December 7, 2022

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Ismael Kamagat is the monster who “covered” the noise for Victor Wibanyama


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While the basketball world is talking about Victor Waipanyama, another tall French youth is doing amazing things in the European Cup and the LNB. His name is Ismail Kamagat.

For Victor Waipanyama, must read. You must have seen him in some video doing everything in defense and offense. You will certainly be convinced that this is a talent we have not seen before, for a player who will be No. 1 in the 2023 NBA Draft. However, you probably don’t know Ismael Kamagati and that is why youth center Paris does not take responsibility.

At the age of 21, the 2m 11 French basketball player competes in basketball in Paris and has already had great success with his performance in the European Cup. In three matches, against Trento (x2) and Hamburg, he scored 11.3 points with 80% on the two indicators, 9 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 21 points in the rating system for every 29:26 participation.

Tall and athletic, a good worker, balanced between defense and attack, Kamagate is a player the French see as a rising star standing alongside Webbaniama. Born on January 17, 2001 in Paris, he was named 46th in the 2022 NBA Draft by Denver Nuggets and at least until next summer he will play in our country hopefully in the 2023/24 season. The step to becoming an NBAer.

Last year (2021/202), Camaget had 11.3 points (64.3% two throws, 65.4% on shots), 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per 27.1 minutes in 34 games with Paris in the French Ligue 1 which is this year. Averaged 10.2 points (73.5% on two throws, 61.1% shots), 9.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.2 blocks and 20 points per 27 minutes in six games.

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The Greek public can watch Kamagate on December 14 in the match against Prometheus, before Patras welcome Paris on March 22 for the group stage. EuroCup.