Heurtel spat on commitments to France – officially became part of Zenit

Th. Heurtel signed a one-year contract with United League champion Zenit with an option to extend it for another year.

The offensive player who went to the finals of the European Championship with the French national team and lost to Spain there, averaged 10.4 points, 7.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 9 games at the Eurobasket 2022 tournament.

Before the European championships, the basketball player together with other players and coaches of the national team signed a document prepared by the French basketball federation, in which they undertook to avoid any ties with Russian and Belarusian clubs. Otherwise, removal from the national team would be threatened.

It seems to be Th. To Heurtel’s surprise, the basketball player already revealed that his agent was negotiating with a Russian club.

What will be the reaction of the French basketball federation will be revealed in the near future.

The last club that Th. Heurtel represented Real Madrid in 2021-2022. He left the team in April for disciplinary reasons.

Zenit coached by Xavi Pascual, like other Russian clubs, is disqualified due to this country’s military invasion of Ukraine and will not play in the new Euroleague season. The club focuses all its attention on local league competitions.

There will be more than one legionnaire in the Zenit team – Richard Solomon, Joe Thomasson, Trey Thompkins, Thomas Wimbush will wear the team jersey.

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