ASVEL announced on Wednesday the signing of 25-year-old Swiss winger Anthony Polite, who played at Florida State University.
He appeared in the last NBA draft, but he was not chosen. It is finally in France, on the side of ASVEL, that Anthony Polite will begin his professional career. The 25-year-old Swiss winger signed up for the next two seasons with the French champions on Wednesday. “It’s a bet in which we strongly believe! Anthony has a lot to prove, wants to show things at the highest level. He will compensate for his lack of experience of the European game with his energy, his commitment, his determination. And we are convinced that he will be the perfect complement to David Lighty on position 3, ”reacted Michel Veyronnet, the deputy general manager in charge of the athlete.
A youth in Switzerland and Florida
Born in Lugano, Switzerland, where his father was a professional basketball player, Anthony Polite joined Boca Raton high school in Florida, before joining Florida State University (that of Jonathan Isaac, Scottie Barnes or Dwayne Bacon), in Tallahassee in 2017. He only played one game in his first season due to a knee injury, then went on to play 106 NCAA games, finishing last season averaging 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists. It is therefore a bet that the club chaired by Tony Parker is trying, with a player who will make his debut in Betclic Elite and in the Euroleague. Antony Polite is currently playing in the NBA Summer League with the San Antonio Spurs, and there is no doubt that the president of ASVEL has received good feedback from the Texas franchise that he has made shine for almost two decades. The Swiss player is the sixth summer recruit of the French champion club, after Nando De Colo, Amine Noua, Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Retin Obasohan and Jonah Mathews.