Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tony Parker will play for Villeurbanne

A long-heard rumor came true on Wednesday when Asvel announces the arrival of point guard Tony Parker, also its general director of basketball operations.

Parker (1.83 meters, 29 years old) arrives from San Antonio of the NBA, where he has played in each of the last 10 seasons. He led the Spurs to three NBA titles in 2003, 2005 and 2007, when he was chosen as the Finals MVP.

Last season, Parker averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 assists in 78 NBA games. He has accumulated 12,481 points and 4,285 assists in 746 regular season games, as well as 2,591 points and 682 assists in 138 playoffs showdowns. Parker started his career with INSEP and also played for Paris SG before joining San Antonio. He is also a regular member of the French national team, to which he led to the EuroBasket 2011 title game this summer. Parker was EuroBasket 2011's top scorer (22.1 ppg.) and was chosen to the All-Tournament team.

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