French naturalized, Joel Embiid has not launched such steps without receiving guarantees from the France team. Until now, the general manager of the Blues Boris Diaw was the only one to speak on this issue.
But in front of the media on Tuesday, the tricolor coach Vincent Collet did not escape questions about the interior of the Philadelphia Sixers. And unsurprisingly, the French technician is open to the idea of summoning the native of Yaoundé.
“When he is going to be completely selectable, I don’t see why I wouldn’t select him. We have always taken the best players as much as possible. He belongs to this category there”, replied Collet.
As expected, Embiid, operated on the hand, will not be available for the Euro this summer. In addition, the pivot of the 76ers is still waiting for his French passport in order to apply for his license with FIBA.
To integrate it into the group with the Paris Olympic Games in 2024, Joel Embiid could therefore discover the Blues for the 2023 World Cup. In any case, at all levels of French basketball, the door is therefore clearly open.
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