ASVEL Villeurbanne
#1 Guard France 2001 Height: 1.92
#5 Forward France 1986 Height: 1.96
#6 Forward Poland 1987 Height: 1.91
#7 Center France 1996 Height: 2.08
#9 Forward France 1990 Height: 1.98
#12 Center France 1997 Height: 2.02
#17 Forward France 1999 Height: 1.93
#19 Center Senegal 1999 Height: 2.10
#20 Guard Serbia 1985 Height: 1.93
#21 Guard United States of America 1988 Height: 1.80
#22 Center United States of America 1984 Height: 2.11
#23 Forward United States of America 1988 Height: 1.95
#32 Center United States of America 1989 Height: 2.10
Head coach France 1969
EuroCup 2017-18
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2   0/1 2/2 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 8 1 172:27 92 24/35 12/20 8/11 3 18 21 6 3 8 2   20 11 85
KABA, ALPHA 8 0 123:19 42 18/29   6/10 9 25 34 3 3 11 8 4 19 9 50
KAHUDI, CHARLES 7 7 185:13 67 15/39 6/17 19/24 10 20 30 15 7 10 3 1 17 30 84
LANG, NICOLAS 5 1 75:26 23 3/11 5/10 2/2 1 4 5 4 1 2     10 5 13
LIGHTY, DAVID 8 5 190:02 76 22/42 5/13 17/23 10 12 22 26 9 14 3 2 21 20 85
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 10:59     0/2         1             -1
NELSON, DEMARCUS 5 1 120:35 37 12/25 0/7 13/16 1 18 19 14 7 8 2 3 8 16 53
NOUA, AMINE 7 7 149:06 62 21/36 5/12 5/9 11 21 32 5 1 6 6 2 12 11 71
ROBERSON, JOHN 8 8 203:53 118 10/19 28/53 14/15 2 14 16 33 10 19   1 18 23 127
SLAUGHTER, AJ 8 2 201:17 103 18/33 19/53 10/14 1 10 11 26 9 7   3 19 16 83
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 8 8 158:45 63 26/46 1/2 8/16 20 26 46 8 8 10 3 3 17 19 88
Totals     1600:00 685 169/315 81/190 104/142 79 182 261 141 58 101 27 19 161 161 759
Average     200:00 85.62 53.7% 42.6% 73.2% 9.87 22.75 32.62 17.62 7.25 12.62 3.37 2.37 20.12 20.12 94.87
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2     100% 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 8 1 21:33 11.5 68.6% 60% 72.7% 0.4 2.3 2.6 0.8 0.4 1 0.3   2.5 1.4 10.6
KABA, ALPHA 8 0 15:24 5.3 62.1%   60% 1.1 3.1 4.3 0.4 0.4 1.4 1 0.5 2.4 1.1 6.3
KAHUDI, CHARLES 7 7 26:27 9.6 38.5% 35.3% 79.2% 1.4 2.9 4.3 2.1 1 1.4 0.4 0.1 2.4 4.3 12
LANG, NICOLAS 5 1 15:05 4.6 27.3% 50% 100% 0.2 0.8 1 0.8 0.2 0.4     2 1 2.6
LIGHTY, DAVID 8 5 23:45 9.5 52.4% 38.5% 73.9% 1.3 1.5 2.8 3.3 1.1 1.8 0.4 0.3 2.6 2.5 10.6
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 5:29               0.5             -0.5
NELSON, DEMARCUS 5 1 24:07 7.4 48%   81.3% 0.2 3.6 3.8 2.8 1.4 1.6 0.4 0.6 1.6 3.2 10.6
NOUA, AMINE 7 7 21:18 8.9 58.3% 41.7% 55.6% 1.6 3 4.6 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.7 1.6 10.1
ROBERSON, JOHN 8 8 25:29 14.8 52.6% 52.8% 93.3% 0.3 1.8 2 4.1 1.3 2.4   0.1 2.3 2.9 15.9
SLAUGHTER, AJ 8 2 25:09 12.9 54.5% 35.8% 71.4% 0.1 1.3 1.4 3.3 1.1 0.9   0.4 2.4 2 10.4
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 8 8 19:50 7.9 56.5% 50% 50% 2.5 3.3 5.8 1 1 1.3 0.4 0.4 2.1 2.4 11
Average     200:00 85.62 53.7% 42.6% 73.2% 9.87 22.75 32.62 17.62 7.25 12.62 3.37 2.37 20.12 20.12 94.87
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2   0/1 2/2 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 8 1 172:27 92 24/35 12/20 8/11 3 18 21 6 3 8 2   20 11 85
KABA, ALPHA 8 0 123:19 42 18/29   6/10 9 25 34 3 3 11 8 4 19 9 50
KAHUDI, CHARLES 7 7 185:13 67 15/39 6/17 19/24 10 20 30 15 7 10 3 1 17 30 84
LANG, NICOLAS 5 1 75:26 23 3/11 5/10 2/2 1 4 5 4 1 2     10 5 13
LIGHTY, DAVID 8 5 190:02 76 22/42 5/13 17/23 10 12 22 26 9 14 3 2 21 20 85
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 10:59     0/2         1             -1
NELSON, DEMARCUS 5 1 120:35 37 12/25 0/7 13/16 1 18 19 14 7 8 2 3 8 16 53
NOUA, AMINE 7 7 149:06 62 21/36 5/12 5/9 11 21 32 5 1 6 6 2 12 11 71
ROBERSON, JOHN 8 8 203:53 118 10/19 28/53 14/15 2 14 16 33 10 19   1 18 23 127
SLAUGHTER, AJ 8 2 201:17 103 18/33 19/53 10/14 1 10 11 26 9 7   3 19 16 83
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 8 8 158:45 63 26/46 1/2 8/16 20 26 46 8 8 10 3 3 17 19 88
Totals     1600:00 685 169/315 81/190 104/142 79 182 261 141 58 101 27 19 161 161 759
Average     200:00 85.62 53.7% 42.6% 73.2% 9.87 22.75 32.62 17.62 7.25 12.62 3.37 2.37 20.12 20.12 94.87
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2     100% 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 8 1 21:33 11.5 68.6% 60% 72.7% 0.4 2.3 2.6 0.8 0.4 1 0.3   2.5 1.4 10.6
KABA, ALPHA 8 0 15:24 5.3 62.1%   60% 1.1 3.1 4.3 0.4 0.4 1.4 1 0.5 2.4 1.1 6.3
KAHUDI, CHARLES 7 7 26:27 9.6 38.5% 35.3% 79.2% 1.4 2.9 4.3 2.1 1 1.4 0.4 0.1 2.4 4.3 12
LANG, NICOLAS 5 1 15:05 4.6 27.3% 50% 100% 0.2 0.8 1 0.8 0.2 0.4     2 1 2.6
LIGHTY, DAVID 8 5 23:45 9.5 52.4% 38.5% 73.9% 1.3 1.5 2.8 3.3 1.1 1.8 0.4 0.3 2.6 2.5 10.6
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 5:29               0.5             -0.5
NELSON, DEMARCUS 5 1 24:07 7.4 48%   81.3% 0.2 3.6 3.8 2.8 1.4 1.6 0.4 0.6 1.6 3.2 10.6
NOUA, AMINE 7 7 21:18 8.9 58.3% 41.7% 55.6% 1.6 3 4.6 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.7 1.6 10.1
ROBERSON, JOHN 8 8 25:29 14.8 52.6% 52.8% 93.3% 0.3 1.8 2 4.1 1.3 2.4   0.1 2.3 2.9 15.9
SLAUGHTER, AJ 8 2 25:09 12.9 54.5% 35.8% 71.4% 0.1 1.3 1.4 3.3 1.1 0.9   0.4 2.4 2 10.4
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 8 8 19:50 7.9 56.5% 50% 50% 2.5 3.3 5.8 1 1 1.3 0.4 0.4 2.1 2.4 11
Average     200:00 85.62 53.7% 42.6% 73.2% 9.87 22.75 32.62 17.62 7.25 12.62 3.37 2.37 20.12 20.12 94.87
Club info

A classic team in European competitions, ASVEL Villeurbanne looks to reclaim its place among the European elite this season as it enters 7DAYS EuroCup after two years away. Last season, the winningest French club added another title early by beating Le Mans for the French SuperCup and came up just short in two other competitions. ASVEL entered the season as the defending French champion, and snuck into the playoffs as the eighth seed. However, that did not stop ASVEL from ousting top-seed AS Monaco in the French playoff quarterfinals, only to fall 70-69 in the thrilling do-or-die semifinal Game 5 against Strasbourg. ASVEL contended for a title in the Leaders Cup, too, and made it to the finals, only to suffer a 95-91 loss at the hands of Monaco. ASVEL also competed in the Basketball Champions League, but lost in the quarterfinal series against Iberostar Tenerife, which also went on to win the title. Now, with undoubted tradition, an organized front office, and a great fan base, ASVEL returns to EuroCup planning to rejoin the European elite and once again contend for silverware.

History

ASVEL Villeurbanne was one of the first powers in the French League with 15 championships between 1949 and 1981 and has remained among its country's elite clubs for the past few decades. In the 1990s, ASVEL won several cups, made the 1997 EuroLeague Final Four and reached the French League finals in five out of six seasons. It again conquered the French League in the spring of 2002, when ASVEL roared through the playoffs and swept archrival Pau-Orthez in the finals to earn its first domestic crown in 21 years. That success carried over to the 2002-03 EuroLeague as ASVEL advanced to the Top 16. ASVEL played the EuroLeague for several seasons before making its ULEB Cup debut in 2005-06, when it reached the quarterfinals. In the 2007-08 season, ASVEL missed the ULEB Cup Last 16 by a single point and fell a victory short of reaching the French League title game. ASVEL did better in the 2008-09 season, with Vincent Collet as head coach, when it defeated Orleans in the French League final to claim the title. The triumph also secured the club a return to the EuroLeague for the 2009-10 season, but a 2-point loss in a do-or-die regular season finale prevented ASVEL from reaching the Top 16. ASVEL bounced back the following season by edging Orleans to win the Semaine des As title, however what ensued were five title-free seasons. ASVEL competed in the EuroCup four times in five seasons, but only in the 2011-12 campaign managed to get past the regular season. During that span, the team reached a pair of French League playoff semifinals and made one French Cup and one Semaine des As Cup semifinals appearance, but had to wait for another title until it lifted the French League crown in 2016. ASVEL entered the playoffs as the fifth-place team that season, but then went on to beat Elan Chalon, Monaco and eventually Strasbourg to become the French champion for the 18th time in its history. After coming so close to winning more trophies last season, ASVEL does not hide its ambition to add more silverware to its trophy case, while competing against the best clubs on the continent.

Trophy Case

French National League: (18) 1948-49, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1980-81, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2015-16
French National Cup: (8) 1953, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2008
Semaine des As: 2010
# Player Pos. H.
1 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96
6 SLAUGHTER, AJ F 1.91
7 KABA, ALPHA C 2.08
9 LANG, NICOLAS F 1.98
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02
17 BRIKI, SOFIANE F 1.93
19 SOW, KHADIM C 2.10
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93
21 ROBERSON, JOHN G 1.80
22 WATKINS, DARRYL C 2.11
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95
32 HARPER, JUSTIN C 2.10
President:
Tony Parker
Club Address:
Cours Emile Zola 451, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Arena:
ASTROBALLE
40/44 Av. Marcel Cerdan, 69100 Villeurbanne, France