Xavier Pollard first recruit from Antibes

Unhappy finalists in the accession playoffs, the Antibes Sharks have announced their first signing for the 2022-2023 season, that of Xavier Pollard, from the Hungarian championship.

A few days after failing in the finals of the accession playoffs against ADA Blois, it is time for Antibes to turn the page on the 2021-2022 season and build a workforce capable of considering a rise in Betclic Elite, three and after being relegated. The Sharks entered their offseason with a first recruit. After announcing the signing of Stellan Rajaofera as an aspirant last Friday, the Riviera club unveiled its first arrival on Monday, that of Xavier Pollard (1.93 m, 30 years old), for a two-year contract.

Teammate of Tim Derksen in Freiburg

An experienced playmaker, the American will live his first season in the LNB, he who seduced coach Daniel Goethals during his seasons in Switzerland, with the Lugano Tigers (2018-2019) and Friborg Olympic (2019-2020). , the former resident of the universities of Maine and Kent State (NCAA) evolved at Telekom Baskets Bonn (2020-2021) in Germany and at Duna Aszfalt Kecskemét (2021-2022) in Hungary. There, he was shooting 19.5 points on 46% shooting, 5.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 35 minutes. Next year he will find Tim Derkson, with whom he had dominated the Swiss championship under the colors of Friborg with a record of 19 wins and 1 loss. Coveted by many clubs in France thanks to his recent performances, Xavier Pollard has therefore chosen Antibes. A choice that delights his future coach, Daniels Goethals.

Xavier was very dominant everywhere he went. Even in German D1 last year he showed very interesting things despite reduced playing time. This season he has really made huge successes in Hungary, and was very strong during the playoffs. He is a “floor leader”, who can take a match on his own. He is able to score near or far from the circle, but also to give a lot of passes. He has a physique cut out for France, and was contacted by Betclic Elite clubs a year ago. I’ve wanted him to join us for several months, and now it’s done. Honestly, I think we really made a good pick with him.

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June 21, 2022 at 11:01 am

A few days after failing in the finals of the accession playoffs against ADA Blois, it is time for Antibes to turn the page on the 2021-2022 season and build a workforce capable of considering a rise in Betclic Elite, three and after being relegated. The Sharks entered their offseason with a first recruit. After having…

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