Credit: Imago-Scanpix/Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP
Credit Imago-Scanpix/Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP

In a crossover interview organized by Le Figaro, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne guard Elie Okobo and Paris Basket forward Axel Toupane announced that they have as their goal to play the EuroBasket 2022 in September with the French national team.

Axel Toupane

Axel  Toupane
Position: SF
Age: 29
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 95 kg
Birth place: France

"I'm not going to answer for Elie, but I think it's a goal for both of us," said Axel Toupane, who was on French team in the 2019 World Cup.

"That's one of the positive aspects of playing in France: we are improving under the eyes of the coach (Vincent Collet). It can increase our chances," Toupane went on to say.

"It is indeed a goal for me also to participate in a final phase with the French team. It's something that I really want," Okobo confirmed.

The 24-year-old former Phoenix Suns guard had been called up for the preparation ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

"This summer, I think there is an opportunity. There is also a FIBA window in June and a whole preparation before the EuroBasket. This is really a goal for me and I will make every effort to participate in it," Okobo added.

With the absences of Nando De Colo and Nicolas Batum, both players appear among the favorites to appear in Vincent Collet's 12-man squad.

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