Alexis Ajinca
Full Name: Alexis Ajinca
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 220
Birthdate: May 6, 1988
High School: INSEP
Team: Hyeres-Toulon (France)
Country: France
 

Hyeres-Toulon (France)
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 2 0 0 9 .000 2 4 .500 0 5 .000 6 1 1 1 2 1.00
2007-08 24 0 43 80 .538 33 40 .825 2 4 .500 74 10 7 24 121 5.00
Totals 26 0 43 89 83 35 44 .795 2 9 .222 80 11 8 25 123 4.70
Hyeres-Toulon (France) Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 2 0 0 4 .000 0 0 .000 0 4 .000 3 0 0 0 0 0.00

An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Grew up playing in France as an amateur at Centre Federal (INSEP) in the French NM1 League before making his professional debut in 2006-07. Started pro career with Pau-Orthez before moving to Hyeres-Toulon in 2007-08. A member of the French U19 National Team. Helped lead France to the bronze medal at the 2007 U-19 World Championship held in Novi Sad, Serbia, averaging 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots. Was a member of the gold medal-winning French team at the 2006 U-18 European Championship held in Amaliada, Greece, averaged 6.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. Averaged 4.5 points and 4.9 rebounds with France at the 2005 U-18 European Championship held in Belgrade, Serbia. Was a member of the French team that captured the 2004 European U-16 Championship held in Greece. Tallied 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots for the World Select Team at the 2008 Nike Hoop Summit held in Portland, Oregon. Registered 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the World Select Team at the 2008 Nike Hoop Summit held in Portland, Oregon and tallied nine points and four rebounds for the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis, Tennessee.

2007-08: In his first season of extensive action, was averaging 5.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 10.8 minutes a contest with one game remaining in the French ProA league regular season. Has scored in double figures four times. Registered a high of 17 points and seven rebounds vs. Gravelines. Tallied 15 points and eight rebounds at Pau-Orthez.

2006-07: With Pau-Orthez, appeared in two games in the French ProA League, recording two points and six rebounds in 15 total minutes. Also appeared in two Euroleague games and grabbed a total of three rebounds eight total minutes. Spent the majority of the season with the Pau-Orthez Espoirs (junior) team, averaging 12.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots.

2005-06: At INSEP, averaged 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in French NM1 League play.

2004-05: Averaged 5.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 17.4 minutes a contest.

2003-04: Appeared in three games, averaging 1.3 points in 9.3 minutes a contest.

Strengths: Tremendous length and athleticism for a big man. Skilled offensively with a soft touch on his shot.

Personal: Father was a wrestler from the French Islands and mother is a native of France.



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