Basketball: Things changed at BBC Nyon during the break


BasketballThings changed at the BBC Nyon during the break

Two reinforcements arrived on the Rock during the international break: Eric Fongué, ex-captain at Boncourt, and Joshua Norbal, former French hopeful.

Eric Fongué, here filming in December 2020 against BBC Nyon. That day, he had scored 19 points.


On the paper, the signature “in the mouth”. Because the player is, as they say, referenced by us. Former employee of Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Monthey, Vevey and Boncourt and Swiss international, Eric Fongué (31) has signed an agreement with BBC Nyon until the end of the season.

The 197cm winger with a versatile profile (skillful and athletic) left the SB League at the end of the 2020/2021 fiscal year, where he averaged 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 30 minutes per game with BC Boncourt. In the Jura, Fongué was a manager but also a captain.

“He had hurt us with Boncourt, is intelligent and has great experience in our championship”

Jérôme Darbre, President of BBC Nyon

Last season, the one who arrived at Boncourt with the former Jura coach Vladimir Ruzicic evolved in the Icelandic club of Thor AK Akureyri. There, his personal figures were similar to those of his period at BCB but collectively, it was a complicated season (1 win and 16 losses!)

In March, Fongué rebounded in the Belgian second division, where he played 13 games with Basket SKT Ypres, for 10 points and 5 rebounds in 28 minutes on average. Back in Switzerland this summer, he must bring his reliability to scoring and his defense alongside Jérémy Jaunin and Colin Dougherty.

“He interested us this summer but we had preferred the option of a fourth foreigner (note: Ian Kinard, who has since left), explains the president of the Rock club, Jérôme Darbre. He had hurt us with Boncourt, is intelligent, has great experience in our championship. And he was available! »

Pivot English

With Fongué, who has been training with Stefan Ivanovic’s group since Monday, the BBC Nyon therefore favored immediacy. And as good news never comes alone, the current bottom of the championship can now also count on the services of Joshua Norbal (25 years old, 2.02 m).

Former French hope (Boulazac and Antibes), passed by the 4th division (N2), this pivot domiciled in French-speaking Switzerland had played two friendly matches with the team during the summer preparation. Like Fongué, he must make his debut in Lugano on Saturday if the administrative procedures are successful.

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