Deprived in particular of David Lighty for several months, ASVEL announces the arrival of the former Monegasque Marcos Knight as a medical freelance writer.
Only a few days after the recent injuries of David Lighty (right hand, out two months), Raymar Morgan (replaced by James Gist), Antoine Diot (calf, one month) and Victor Wembanyama (finger, two to three weeks) – a handicap which in particular cost the victory Thursday evening in Belgrade -, ASVEL quickly reacted to study the market and explore the avenues.
The club chose energizer Marcos Knight (1.88m, 98kg, 32), a muscular and versatile full-back who, after starting his European career in the second division, made a name for himself in the championship. German (MVP of the Final Four 2020 with Ludwigsburg).
It was in Monaco that he exploded in the eyes of the European public, by winning last season the Eurocup, a competition in which he was one of the most regular players of his formation (13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 interceptions for 15.0 evaluation in 26 minutes over 23 games).
The rider (one of his nicknames) had been without a club since September when the Roca Team could not keep him following “administrative problems”. This time, the papers did not drag. Player of, rebound specialist despite his small size, who knows the requirements and specific experiences of the French championship, the n from Georgia will play his first matches in the Euroleague in the following weeks.
“We are happy to have quickly reached an agreement with Marcos. With the physical problems that have fallen on us in recent weeks, it became necessary for us to strengthen ourselves in order to give ourselves the maximum chance of continuing our excellent career in both competitions ”, grants the delegate president of ASVEL Gaëtan Muller on the official website.
Photo: Marcos Knight (Eurocup)