this season, averaging 14.2 points. He snatched the franchise record for 3-pointers made in a season, and has four months ahead of him to rest and work.

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