Monaco basketball points forward Tuesday

Photo: © Direction de la Communication
Photo: © Direction de la Communication

On Tuesday, Monaco basketball kicked off with a preseason press conference for Roca Team at the Club Bouliste du Rocher.

Serge Telle, Minister of State, confirmed the support of the Monaco government, and signed a convention between the government and ASM Basketball to develop a true partnership with the club for the 2016-2017 season.

 TeamRoca jumped from the third French division in 2013-14 to number one of the 2015-16 Pro A regular season standings. Players Amara Sy, Jamal Shuler Yakuba Ouattara and Sergii Gladyr are returning this season while new recruits include Americans Jack Wright and Brandon.

Season tickets, from €100 and starting with the first Pro A Match September 24, can be purchased via the club’s website.

Also on hand Tuesday were Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, Sergei Dyadechko, as well as Club President, Paul Masseron, Vice-President; Willy de Bruyn, Director and coach Zvezdan Mitrovic.

The Director of Education, Youth and Sports, Director of the Stade Louis II, and the President of AS Monaco Omnisports also showed their support.