Matthew Strazel moves from ASVEL to Monaco: 'I am going to new horizons'

2022-07-21 17:18
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AS Monaco officially announced the signing of Matthew Strazel. The contract is valid for the next three seasons, per the team's report.

"I am going to new horizons by signing with Monaco. I set myself other goals and will try to bring everything I can to the court. I want to continue to gain experience," Strazel told the official website of AS Monaco.

The 19-year-old French point guard penned his first professional contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne at the age of 16 in 2019. Tony Parker's club has been the only team in his career. The player and the club had a deal until 2025.

Points this season

Points made: 83,4
Accuracy: 48,1%
Place in standings: 1
Record max: 107
Record min: 54
Best scorer: Mike James

Strazel declared his name for the 2022 NBA Draft but later withdrew from the ceremony this summer.

He averaged 3.4 points, 0.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.3 PIR over 30 EuroLeague games this past campaign.

Strazel is the second top French prospect, who is leaving ASVEL this off-season after Victor Wembanyama shifted to Metropolitans 92 Paris.

The 1.82-meter Strazel is a French Cup winner in 2021 and helped ASVEL win LNB Pro A titles twice (2021, 2022).

He will join Elie Okobo in Monaco's backcourt line, who made the same transfer between the two EuroLeague squads earlier.

Current roster

AS Monaco

Position Player Status
PG Matthew Strazel (story) Signed until 2025
PG Mike James (story) Signed until 2024
PG Elie Okobo (story) Signed until 2024
SG Jordan Loyd (story) Signed until 2024
SG Yakuba Ouattara (story)
Signed until 2023
SF Jaron Blossomgame (story) Signed until 2023 +1
SF Armel Traore Long-term contract
SF Alpha Diallo (story) Signed until 2025
PF/C John Brown III (story) Signed until 2024
C Donta Hall (story) Signed until 2025
Coach Sasa Obradovic (story)
Expired contract Leo Westermann, Paris Lee (will not return), Dwayne Bacon, Danilo Andjusic (will not return), Jerry Boutsiele (will not return), Will Thomas (will not return), Brock Motum (will not return), Donatas Motiejunas, Ibrahima Fall-Faye, Rudy Demahis
Rumored to leave Rob Gray (will not return)
Interested Donatas Motiejunas (story), Mateusz Ponitka, Adrien Moerman

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.


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