SLUC Nancy Basket have confirmed the signing of Nigerian international Josh Ajayi, who joins the French Pro B side after a superb individual campaign with Hermine Nantes.
The 6’6 guard was part of the 49 players invited to the National team camp, in California as part of preparation for the Olympics. But days after been drop, he joins a new club.
He (Josh Ajayi) Trained at the University of South Alabama from 2016 to 2020 where he achieved two last very high level seasons (15.5pts, 7.3pds, for 17.6 evaluation), non-drafted Josh decides to launch his career the last year on the side of the Hermine de Nantes.
And at only 24 years old, in his Rookie year, Josh showed some really nice things. Strong, talented, mobile, complete and a good defender, Josh is a modern interior tailored for the Pro B.
Josh is a very mobile and toned small interior. He is capable of playing in positions 4 and 5. Despite his young age, he already has a full game in attack, and he is also a solid defender. After a very good rookie season, he could become a dominant player in the championship. “
Sylvain Lautié (Coach): “We are very happy to welcome Josh among us.
He had a development all past season that corresponds to a young player. He adapted very quickly to the physical game of Pro B. We can note that over the 21 games he played over 20 minutes he averaged 15pts at 61% shooting success and 5.6rbds. Over the last 12 games he has averaged 17.5! He is an impact player with a very strong upper body and we will be happy to support him in his development.
Nancy was founded way back in 1967. The club won the French 2nd Division championship in 1994. The club won the French 1st Division championship in the years 2008 and 2011. They also won the French Leaders Cup title in 2005, and the French Super Cup title in 2008 and 2011.
In pan European competition, SLUC Nancy won the European-wide 3rd-tier level league, the FIBA Korać Cup, in the 2001–02 season.
SLUC Nancy Basket have confirmed the signing revelation of Pro B during the 2019-2020 season with ADA Blois, Stéphane Gombauld and playmaker Mathis Keita.