The French men’s national basketball team concluded their 3-day exhibition tourney in Pau, France with a 69-79 loss to Serbia on Sunday. Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier finished with 11 points and 2 rebounds on 4-for-6 shooting (2-of-3 on three-pointers) in sixteen minutes of action. Milwaukee Buck Miroslav Raduljica paced Serbia with 14 points.
Fournier saw only a few minutes in the first half, as France trailed 39-41 at the break. Coach Vincent Collet started Evan in the 3rd quarter and leaned heavily on the 21-year-old to try and spark a comeback. Despite a few sweet triples and athletic takes to the rim from Evan, the French team as a whole couldn’t get enough stops. Evan is clearly at his best when he has the ball in his hands. His talent and athleticism is wasted whenever he’s asked to just camp out in a 3-point corner.
The more important news comes from this tweet following the contest:
INFO : Fournier au Mondial. Collet devrait choisir ce soir entre Kahudi et Jackson. Et Ti...