Credit: AFP-Scanpix
Credit AFP-Scanpix

Swiss-born wing Anthony Polite is joining LDCL ASVEL Villeurbanne on a two-year deal, according to the official team report. BasketNews were first to report the news.

3-pointers this season

Points made: 6,7
Accuracy: 34,7%
Place in standings: 18
Record max: 12
Record min: 1
Most made 3FGs: Elie Okobo

"It's a bet in which we strongly believe. Anthony has a lot to prove and wants to show his potential at the highest level," said Michel Veyronnet, the Deputy General Manager of the club.

"Anthony will compensate for his lack of European basketball experience with his energy, commitment, and determination. We are convinced that he will be the perfect complement to David Lighty on position 3." 

The 25-year-old Polite went undrafted in the 2022 NBA draft and ASVEL will be his first professional basketball stop. Previously he spent five years with the Florida State.

Last NCAA season, the 1.98-meter athlete posted 9.9 points (3FG: 32.1%), 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals on average.

Polite was born in Lugano, Switzerland, where his father played basketball professionally. Anthony has represented Switzerland at FIBA Europe youth competitions.

Current roster

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Position Player Status
PG Antoine Diot Signed until 2024
PG Matthew Strazel Signed until 2025
PG Parker Jackson-Cartwright (story) Signed until 2023
PG/SG Retin Obasohan (story)
Signed until 2023
SG Jonah Mathews (story) Signed until 2023
SG Nando De Colo (story) Signed until 2024
SG Paul Lacombe Signed until 2024
SF Anthony Polite (story) Signed until 2024
SF David Lighty Signed until 2026
PF Amine Noua (story) Signed until 2024
PF Kostas Antetokounmpo
Signed until 2023
Coach TJ Parker (story)
Expired contract Victor Wembanyama (will not return), Elie Okobo, Chris Jones (will not return), Marcos Knight, Charles Kahudi, William Howard, James Gist, Youssoupha Fall, Matthew Marsh, Raymar Morgan, Dylan Osetkowski (will not return)
Rumored to leave

Elie Okobo

Interested Joffrey Lauvergne (story), Livio Jean-Charles (story), Yakuba Ouattara (story), Petr Cornelie, Marcos Knight

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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