ASVEL Villeurbanne
#1 Guard France 2001 Height: 1.92
#5 Forward France 1986 Height: 1.96
#6 Forward Poland 1987 Height: 1.91
#7 Center France 1996 Height: 2.08
#9 Forward France 1990 Height: 1.98
#12 Center France 1997 Height: 2.02
#17 Forward France 1999 Height: 1.93
#19 Center Senegal 1999 Height: 2.10
#20 Guard Serbia 1985 Height: 1.93
#21 Guard United States of America 1988 Height: 1.80
#22 Center United States of America 1984 Height: 2.11
#23 Forward United States of America 1988 Height: 1.95
#32 Center United States of America 1989 Height: 2.10
Head coach France 1984
EuroCup 2017-18
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2   0/1 2/2 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 16 1 299:55 155 30/51 28/41 11/14 5 39 44 13 5 13 3 1 33 17 153
KABA, ALPHA 15 0 248:14 83 33/54   17/28 24 50 74 6 9 15 14 7 31 23 124
KAHUDI, CHARLES 15 15 408:37 152 36/82 16/41 32/41 21 55 76 27 16 20 4 3 41 51 182
LANG, NICOLAS 13 1 165:56 53 9/21 10/20 5/6 3 11 14 7 2 7   1 15 9 39
LIGHTY, DAVID 16 9 403:58 151 42/87 13/34 28/41 19 27 46 54 12 27 4 6 41 43 157
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 10:59     0/2         1             -1
NELSON, DEMARCUS 13 1 267:46 73 24/55 2/13 19/25 2 30 32 31 10 22 3 7 34 25 63
NOUA, AMINE 15 15 332:50 118 37/75 11/30 11/21 18 44 62 16 4 15 9 4 26 26 123
ROBERSON, JOHN 16 16 432:51 253 23/49 56/109 39/42 3 26 29 66 18 32   6 42 50 254
SLAUGHTER, AJ 16 6 393:52 182 33/71 29/97 29/38 3 15 18 52 12 17   8 37 37 124
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 16 16 351:04 152 57/94 1/2 35/50 41 66 107 12 15 17 7 6 41 43 219
Totals     3325:00 1374 324/639 166/390 228/308 162 401 563 285 103 196 44 49 341 325 1489
Average     207:48 85.87 50.7% 42.6% 74% 10.12 25.06 35.18 17.81 6.43 12.25 2.75 3.06 21.31 20.31 93.06
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2     100% 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 16 1 18:44 9.7 58.8% 68.3% 78.6% 0.3 2.4 2.8 0.8 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.1 2.1 1.1 9.6
KABA, ALPHA 15 0 16:32 5.5 61.1%   60.7% 1.6 3.3 4.9 0.4 0.6 1 0.9 0.5 2.1 1.5 8.3
KAHUDI, CHARLES 15 15 27:14 10.1 43.9% 39% 78% 1.4 3.7 5.1 1.8 1.1 1.3 0.3 0.2 2.7 3.4 12.1
LANG, NICOLAS 13 1 12:45 4.1 42.9% 50% 83.3% 0.2 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.5   0.1 1.2 0.7 3
LIGHTY, DAVID 16 9 25:14 9.4 48.3% 38.2% 68.3% 1.2 1.7 2.9 3.4 0.8 1.7 0.3 0.4 2.6 2.7 9.8
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 5:29               0.5             -0.5
NELSON, DEMARCUS 13 1 20:35 5.6 43.6% 15.4% 76% 0.2 2.3 2.5 2.4 0.8 1.7 0.2 0.5 2.6 1.9 4.8
NOUA, AMINE 15 15 22:11 7.9 49.3% 36.7% 52.4% 1.2 2.9 4.1 1.1 0.3 1 0.6 0.3 1.7 1.7 8.2
ROBERSON, JOHN 16 16 27:03 15.8 46.9% 51.4% 92.9% 0.2 1.6 1.8 4.1 1.1 2   0.4 2.6 3.1 15.9
SLAUGHTER, AJ 16 6 24:37 11.4 46.5% 29.9% 76.3% 0.2 0.9 1.1 3.3 0.8 1.1   0.5 2.3 2.3 7.8
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 16 16 21:56 9.5 60.6% 50% 70% 2.6 4.1 6.7 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.4 2.6 2.7 13.7
Average     207:48 85.87 50.7% 42.6% 74% 10.12 25.06 35.18 17.81 6.43 12.25 2.75 3.06 21.31 20.31 93.06
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
HARPER, JUSTIN 6 0 97:00 57 6/14 14/19 3/3 2 15 17 7 2 4 1   9 4 62
KABA, ALPHA 5 0 84:34 25 9/17   7/12 8 20 28 3 6 2 5 3 10 9 48
KAHUDI, CHARLES 6 6 152:52 56 14/31 6/15 10/14 7 23 30 9 3 9   1 19 15 54
LANG, NICOLAS 6 0 67:19 22 5/9 3/5 3/4 2 6 8 2 1 3   1 3 3 22
LIGHTY, DAVID 6 2 143:09 39 12/29 3/11 6/11 6 12 18 16 1 8   3 14 14 33
NELSON, DEMARCUS 6 0 114:55 26 8/23 2/3 4/6 1 10 11 11 2 12 1 2 18 5 6
NOUA, AMINE 6 6 124:46 41 12/30 4/13 5/10 5 16 21 7   6 2 2 12 11 30
ROBERSON, JOHN 6 6 168:34 79 11/25 14/35 15/15   9 9 21 7 9   4 16 19 71
SLAUGHTER, AJ 6 4 155:06 65 11/32 8/30 19/24 2 5 7 23 2 5   5 15 20 44
WATKINS, DARRYL 6 6 141:45 66 24/31   18/22 18 31 49 3 5 7 3 2 17 18 107
Totals     1250:00 476 112/241 54/131 90/121 58 169 227 102 29 70 12 23 133 118 501
Average     208:20 79.33 46.5% 41.2% 74.4% 9.66 28.16 37.83 17 4.83 11.66 2 3.83 22.16 19.66 83.5
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
HARPER, JUSTIN 6 0 16:10 9.5 42.9% 73.7% 100% 0.3 2.5 2.8 1.2 0.3 0.7 0.2   1.5 0.7 10.3
KABA, ALPHA 5 0 16:54 5 52.9%   58.3% 1.6 4 5.6 0.6 1.2 0.4 1 0.6 2 1.8 9.6
KAHUDI, CHARLES 6 6 25:28 9.3 45.2% 40% 71.4% 1.2 3.8 5 1.5 0.5 1.5   0.2 3.2 2.5 9
LANG, NICOLAS 6 0 11:13 3.7 55.6% 60% 75% 0.3 1 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.5   0.2 0.5 0.5 3.7
LIGHTY, DAVID 6 2 23:51 6.5 41.4% 27.3% 54.5% 1 2 3 2.7 0.2 1.3   0.5 2.3 2.3 5.5
NELSON, DEMARCUS 6 0 19:09 4.3 34.8% 66.7% 66.7% 0.2 1.7 1.8 1.8 0.3 2 0.2 0.3 3 0.8 1
NOUA, AMINE 6 6 20:47 6.8 40% 30.8% 50% 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.2   1 0.3 0.3 2 1.8 5
ROBERSON, JOHN 6 6 28:05 13.2 44% 40% 100%   1.5 1.5 3.5 1.2 1.5   0.7 2.7 3.2 11.8
SLAUGHTER, AJ 6 4 25:51 10.8 34.4% 26.7% 79.2% 0.3 0.8 1.2 3.8 0.3 0.8   0.8 2.5 3.3 7.3
WATKINS, DARRYL 6 6 23:37 11 77.4%   81.8% 3 5.2 8.2 0.5 0.8 1.2 0.5 0.3 2.8 3 17.8
Average     208:20 79.33 46.5% 41.2% 74.4% 9.66 28.16 37.83 17 4.83 11.66 2 3.83 22.16 19.66 83.5
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2   0/1 2/2 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 10 1 202:55 98 24/37 14/22 8/11 3 24 27 6 3 9 2 1 24 13 91
KABA, ALPHA 10 0 163:40 58 24/37   10/16 16 30 46 3 3 13 9 4 21 14 76
KAHUDI, CHARLES 9 9 255:45 96 22/51 10/26 22/27 14 32 46 18 13 11 4 2 22 36 128
LANG, NICOLAS 7 1 98:37 31 4/12 7/15 2/2 1 5 6 5 1 4     12 6 17
LIGHTY, DAVID 10 7 260:49 112 30/58 10/23 22/30 13 15 28 38 11 19 4 3 27 29 124
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 10:59     0/2         1             -1
NELSON, DEMARCUS 7 1 152:51 47 16/32 0/10 15/19 1 20 21 20 8 10 2 5 16 20 57
NOUA, AMINE 9 9 208:04 77 25/45 7/17 6/11 13 28 41 9 4 9 7 2 14 15 93
ROBERSON, JOHN 10 10 264:17 174 12/24 42/74 24/27 3 17 20 45 11 23   2 26 31 183
SLAUGHTER, AJ 10 2 238:46 117 22/39 21/67 10/14 1 10 11 29 10 12   3 22 17 80
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 10 10 209:19 86 33/63 1/2 17/28 23 35 58 9 10 10 4 4 24 25 112
Totals     2075:00 898 212/398 112/259 138/187 104 232 336 183 74 126 32 26 208 207 988
Average     207:30 89.8 53.3% 43.2% 73.8% 10.4 23.2 33.6 18.3 7.4 12.6 3.2 2.6 20.8 20.7 98.8
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BRIKI, SOFIANE 1 0 5:28 2     100% 2   2             1 4
HARPER, JUSTIN 10 1 20:17 9.8 64.9% 63.6% 72.7% 0.3 2.4 2.7 0.6 0.3 0.9 0.2 0.1 2.4 1.3 9.1
KABA, ALPHA 10 0 16:22 5.8 64.9%   62.5% 1.6 3 4.6 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.9 0.4 2.1 1.4 7.6
KAHUDI, CHARLES 9 9 28:25 10.7 43.1% 38.5% 81.5% 1.6 3.6 5.1 2 1.4 1.2 0.4 0.2 2.4 4 14.2
LANG, NICOLAS 7 1 14:05 4.4 33.3% 46.7% 100% 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.6     1.7 0.9 2.4
LIGHTY, DAVID 10 7 26:04 11.2 51.7% 43.5% 73.3% 1.3 1.5 2.8 3.8 1.1 1.9 0.4 0.3 2.7 2.9 12.4
MALEDON, THEO 2 0 5:29               0.5             -0.5
NELSON, DEMARCUS 7 1 21:50 6.7 50%   78.9% 0.1 2.9 3 2.9 1.1 1.4 0.3 0.7 2.3 2.9 8.1
NOUA, AMINE 9 9 23:07 8.6 55.6% 41.2% 54.5% 1.4 3.1 4.6 1 0.4 1 0.8 0.2 1.6 1.7 10.3
ROBERSON, JOHN 10 10 26:25 17.4 50% 56.8% 88.9% 0.3 1.7 2 4.5 1.1 2.3   0.2 2.6 3.1 18.3
SLAUGHTER, AJ 10 2 23:52 11.7 56.4% 31.3% 71.4% 0.1 1 1.1 2.9 1 1.2   0.3 2.2 1.7 8
SOW, KHADIM 1 0 3:30           1 1               1
WATKINS, DARRYL 10 10 20:55 8.6 52.4% 50% 60.7% 2.3 3.5 5.8 0.9 1 1 0.4 0.4 2.4 2.5 11.2
Average     207:30 89.8 53.3% 43.2% 73.8% 10.4 23.2 33.6 18.3 7.4 12.6 3.2 2.6 20.8 20.7 98.8
Club info

Ambitious ASVEL Villeurbanne enters the 2018-19 campaign with an opportunity to establish itself as a force at the continental level after falling just short of advancing beyond the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 last season. The team looked superb at times, especially in the latter weeks of the regular season when it strung together a run of five consecutive victories to finish atop Group D with an impressive 7-3 record. The last of those victories was one of the most remarkable games in EuroCup history, a triple-overtime showdown eventually yielding an astonishing 128-129 victory at Herbalife Gran Canaria on the back of an incredible 42 points for John Roberson, who set a new competition record by sinking 11 three-pointers despite being held scoreless in the first half. ASVEL’s good vibes continued into the early weeks of the Top 16, with three straight wins – one against Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia and two against Limoges CSP – seemingly clearing a path to the quarterfinals. But the Top 16 finished with single-digit defeats against UNICS Kazan and Reggio Emilia, leaving the side frustratingly and narrowly eliminated despite boasting a 10-6 record for the season. Victory in either of those games would have sent ASVEL into the last eight, and now the knowledge of having come so close to competing in the latter stages will serve as motivation for an even stronger challenge this time.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2009-10 EuroLeague 3-7 Regular Season
2004-05 EuroLeague 2-12 Regular Season
2003-04 EuroLeague 2-12 Regular Season
2002-03 EuroLeague 7-13 Top 16
2001-02 EuroLeague 8-6 Regular Season
TOTAL: 22-50

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2017-18 EuroCup 10-6 Top 16
2014-15 EuroCup 3-7 Regular Season
2013-14 EuroCup 4-6 Regular Season
2011-12 EuroCup 5-7 Last 16
2010-11 EuroCup 3-3 Regular Season
2008-09 EuroCup 3-3 Regular Season
2007-08 ULEB Cup 6-5-1 Last 16
2005-06 ULEB Cup 7-7 Quarterfinals
TOTAL: 41-44-1
History

ASVEL Villeurbanne was one of the first powers in the French League with 15 championships between 1949 and 1981 and has remained among its country's elite clubs for the past few decades. In the 1990s, ASVEL won several cups, made the 1997 EuroLeague Final Four and reached the French League finals in five out of six seasons. It again conquered the French League in the spring of 2002, when ASVEL roared through the playoffs and swept archrival Pau-Orthez in the finals to earn its first domestic crown in 21 years. That success carried over to the 2002-03 EuroLeague as it advanced to the Top 16. ASVEL played the EuroLeague for several seasons before making its ULEB Cup debut in 2005-06, when it reached the quarterfinals. In the 2007-08 season, ASVEL missed the ULEB Cup Last 16 by a single point and fell a victory short of reaching the French League title game. ASVEL did better in the 2008-09 season, with Vincent Collet as head coach, when it defeated Orleans in the French League final to claim the title. The triumph also secured the club a return to the EuroLeague for the 2009-10 season, but a 2-point loss in a do-or-die regular-season finale prevented ASVEL from reaching the Top 16. ASVEL bounced back the following season by edging Orleans to win the Semaine des As title, however, what ensued were five title-free seasons. ASVEL competed in the EuroCup four times in five seasons, but only in the 2011-12 campaign managed to get past the regular season. During that span, the team reached a pair of French League playoff semifinals and made one French Cup and one Semaine des As Cup semifinals appearance, but had to wait for another title until it lifted the French League crown in 2016. ASVEL entered the playoffs as the fifth-place team that season, but went on to beat Elan Chalon, Monaco and eventually Strasbourg to become the French champion for the 18th time in its history. And after competing for more trophies in the last two seasons, ASVEL does not hide its ambition to add more silverware to its trophy case, while competing against the best clubs on the continent.

Trophy Case

French National League: (18) 1948-49, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1980-81, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2015-16
French National Cup: (8) 1953, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2008
Semaine des As: 2010
Average Records - All seasons
Category Season Value
Index Rating 2010-11 94.17
Points 2017-18 85.88
Total Rebounds 2010-11 36.17
Assists 2018-19 21.50
Steals 2011-12 8.17
Blocks 2011-12 3.67
2-pointers made 2010-11 23.67
3-pointers made 2017-18 10.38
Free throws made 2010-11 16.50
# Player Pos. H.
1 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96
6 SLAUGHTER, AJ F 1.91
7 KABA, ALPHA C 2.08
9 LANG, NICOLAS F 1.98
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02
17 BRIKI, SOFIANE F 1.93
19 SOW, KHADIM C 2.10
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93
21 ROBERSON, JOHN G 1.80
22 WATKINS, DARRYL C 2.11
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95
32 HARPER, JUSTIN C 2.10
President:
Tony Parker
Club Address:
Cours Emile Zola 451, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Arena:
ASTROBALLE
40/44 Av. Marcel Cerdan, 69100 Villeurbanne, France