Poitiers Basket 86 (France)
Evan Fournier Biography
Source: Indy Cornrows by Evan Sidery
June 15, 2012
Born October 29, 1992 in Saint-Maurice, France, he is a French professional basketball player. Fournier is a solidly built swingman who is only 19 years old, and his stock may have risen after a strong second season with Poitiers, one of France's leading teams, for whom he averaged 14.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in just 26 minutes per game. He also impressed scouts at Adidas Eurocamp draft workouts. He has a very long arms and a great wingspan. He's quicker than many scouts expected in Treviso, Italy for the EuroCamp. Evan loves to explode to the rim rather than settle for the 15 foot jumper. Fournier has a great shot when's comfortable or on a hot streak. He's very difficult to defend as he can take the shot or pass it off to a teammate with some flash.
Evan has great feel for the game and has a high IQ of basketball at his ripe age of 19. Fournier always seems to find a way out of trouble. He isn't prone to turnovers at all. He could play small forward or point guard, but is more suited for shooting guard. He led his U20 France Team to the championship this season as the main man. He's very mature for his age.
Evan is an excellent defender. He always reads the pass-lanes correct and gets many steals. Fournier is a great chase down defender as well. He had many chase down blocks in France last season. Evan tends to learn a new system very quickly and I heard he shined in Treviso this week at the EuroCamp where many Pacers scouts were at.
Fournier does have some flaws though. He needs to improve his overall consistency of his touch from outside of the paint. He tends to struggle and lose confidence very quickly when his shot isn't falling. He needs to add some weight to his light frame to round out his game. If he gets pushed down in the post, he tends to get bullied straight to the rim by bigger players