MADRID, 27 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Real Madrid basketball confirmed this Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with French power forward Petr Cornelie, who arrives from Grand Rapids Gold of the American G-League and has signed for the Madrid team for one season.
In this way, the player from Calais, 27 years old and 2.11 meters tall, becomes the fourth reinforcement of Chus Mateo’s team after point guard Sergio Rodríguez, Croatian forward Mario Hezonja and Bosnian forward Dzanan Musa.
According to Real Madrid, the man from Calais “stands out for being an excellent rebounder, with a good three-point shot and versatile” and in his last season in the NBA development league he averaged 17.8 points and 12.8 rebounds per game in the Grand Rapids Gold, a team affiliated with the Denver Nuggets, who chose him in the 2016 ‘Draft’.
Cornelie trained in the lower categories of Le Mans in his country, with which he was chosen ‘Best Young’ of the French League for the 2014-2015 season. After passing through Levallois Metropolitans and a return to his first club, he signed for Pau Orthez, where his performance allowed him to make the leap to the NBA. In addition, he was part of the team that was proclaimed Olympic runner-up last summer in Tokyo.