Pops Has Got French Flair

20.04.2011

Basketball In Europe

Pops Mensah-Bonsu (Great Britain)
Pops Mensah-Bonsu continues in top form, with his LNB stats similar to those in the EuroBasket Qualifying Round

Pops Mensah-Bonsu is having the impact both he and ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne hoped for when the Great Britain center joined the team in late February.

The 27-year-old Londoner averaged 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in March and has been named Player of the Month in France's LNB.

Having begun the season in the NBA, Mensah-Bonsu was eventually cut loose by New Orleans and returned to Europe to get playing time and help ASVEL reach the LNB post-season.

Last summer, Mensah-Bonsu was awesome in the British shirt, averaging 19.3 points and a Division A best 13.5 rebounds as they qualified for the EuroBasket for the second time in a row.

Great Britain will play in Group A at the EuroBasket against the tournament hosts Lithuania, Spain, Turkey, Poland and one of the two sides that comes through the Additional Qualifying Round.

The EuroBasket tips off on August 31.


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