Yeguete Helps France to Bronze Medal

FightinGators.com Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2011


Florida sophomore Will Yeguete started and played a major role in helping France’s U20 team to a bronze medal at the FIBA European Championships in Bilbao, Spain. The forward averaged 6.2 points and led the team with 5.6 rebounds per game, as he joined Florida sophomore Patric Young as the second Gator to play international competition this summer.

The French team went 8-1 after cruising through group play with a 6-0 record. The team lost its only game in the semifinals to Italy before collecting a 66-50 win over Russia in the bronze medal game. France had a margin of victory of 18.7 in its first six games of the tournament.

Yeguete’s best game of the tournament came when he put up 13 points in the quarterfinal against Germany. He also averaged 1.1 steals and one assist per game in the tournament. Yeguete shot .388% (19-49) from the field.

Will Yeguete averaged just 1.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game as a freshman for the Gators. He will be more important to the team during his sophomore campaign. Florida lost Vernon Macklin, Alex Tyus and Chandler Parsons from the frontcourt, and with limited options down low this season, Yeguete will be depended on to provide depth off the bench.



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