Career: ASE Strasbourg (France-4th Div., 1999-2000), INSEP (France-3rd Div, 2000-03), LE MANS (France-Pro A, 2003-…).
Was trained in INSEP, France’s main basketball player factory… A great athlete with very good work ethic. Born in Kinshasa, he spent part of his childhood in Belgrade, but does not remember it. A fact that didn’t prevent his national team fellows to nickname him: “Bokolovic”. At the time, even if he had an interesting first season in Le Mans (3.9 ppg at 18 years old), the fact that Yannick made the final cut of the NT was a big surprise. But his refreshing, hard working and fearless attitude impressed the coaching staff. Almost doubled his stats in the French league this season (7.3 ppg and even 9.1 ppg in ULEB Cup), getting numerous NBA scouts interested in him. A great defensive player, Bokolo needs to work on his outside shot to reach the bright future that most people see for him.