Another great hope of French basketball, Zacharie Risacher, like Victor Wembanyama a year ago, has decided to leave ASVEL. Bourg-en-Bresse is at the top of the list to welcome it. The Ain club has already offered a contract to anyone who will leave the Rhône at the end of the season.
“I am disappointed that Zacharie is leaving Asvel, but I respect his decision”. No offense to Tony Parker, questioned in the columns of Progress on this subject, Zacharie Risacher (18 years old, 2.06m), like a certain Victor Wembanyama before him, will not spend one more season under the colors of the ASVEL. Like “Wemby”, who left for Boulogne-Levallois last summer, a year before his departure for the NBA, the young 18-year-old winger, son of Stéphane Risacher and another immense hope of French basketball, will leave the Rhone. He will pack his bags at the end of the season.
“Unfortunately, I’m going to leave Asvel, it’s done, that’s for sure. (…) I talk a lot with Bourg-en-Bresse but there is nothing official. I am still in my reflection phase, ”admitted the Villeurbannais on France 3 Rhone-Alpes a few days ago on the sidelines of match 2 of the women’s final between his team and Villeneuve-d’Ascq. Since then, the JLB seem to have moved up a gear to not only be the team best placed to welcome the young winger but to officially become one.
Fauthoux: “Always interesting to have this type of player in his club”
In The team, a few hours away for the Ain club to receive Dijon in the quarter-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs and perhaps validate their ticket for the semi-finals (Editor’s note: Bourg won 79-73 to go, Sunday on the floor of the JDA), Frédéric Fauthoux confirms that things are well advanced with regard to Risacher, to whom the Bressans have even already made an offer. “As soon as we knew he was going to leave Asvel, we asked him, we offered him something with a view to next year (…)”, admits the former assistant of TJ Parker to ASVEL – “I would not have asked (Risacher) before he officially told ASVEL that he was leaving”, assures Fauthoux – and also ex-coach of the Mets, crossing his fingers that the business is done. “He’s a player in the making, with great potential, who needs time. It’s always interesting to have this type of player in his club, in his team. It is therefore Bourg who could achieve the big blow by offering himself “Wemby 2”.