Without Laurent Legname, who left Bourg-en-Bresse, Dijon remained in the last four of the French Championship, eliminated in the semi-finals by Asvel. Since then, Nenad Markovic’s JDA has wasted no time in drawing the outlines of its 2022-2023 workforce: the Burgundians announced the name of their latest recruit, David Brembly, on Thursday. The American rear (1.97m, 29 years old) arrives from Zielona Gora (Poland).
He is the fourth new head made official by the JDA in two weeks. Jonathan Rousselle had paved the way on July 1. The leader (1.91m, 32 years old) returns to France after three seasons in Bilbao, in Liga ACB. Orphan of Axel Julien, left with Legname in Bourg-en-Bresse a year ago, Dijon expects a lot from the duo formed by Rousselle and the veteran David Holston (36 years old, 1.67m), still sparkling last year (15 .9 points, 7.1 assists).
Alingué and Ware extended
The JDA also drew in France, in Béarn, by attracting winger Gregor Hrovat. The Slovenian international (1.96m, 27 years old) leaves Pau-Orthez after winning the Coupe de France and achieving a nice play-off campaign (13 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 average assists). Strong winger Markus McDuffie (2.03m, 24 years old) completes the quartet of Dijon rookies from Naples (Italy).
Active on the transfer market, Dijon has also obtained the extension of several executives of its workforce. Interior Jacques Alingué (2.01m, 34 years old), now linked until 2024, will play a seventh season in Burgundy (2014-2018 then 2020-2022), alongside pivot Gavin Ware (2.06m, 28 years old), kept for one season, and the young Robin Ducoté (1.93m, 21 years old, until 2023). Rashard Kelly (11.2 points on average last year) and Khadeen Carrington (14.1 points), the JDA’s second highest scorer, have, on the other hand, left Burgundy.
Eliminated at the gates of the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the Dijonnais will find this same European competition, in which they finished third in 2019, beaten by Burgos in the semi-final.