Levallois Metropolitans signs Florent Pietrus

Sep 01, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Levallois Metropolitans signs Florent Pietrus
Following a stroke of bad luck for the team with the shoulder injury of big man Rod Odom, Levallois Metropolitans announced on Friday a replacement for him, who is none other than veteran Florent Pietrus, a former 7DAYS EuroCup champ. Pietrus (2.02 meters, 36 years old) played in Gravelines of the French League last season, where he averaged 3.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 21 games. Pietrus won the EuroCup title in 2010 with Valencia Basket, and he spent most of his career in Spain with other teams also like Unicaja Malaga, Estudiantes or Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. He made his debut with Pau-Orthez in 1999, and returned to France in 2013 to join SLUC Nancy. He also won a EuroBasket gold medal in 2013 as member of the French national team. Pietrus will play under the orders of former teammate at Pau, Frederic Fauthoux. Pietrus' contract for the moment is temporary, as Odom is expected to be back around November 20.