After a successful third professional season with Cholet, his club trainer, Yoan Makoundou should discover the Euroleague at the start of the school year. According West Francethe young strong winger (2.07m, 21 years old) is about to join AS Monaco, the unfortunate finalist of Betclic Élite in June.
With 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds on average, Makoundou participated in the mad comeback of the Mauges club, relegated in December, until a ticket for the play-offs. The interior then delivered an accomplished series (13.3 points and 2.7 blocks), in the quarter-finals against Asvel.
Summoned with the Blues in June
Not drafted in the NBA at the end of June, he had been summoned to Nanterre by the coach of the Blues Vincent Collet to prepare for the meetings against Montenegro (69-70) and Hungary (80-41). But Makoundou had not been retained in the group of twelve players during these two matches. In search of locally trained players (JFL) for its 2022-2023 squad, Monaco has already formalized the extensions of leader Mike James and coach Sasa Obradovic.