EVAN FOURNIER NEWS

Evan Fournier: Clearly I turned a corner

Photo via FIBA “Clearly I turned a corner, I learned from a lot of veterans, the coach, about the FIBA ​​game because it’d been three years and I had not played. The last time was in 2011 with the U-20 team. I am very happy to have been part of this World Cup and it will serve me for the NBA this year.” –Evan Fournier to France Pierron of Menu Sport in France after Les...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier: ‘Clearly I Turned a Corner’

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier is in Paris, France following the French national team winning a FIBA World Cup bronze medal in Spain. Evan on Tuesday was on the L’Equipe 21 French program called Menu Sport where Fournier had a sit-down interview with France Pierron. Here are a few excerpts from that 10-minute segment that is translated using Google. On how he viewed his...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, France win bronze medal at FIBA World Cup

Evan Fournier played in only 16 minutes, scoring four points off four free throws and missing all four of his shots. That is probably not what he will remember from this game or from this tournament. France defeated Lithuania 95-93 to secure the bronze medal. This game was all about Boris Diaw, who scored 15 points, and about France’s 31-22 fourth quarter. Before the third quarter...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier & France Win FIBA World Cup Bronze Medal

In his first showing with the French men’s senior national basketball team, the Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier has won a bronze medal at the FIBA World Cup having defeated Lithaunia 95-93 on Saturday in the 3rd Place Game. It was a thrilling rematch of the 2013 EuroBasket Final that transformed into a free throw duel at the finish. France follows up gold at last year’s EuroBasket...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier Scores 10 Points in Semifinal Loss

  The French dream of a gold medal is over. The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier could only watch on the bench as Serbia defeated France 90-85 on Friday in their Semifinals duel that was beyond entertaining. France still has the 3rd place contest to look forward to on Saturday. In 14 minutes of action, Fournier notched 10 points and 2 rebounds on 3-for-6 shooting (2-of-4 on 3s...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier FIBA World Cup Semifinals Preview

International basketball fans are still picking their jaws up off the floor. The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier and his French national teammates have already tied the farthest they have ever progressed in a FIBA World Cup tournament. France finished 4th back in 1954. This competition is much more balanced and prestigious 60 years later. Now a spot on the podium and an automatic...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier and France Upset Spain to Reach Semifinals

  The run is ov…NO IT’S NOT!  The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier and his French squad were NOT eliminated in the Quarterfinals meeting with FIBA World Cup hosts Spain on Wednesday. After losing to the Spaniards by 24 points one week ago, France came up with a massive upset effort to knock off Spain 65-62. It’s a devastating defeat for the hosts who were destined to take...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier FIBA World Cup Quarterfinals Preview

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier has continued to impress at the FIBA World Cup. Off the bench, he’s now the French national team’s 4th-highest scorer at 7.3 points per game. That’s better than Boris Diaw and Mickael Gelabale. It’s too bad it’s all most likely going to come to an end against tourney hosts Spain in the Quarterfinals. The Spaniards have been shredding...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Origin of Evan Fournier’s Nickname

I just realized that there hasn’t been an official Orlando Magic post on the ‘More Champagne’ nickname that has been bestowed upon Evan Fournier. Let’s change that. One look at the 21-year-old’s Twitter account, and you know immediately how much Evan covets his nickname. Fournier has been having a solid run for the French national team at the FIBA World Cup. That means...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier scores 13 as France advances past Croatia

Yes, that is Evan Fournier going coast-to-coast and drawing the foul in Saturday’s 69-64 win for France over Croatia. Fournier actually played a big role. After struggling in the early part of the tournament, Fournier has started to put together some very good games. His last four games have seen him average 11.0 points per game and score 13 points in each of the last two games...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier Drops 13 Points as France Beat Croatia in Round of 16

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier is continuing his improved play in the FIBA World Cup to the point where it’s impossible to keep him off the court. France defeated Croatia 69-64 on Saturday in the Round of 16 knockout stage that took place in Madrid, Spain. The French almost choked away their ticket to the Quarterfinals late. Fournier had a major impact in the second and third...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier comes on strong as World Cup enters knockout stage

I was really felling that basketball withdrawal Friday as the FIBA World Cup took its first full day off to allow teams to travel for the Round of 16 and the beginning of the knockout stages. No one may have been watching. But that is OK the tournament goes on. Now things will really get interesting. It kicks off in Barcelona with the United States taking on Mexico — and former...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier FIBA World Cup Round of 16 Preview

If you haven’t paid attention to the FIBA World Cup that’s been occurring in Spain, now is an ideal time to tune in. The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier is the only member of the team playing right now in competitive games and his France side has made it to the tournament’s Round of 16 knockout stage to take on Croatia. Here’s how the bracket is broken down. The France-Croatia...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier Scores 13 Points as French Reach Round of 16

Thursday brought the fifth and final game day of Group A for Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier and his French national team. The EuroBasket champs took on Iran who are the FIBA Asia winners. It would be tough early and often, but France would eventually prevail over Iran 81-76 to clinch progression to the Round of 16 knockout stage. Fournier played eighteen minutes and finished with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain Manhandle France; Fournier with 9 Points

Following a day off yesterday, Wednesday found France taking on the tough FIBA World Cup hosts as Spain had looked unstoppable in Group A play previous to this matchup. It was a rematch of last year’s semifinal game in EuroBasket 2013 that France won in overtime. Spain is much stronger than last meeting, and the French are a weaker roster. So it’s no surprise that Spain used...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier struggles to get off the bench

France has performed about as you would expect in the very difficult Group A. The defending Eurobasket champions lost to Brazil, somewhat surprisingly in the opener, before stealing a win from the free throw line against Croatia and then blowing out the overmatched Egypt by 30-plus points. Group A has the day off Tuesday before France takes on host Spain tomorrow. Magic fans, and...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier with 9 Points as France Crushes Egypt

In what was expected to be France’s easiest Group A game at the FIBA World Cup, the French annihilated Egypt 94-55 on Monday. Both teams were playing their third consecutive contests of the tournament. The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier not only got his first points for the French national team, he scored 9 of them and added 4 assists, one rebound, and a steal in 19 minutes....
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

France Squeaks Past Serbia as Fournier Slumps

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier is in a shooting slump. He’s doing everything else correct but putting the ball into the basket. It’s tough to warrant playing time when shots are not falling. France earned their first FIBA World Cup victory as they beat Serbia 74-73 on Sunday in a very entertaining contest, but Fournier didn’t play the entire second half. In 10 first half...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier and France Lose First World Cup Game

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier officially began FIBA World Cup action today. It’s the first time the 21-year-old is participating in an international tournament with the French senior national team. The first of 5 Group A games began Saturday in Granada, Spain against a challenging Brazil squad. The defending EuroBasket champions lost against the Brazilians 65-63 with the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable – FIBA World Cup Edition Part 1

Believe it or not, we are only 1 month away from NBA training camps beginning. Thankfully, the FIBA World Cup will occupy half of that time beginning August 30th. We already have released the thorough France preview that focuses on Orlando Magic summer acquisition Evan Fournier. The ‘MBO’ staff also got together for a roundtable discussion to chat more about this tournament....
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, France opens World Cup play Saturday

Well, we are finally here. The FIBA World Cup gives us competitive, high-level basketball starting Saturday in Spain. Team USA is in the relatively tame Group C. Even without Kevin Durant and Paul George, the U.S. is expected to win the World Cup. The roster is heavily reliant on its fast break and 3-point shooting to generate offense. The defense will be key, but they have the talent...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier FIBA World Cup Preview

Orlando Magic fans craving basketball have been granted a gift. For the next 2 weeks they can watch their own Evan Fournier participate for France in the FIBA World Cup. The tournament – which is more important than the Olympics – has 24 countries competing from August 30th through September 14th in Spain. The last World Cup – then called the World Championships – occurred...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier Concludes French Exhibition Tour with Win Over Australia

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier and his eleven French national team comrades have concluded their month long Blue-White Tour that prepared the squad for the FIBA World Cup. In Strasbourg on Sunday, France defeated Australia 73-50. Evan finished with 3 points and a rebound on 1-for-5 shooting (1-of-4 on 3s) in 16 minutes of bench action, but the stat line doesn’t give him enough...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

France Defeats Finland; Fournier with 3 Points

We’re one week away from the start of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The French national basketball team is in Strasbourg this weekend for a 2-day exhibition series. On Saturday they defeated Finland 74-69. France finished the game on a 17-2 run in the  last four minutes to nab the victory. Finland doesn’t sound like a basketball power, but they were a pleasant 2013 EuroBasket...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: What is their Biggest Weakness?

Denver Nuggets: What is their Biggest Weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Denver Nuggets have had 1 of the best offseasons of any team in the NBA. Trading Evan Fournier and a 2nd round pick for Arron Afflalo is arguably the biggest bargain move of the offseason and he is a perfect fit on their roster, giving them one of the best guard duos in the NBA...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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