About Juhann Begarin
• Begarin was born Aug. 7, 2002 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe in the Southern Caribbean. Both of his parents played and coached basketball in Guadeloupe, and his brother played professionally in France in the LNB Pro A. As a kid, Begarin won multiple regional titles playing for Baie Mahault BC and ASC Ban-E-Lot in France. At 16, he moved to Corbeil-Essonnes to pursue a basketball career. He joined INSEP and played for Centre Federal. In the 2018-2019 season, Begarin averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. He also represented France at the 2018 FIBA under-16 European Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia. He averaged 15.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as France finished fourth.
• In February of 2019, Begarin dominated the Adidas Next Generation Tournament by averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game. In June, he continued his strong play by being named the Most Valuable Player of the Basketball Without Borders camp in Riga, Latvia. On July 8, 2019 Begarin signed with Paris Basketball of the LNB Pro B. He made his debut on Oct. 11, 2019 and scored seven points in a win over Provence. During the 2019-20 season, Begarin played in 19 games and averaged 4.8 points on 44.4% shooting from the field in 16.7 minutes per game. The following year, he started 38 of 39 games and averaged 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 26.6 minutes per game. The 19-year-old shot 45.6% from the field and 34.2% from downtown. On the season, Begarin scored 20-plus points three times, including a season-high 21 in a win on June 8. He went 7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-5 from three while adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
• The six-foot-five guard also displayed playmaking ability, distributing five-plus assists five times including a season-high seven in a win on June 4. During the performance, Begarin also went 8-for-15 from the field en route to 19 points. Defensively, he registered multiple steals 14 times and three-plus steals four times, including a season-high four during a win on May 30.
— Profile by Rotowire