HoopsHype Evan Fournier rumors

June 17, 2012 Updates

The upcoming NBA draft is light on international prospects, but that could be good news for French shooting guard Evan Fournier. The 19 -year-old, one of the top European players in the draft, is trying to show he is worthy of being a first-round selection June 28. He made a stop at the Cousins Center on Saturday to take part in a four-guard Milwaukee Bucks workout that also featured Memphis' Will Barton, Temple's Ramone Moore and Long Beach State's Larry Anderson. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"I can play point guard sometimes to help the team, because I like to have the ball in my hands," Fournier said. "But I'm a shooting guard." San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili has served as a role model for the French player. "I don't have a favorite player but I love his game," Fournier said. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

June 16, 2012 Updates

The Bucks have scheduled a four-guard workout Saturday that includes French prospect Evan Fournier, considered one of the top European players in this year's draft. The 6-foot-7, 204-pound Fournier was impressive at the Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, earlier this week and is now in the states to work out for NBA teams. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The Bucks will get a better handle on Fournier and Barton on Saturday. That’s when Fournier and Barton will work out the Cousins Center in front of a battery of Bucks officials. Racine Journal-Times

June 12, 2012 Updates

Evan Fournier competed today after working out in a one-on-zero setting for the scouts in attendance yesterday, and helped himself considerably more in turn. In 29 minutes of action, Fournier scored 12 points, looking smooth creating his own shot on the perimeter and making plays being aggressive in transition while showing good court vision finding the open man. The top 2012 draft prospect at this event, Fournier shot well today, going 2-4 from three in the first game and 2-3 in the second game, which was extremely important considering that this is the area he struggled in most this season. Had he shot a better percentage from beyond the arc with Poiters this season, its reasonable to wonder if he would be considered a legit top-20 prospect in this deep draft. He will leave tomorrow for the United State for workouts with Indiana, Memphis, and Dallas. We caught up with Fournier, who emphasized his desire to play in the NBA this coming season, after he led the French U20 team to a victory over Russia's U20 squad. DraftExpress.com

June 11, 2012 Updates

Batum had plenty to say about fellow Frenchman Evan Fournier. “I played against him during the lockout,” Batum said. “I’ve known him for four or five years now, and he’s a great player. He’s very confident about himself, trust me. He’s a little bit like Tony Parker (in that regard). Tony said he wanted to be the best point guard in the NBA, and he almost did it. Evan is the same way. He said ‘I’m going to get drafted in the first round, maybe a lottery pick.’ And he’s almost there.” NBCSports.com

An NBA scout told me that Evan Fournier (who played today twice) is a good prospect, nice shooting touch and movements, but has still a lot to learn and has to strenghten his body. Sulia

June 10, 2012 Updates

Evan Fournier, who is the only international player projected to go in the first round of this year’s draft, did not participate in drills or any of the scrimmage games. Instead, he held a private workout in the afternoon, and looked great shooting the ball, finishing his session by draining five straight three-pointers from a good five feet beyond the NBA arc. When he was finished, Rockets director of scouting and camp director Arturas Karnisovas said with a smile, “OK, everyone. Show’s over.” NBCSports.com

June 9, 2012 Updates
June 7, 2012 Updates

NBADraft.net: French SG Evan Fournier is headlining the camp and not going to the Chicago Draft combine. How were you able to persuade him to come to Treviso and not Chicago? Arturas Karnisovas: Again, this camp is a perfect set up for Euro players to bring out the very best they have to offer. Players believe and their representative believe that. NBADraft.net

June 3, 2012 Updates

Bouna Ndiaye: No NBA Draft combine for Evan Fournier. Ankle's rehabilitation resumes in Dallas. Now the focus is to play at the eurocamp in Treviso. Twitter

May 19, 2012 Updates

Evan Fournier, the 19-year-old French combo guard who has caught the eye of the Nets' European scouts, will not be at the pre-draft group workout in East Rutherford this weekend. Fournier, 6-7, suffered a right ankle injury (likely a sprain) Wednesday night in his final French League game and left the arena on crutches. That whole scenario would have made him a perfect fit for the Nets, who lost 250 manpower games to injury, illness and personal reasons this season. New York Post

May 17, 2012 Updates
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April 20, 2012 Updates

Fournier has already declared his intentions to enter the draft and is likely to stay in barring unforeseen circumstances. He missed out on some of the exposure a strong showing at the Nike Hoop Summit would have provided him, but will likely participate in the adidas EuroCamp this June in one form or another, something that could give his draft stock another boost. DraftExpress.com

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