Killian Hayes, the Pistons’ owner this season, is hoping to capitalize on his good performances to join the French team soon. The league leaders opened the door to participation in the next World Cup with the Blues.
Will the French team’s group welcome several new faces at the next World Cup? Victor Wembanyama is indeed likely to be playing his first senior-team competition, not forgetting Joel Embiid, who is playing the suspense over his international plans at the moment. A third boy could soon discover the highest FIBA level and it’s Killian Hayes. European champion with the Blues in the youth sections (2017), the 21-year-old league leader currently has no selection with Vincent Collet’s group. A situation that could soon change as the player hopes to compete in the next few competitions with the Blues, obviously with the Paris Olympics in mind.
Asked this Sunday by Max Aubin The player confided a few days of the Paris game to the newspaper l’Équipe. His NBA season, his progress this year, his stay in France, everything is mentioned and in particular his desire to play with the jersey marked with the rooster.
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Killian Hayes told us in Detroit on Sunday that he wants to join the French team as soon as possible.
“I feel ready and I want to be part of this group.” That’s the point”. https://t.co/GiEqPyGF08
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“I feel ready and I want to be part of this group. After that, your place is not taken, you have to fight for it. I was able to talk to Nicolas Batum in particular about my condition and the training camp planned for this summer. That’s something I want to do, I want to train with the French team and try to earn my place.
Should we expect to see Hayes from the 2023 World Cup in late August? At least that’s the hope of the Florida native.
“Yes, that is the goal. But you have to earn your place, there are a lot of players who have been there for years. In the summer, it all comes down to the training camp. I’ll play, learn the team’s game, the systems in place and we’ll see.
If it’s true that seats in blue are expensive, a back seat has recently become vacant. Thomas Heurtel, who decided to sign in Russia, is no longer eligible. What if Killian Hayes replaced him? It’s entirely possible and it’s Vincent Collet oneself Who says so. The manager has also hinted that he hopes to use Hayes’ visit to Paris to be able to meet him.
“He’s clearly on my mind, he’s one of the players affected. We’re watching him and we’re seeing very good things, which is good news, especially in his position as a point guard. He’s progressing in a specific context, that of a struggling team, but his progression and his ability to create in pass in particular are interesting things.
Given certain shortcomings that we first observed with the euro this summer. And above all to reconfigure the rear lines, if you know Thomas Heurtel’s situation. »
Will Killian Hayes soon know his first selection with France? At least that’s his goal. It’s up to Vincent Collet to decide now.
Source: Maxime Aubin / the team