With Rudy Gobert and Guerschon Yabusele, Thomas Heurtel is undoubtedly the most regular and valuable player of the Blues during Eurobasket.
Like the rest of the group, he was pleased with the victory without incident against Poland in the semi-finals but did not ignite either: the essential remains to be accomplished.
« We’re not celebrating anything yet »he says for the FIBA website. “It was an easy evening, after two complicated matches. Everyone took advantage and it was enjoyable. We achieved our first goal, which is to make the final, but the first goal is to win the last game. »
The playmaker averages 9.8 points and 7.1 assists in the competition and against Italy in the quarter-finals, he was decisive with important baskets, 20 points in total and a boss attitude in hot moments .
A far cry from his reduced impact in 2013, when he was European champion behind Tony Parker, and with the band of Boris Diaw, in Slovenia.
“My role in the team is to organize the game. I have a specific role when I come off the bench, I come to play the game, create things. It worked pretty well in Tokyo last year and so far. I am satisfied with my role. »