French national team forward Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot is returning to France after signing with LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Luwawu-Cabarrot (2.07 meters, 28 years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, with which he made his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut last season. He averaged 9.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 24 appearances with Milan last season, 17 of which came as a starter. Luwawu-Cabarrot also helped Milan win the Italian League championship.
ASVEL brings Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot home to France
The start of his career
Luwawu-Cabarrot debuted as a teenager with Antibes in France and spent one season at Mega Leks of Serbia before playing the bulk of his career in the NBA, where he averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds over 342 career games with the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks. He helped Antibes return to the French top flight in 2013 and win the ProB Leaders Cup in 2015. With Mega, he won the Serbian Cup in 2016. Luwawu-Cabarrot has also been a regular with the French national team, with which he won silver medals at the 2020 Olympic Games and EuroBasket 2022.
"It's a huge move, we are very proud to attract one of the very best French players at the moment," ASVEL president Tony Parker said. "I know Timothé very well and I have no doubts about everything he can bring to the team. I'm very happy that he was able to trust our project and I can't wait to see him wear our jersey."