After three seasons between Serbia, the NBA and the G-League, Adam Mokoka (1.96 m, 23 years old) returned to France, in Nanterre, last November. Discreet, hardworking and with his head on his shoulders, the Francilien is having a season full of promise in the Hauts-de-Seine. His coach, his president and a former teammate tell it.
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He is not yet 24 years old but Adam Mokoka has already lived several lives. Trained in Gravelines, passed through Serbia, the United States, double European champion U16 and U18 with the Bleuets of the 1998 generation… the native of Paris 19th very quickly passed the stages and revealed himself to the general public. through his time in the NBA, in the legendary franchise of the Chicago Bulls. The combo guard only played 24 snippets of matches there, in a period of uncertainty linked to the health crisis, spending more time in his antechamber, the G-League. The NBA horizon blocked, the player from Cergy, and more precisely from the Chênes district, chose to return to Europe and joined Nanterre. A return to basics.
In the space of six months, the young player has highlighted the extent of his progress since leaving Gravelines in 2018, the year he was voted the best young player in the French championship. He is now in the top 20 of the best French players in the evaluation in Betclic Elite, running at 11.2 points at 38.1% in shots, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.8 interceptions. for 9.9 rating in 27 minutes over 21 matches.
” Adam was looking for an opportunity to relaunch himself with a bigger role than in the United States. He refused offers from abroad to come here…
Pictured: Adam Mokoka (Thomas Savoja)
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