Mystro
Last month

Breakers have announced Besson

NZ Breakers have made the official announcement on new Import Hugo Besson out of France.

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://nbl.com.au/news/breakers-add-french-prospect-hugo-besson

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Anonymous  
Last month

The fact that he's choosing to play in the NBL rather than Europe to improve his NBA stock really says a lot about how far the league has come.

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Anon  
Last month

2 months in the making hahah

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nice little run down by Shamir on Besson and Besson on the NBL in the video here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/basketball/300413886/nz-breakers-announce-french-guard-hugo-besson-as-second-import-for-nbl-22

Clearly, the Webster issues inhibited the Breakers announcing this signing.

Besson must have been a potential Next Star and it sounds like the Breakers thought he's worth an import spot regardless. He looks like an exciting player.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Clearly, the Webster issues inhibited the Breakers announcing this signing.


Not necessarily NZB have always been funny with announcing things, AFAIK they still haven't announced Shamir's contract extension yet.

Besson must have been a potential Next Star and it sounds like the Breakers thought he's worth an import spot regardless.


Teams can only have one NS and they've already signed one so Besson was always going to be an import.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It s a lot easier to look great in the nbl than in quite a few respectable leagues in Europe. The French league is very tough. This is not a bagging of the nbl by the way, it's just if you’re young and looking to get to the nba it’s more than likely the best option.

Breakers looking very good, hopefully they don’t have to be on the road for ever.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Very much so. The NBL has never been as heavily scouted by the NBA in it's history than now and these Euro players know that, young guys like these would tend to be 'hidden' more in Euro leagues here as a NS signing they get a lot more exposure to NBA scouts.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's probably popular now after we've had 4 1st rounders the last few years.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I was talking more about Dieng but Besson too as an import will get plenty of exposure but will be judged more harshly than a NS.

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Mystro  
Last month

Dieng & Besson will get their opportunities especially now Tai is gone.
Good move as they will be able to lean on each other being young in a new country.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Teams can only have one NS and they've already signed one so Besson was always going to be an import."

I think what was meant was that Besson was likely being shopped as NS to teams and the Breakers thought they liked him so much they may as well snap him up as an import before another team signs him as a NS.

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Anonymous  
Last month

How tall is Hugo? Some places have him as 6 foot and others have 6'3" and some places are saying he’s grown to 6’6” now?

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Anonymous  
Last month

fiba even have 6'2" http://www.fiba.basketball/europe/challengers/u20/2021/player/Hugo-BESSON

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Anonymous  
Last month

LNB and NBA Draft listed 191cm / 6'3"

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Mystro  
Last month

Matt Walsh has said "he's like 6’6" and can get buckets” in a recent article on stuff.co.nz.

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