Monaco expected to sign Elie Okobo

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-06-09 08:12
Credit: EuroLeague Basketball via GettyImages
Credit EuroLeague Basketball via GettyImages

One of the top EuroLeague scorers Elie Okobo is expected to continue his career in AS Monaco, sources tell BasketNews.

Elie Okobo

Elie  Okobo
Elie  Okobo
MIN: 27.52
PTS: 14.52 (53.23%)
REB: 2.78
As: 3.93
ST: 0.74
BL: 0.07
TO: 3.11
GM: 27

Top EuroLeague teams, including Fenerbahce Istanbul, FC Barcelona, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Virtus Bologna, were closely following Okobo's situation.

But recently, a 24-year-old guard was taken off the market. BasketNews sources indicate that the ASVEL Villeurbanne's leader is on his way to Monaco.

Former Phoenix Suns player always had intentions to return to the NBA. But having no clear indications over his NBA future and drawing interest from European powerhouses, the EuroLeague rookie has changed his mind.

Per BasketNews sources, Okobo is still monitoring his NBA options. But if such one won't appear, he's expected to join Monaco.

Okobo, the no. 31 overall pick of the 2018 NBA draft, had a solid EuroLeague debut.

He was the 6th best scorer in the entire competition, averaging 14.5 points (2FG: 51.5%; 3FG: 36.8%), 2.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 13.5 PIR in 27 minutes.

Okobo reached his career-high against Panathinaikos, scoring 35 points on 13 of 19 shooting.

In the French league regular season, 1.88 m scorer averaged 13.2 points (2FG: 53.9%; 3FG: 27.5%), 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 13.4 EFF.

Monaco are actively building the roster for the second EuroLeague campaign.

They're finalizing agreements with John Brown III, Jordan Loyd, and Jaron Blossomgame.

EuroLeague quarterfinalists are also working on keeping more core players. One of them, Donta Hall, is also finalizing a long-term contract extension.

AS Monaco

Position Player Status
SF Armel Traore Long-term contract
Coach Sasa Obradovic
Expired contract Leo Westermann, Paris Lee, Dwayne Bacon, Mike James (story), Yakuba Ouattara, Danilo Andjusic, Alpha Diallo, Jerry Boutsiele, Will Thomas, Brock Motum, Donatas Motiejunas, Ibrahima Fall-Faye, Donta Hall, Rudy Demahis
Rumored to leave Paris Lee (story), Jerry Boutsiele (story), Danilo Andjusic, Rob Gray, Brock Motum
Interested Elie Okobo, Mike James, Donatas Motiejunas, Alpha Diallo, Donta Hall (story), John Brown III (story), Jordan Loyd (story), Jaron Blossomgame (story)

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Free throws this season

Points made: 10,2
Accuracy: 73,8%
Place in standings: 17
Record max: 18
Record min: 3
Most made FTs: Elie Okobo