Le Mans announced this Wednesday the extension of the contract of Terry Tarpey and Williams Narace until June 2024. For its part, Nanterre has recruited Brock Motum until the end of this season.
Jeep Elite contract signing day! Two players have extended their lease with their club, while another will discover the French championship. This Wednesday, Le Mans announced that Terry Tarpey and Williams Narace would remain at the MSB at least until June 2024. Tarpey, a 27-year-old Franco-American rear, arrived in Sarthe in 2017, after spending a year in Denain, since he had not been drafted in 2016 after his four years in the NCAA. This season, he is running 7.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2 assists in 26 minutes. “I like the city of Le Mans, it’s my second home. And my wife is fine here. For me, the MSB is a bit like my family. My dad played here from 1993 to 1995, now it’s me, and maybe in the future my grandson will play here », Confided the Franco-American. Williams Narace, a 24-year-old Cameroonian international winger or winger, arrived at Le Mans last summer after being trained in Nancy. He’s averaging 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 25 minutes this season. A season that sees the MSB currently occupying sixth place in the Jeep Elite, with 14 wins for 7 losses, thirteen games to go. “For me the MSB represents a stronghold of French basketball. It is a chance to be able to be in this club. All that I have been able to see since my arrival… It is a very structured club, and very correct in what they do. I have seen in the past that the atmosphere in Antarès was incredible. I can’t wait to get that feeling, ”said the former SLUC player.
For its part, Nanterre is having a slightly more difficult season, with a tenth place (9 wins – 13 losses) with twelve games to go, and the Hauts-de-Seine club has decided to recruit Brock Motum to compensate for the absence of Tyler Stone, injured Achilles tendon and forfeit until the end of the season. The 30-year-old Australian international winger is a big name in European basketball, past par la Virtus Bologne (2013-14), le Zalgiris Kaunas (2015-2017), l’Efes Istanbul (2017-2019), Valence (2019-20), et Galatasaray (2020-21), where he was this season at 15 points and more than 50% success at 3 points in the Turkish league.