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Florent Piétrus

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Florent Piétrus
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Piétrus with Valencia, in 2009.
No. 11 – SIG Strasbourg
Position Small forward / Power forward
League LNB Pro A
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1981-01-19) January 19, 1981 (age 37)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 7 12 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2004 Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2004–2007 Unicaja Málaga
2007–2008 MMT Estudiantes
2008–2010 Valencia
2010 Caja Laboral
2010–2013 Valencia
2013–2016 SLUC Nancy
2016–2017 BCM Gravelines
2017 Levallois Metropolitans
2018–present SIG Strasbourg
Career highlights and awards

Florent Marius Piétrus (born January 19, 1981) is a French professional basketball player for SIG Strasbourg of the LNB Pro A. His younger brother, Mickaël Piétrus, played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Professional career[edit]

Piétrus began his career with the French League club Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez (1999–04). He went undrafted in the 2003 NBA draft. Since then, he has played in the Spanish League with Unicaja Málaga (2004–07), MMT Estudiantes (2007–08), Valencia (2008–10), Caja Laboral (2010), and again with Valencia (2010–13).

On July 22, 2013, Piétrus signed with the French club SLUC Nancy Basket.[1] He joined the French club BCM Gravelines in 2016. On September 1, 2017, Piétrus signed a short-term deal with Levallois Metropolitans.[2] On February 3, 2018, he signed with Strasbourg IG for the rest of the season.[3] On July 9, 2018, Piétrus signed a one-year contract extension with Strasbourg IG.[4]

French national team[edit]

In September 2005, Piétrus won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2005 with the senior French National Team. He also won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2011, the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2013, and the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2015. He also played at EuroBasket 2003, EuroBasket 2007, and EuroBasket 2009.

Piétrus also played with France at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, where he won a bronze medal, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[5]

French national team stats[edit]

Tournament Games played Points per game Rebounds per game Assists per game
EuroBasket 2003 6 6.8 5.3 0.7
EuroBasket 2005 7 7.6 7.1 0.7
2006 World Championship 9 9.7 6.7 0.6
EuroBasket 2007 7 8.9 3.7 0.6
EuroBasket 2009 8 6.5 2.9 1.1
2010 World Championship 4 4.5 4.8 1.5
EuroBasket 2011 11 2.6 3.4 0.8
2012 Summer Olympics 6 4.5 2.8 0.5
EuroBasket 2013 11 1.9 3.5 0.2
2014 World Cup 9 3.1 3.7 0.9
EuroBasket 2015 9 1.2 2.9 0.2
2016 Summer Olympics 11 0.8 0.7 0.7

Personal[edit]

He is the older brother of Mickaël Piétrus, who played in the NBA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florent Pietrus moves to Nancy". Sportando.net. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Florent Pietrus signs with Levallois Metropolitans". Sportando.com. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Florent Pietrus rejoint la SIG Strasbourg". sigstrasbourg.fr (in French). 3 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Florent Pietrus reste à la SIG Strasbourg". sigstrasbourg.fr (in French). 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  5. ^ Florent Marius PIETRUS (FRA).

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