Paris Basket announced on Tuesday that Juhan Begarin (20) and Ismaël Kamagate (21) would still wear the colors of the Parisian club next season. Both drafted by Boston and Detroit respectively, the two young players played in the Summer League this summer. They will discover the European Cup with the PB.
THE NBA will wait for the moment for Juhan Begarin (20 years old, 1.96m) and Ismaël Kamagate (21 years old, 2.11m). Both retained by NBA franchises during the last two drafts of the famous North American league, Begarin and Kamagate will not immediately join the United States, where they have spent the summer. The first, who plays at fullback, like the second, who plays pivot, have just played in the Summer League with their respective franchises: Boston for Begarin, retained in 45th position in the 2021 draft by the Celtics , and Denver for Kamagate, drafted in 46th position this year by the Pistons then sent in stride to the Nuggets. Generally, once drafted, a player immediately discovers the NBA. This will not be the case for the two young Parisians, who will… stay in the capital. Tuesday, Paris Basket announced that the two great hopes of the club, also called upon to very quickly make the happiness of the French team, would spend one more season under the colors of the Parisian club, which had not gone far from relegation last year.
Begarin and Kamagate will make their European Cup debuts
At PB, now trained by the American Will Weaver, who succeeded Jean-Christophe Prat, the native of Abymes (Guadeloupe) and his teammate, born in Paris, will have the opportunity to continue their high-level apprenticeship in Betclic Elite, with a fourth season for them on the horizon, but also on the European stage. Despite its disappointing last season, the Parisian club, fifteenth in the championship and saved in extremis, will indeed compete in one of the European Cups: the EuroCoupe, for which Paris Basket (in the same way as Bourg-en-Bresse) received an invitation from which Boulogne-Levallois and Cholet have still not recovered. In 2021/2022, Begarin had shot 11.1 points and 4.2 rebounds, when Kamagate had given him a final stat sheet of 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds on average per game. Performances which had also earned Kamagate, called up in June 2021 by Vincent Collet to prepare for the Tokyo Games with the Blues, to be elected defender of the year in Betclic Elite.