Drafting Sport365, published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 18:35
Youssoupha Fall will finally stay in France. Just arrived in Vitoria, he will be loaned to Strasbourg.
According to Gabriel Pantel-Jouve, journalist at BeBasket Youssoupha Fall will not join Vitoria this season and will be loaned to Strasbourg. The French champion with Le Mans last season will join Spain in a year and will have the opportunity to defend his title and continue his progression. The giant 2.11m remains in the plans of Saski Baskonia, where he signed a long-term contract (four seasons, ed), but the triple champion of Spain surely wants the 23-year-old to still learn in France. sides of Florent Piétrus or Ali Traoré and take more experience at European level before integrating it fully into its rotation. Indeed, the pivot will evolve next season in Eurocoupe with the Alsatian club. As for the GIS, it recovers and a player referenced Elite and strengthens inside after the departure of Miro Bilan for ASVEL and Louis Labeyrie for Valencia.
Youssoupha Fall will not play with France  The native of Dakar had deposited last November a file of naturalization to be able to evolve with the team of France. Vincent Collet had also included in the list of 42 potential players for international windows this season. The president of the Senegalese Basketball Federation, Babacar Ndiaye, spoke about the pivot's case and explained that, for him, "the player was trained by Senegal". Indeed, before leaving for the Le Mans training center, Youssoupha Fall won the Afrobasket U18 with the Lion Cubs in Maputo (Mozambique). Having already made some matches with the youth teams of Senegal, the Senegalese Basketball Federation had a right to look at the naturalization file of the player and at first, she had not given the green light. According to several African media, FIBA made its decision and decided to reject the naturalization of the player. The Senegalese selection has therefore decided to include the pivot on the extended list of its players for the window of qualification for the World Cup to be held in September in Nigeria.