Limoges CSP made a major investment in its future by signing top French prospects Timothe Crusol and Maxime Carene. The two arrive from Centre Federal de Basketball – or U18 CFBB, the select team from France's National Institute of Sport and Physical Education. Crusol (1.92 meters, 18 years old) is a point guard who averaged 16.5 points, 4.8 assists and 1.3 steals this season at the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Kaunas qualifying event. Carene (2.07 meters, 18 years old) averaged 7.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks as a starter alongside Crusol in Kaunas. The two players have been teammates on France's junior national teams and together won the U16 European Championship in 2017 and the silver medal at the U17 World Cup last summer in Argentina. They are both on the preliminary roster for this summer's U19 World Cup in Greece.
"We are very happy with the choice of these two young people, both of whom are strong prospects. We thank the Federal Center for the work that has been done with them, to advance them in recent years. We will do our best to take over," Limoges athletic director Crawford Palmer said. "Timothe was a priority for us, he's a leader cut for the European game. He already has a very good sense of the game, he can become a very strong leader at the French and European level, knowing that it will take a lot of work but he is young, hardworking and ambitious. I think he has a profile compatible with our project."