Yabusele, new Real Madrid player

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NEWS | 12/07/2021

The French power forward joins from Asvel where he averaged 11 points and 4.2 rebounds in the last Euroleague.
Guerschon Yabusele (17/12/1995, Dreux, France) has joined Real Madrid for the 2021-22 season. The 25-year-old Frenchman is known for his physical strength, agility and good wrist, allowing him to play both with his back to the basket and attacking the hoop. He has NBA experience with the Boston Celtics and was one of the key players for Asvel Villeurbanne last season as they won the French League and Cup. Yabusele averaged 11 points and 4.2 rebounds in the Euroleague last season.

Real Madrid adds a versatile power forward, who combines physical strength with great speed of movement. He also has an outstanding three-point shot (51.9% success rate this season in the French League). He's good on the rebound and is very active on the court, as demonstrated by his averages of 14.1 points, 4 rebounds and 14.5 PIR in 22.6 minutes in the League or his 11 points, 4.2 rebounds and 11 PIR in 25 minutes in the Euroleague.

NBA experience
made his debut with Chorale de Roanne in the 2013-14 season before making his breakthrough with SPO Rouen Basket two seasons later. He was picked 16th overall in the 2016 NBA draft but continued his career in China and averaged 20.9 points for the Shanghai Sharks. He went from there to the United States: playing 87 games with the Boston Celtics and 22 with the Maine Red Claws (NBDL). In 2019/20, he returned to the Chinese League, this time to the Nanjing Monkey Kings. His 17.9 points on average attracted the attention of Asvel Villeurbanne, who signed him in 2020 as he went on to win the French League and French Cup this season.

- Chorale de Roanne (2013-15)
- SPO Rouen Basket (2015-16)
- Shanghai Sharks (2016-17)
- Maine Red Claws NBDL (2017)
- Boston Celtics (2017-19)
- Nanjing Monkey Kings (2019-20)
- Asvel Villeurbanne (2020-21)
- Real Madrid (2021- )

- 1 French League (2021)
- 1 French  Cup (2021)