Rudy Gobert Scores In Double Figures As France Falls To Spain In Exhibition
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert scored in double figures as France fell to the Spanish National Team in a pre-Olympic Games exhibition.
France and Spain played the exhibition on Saturday, July 10.
Gobert had 12 points in France’s 87-79 loss to Spain.
Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 4 rebounds in France’s 87-79 exhibition loss to Ricky Rubio and Spain.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) July 10, 2021
In addition to his scoring, Gobert pulled down four rebounds.
Seconde période décisive.
— Equipes de France de Basket (@FRABasketball) July 10, 2021
Former Jazz guard Ricky Rubio led Spain with 23 points.
📹 Momento MVP @rickyrubio9 🧙♂️
Qué canasta… y QUÉ FINAL en París 🔥
— Baloncesto España (@BaloncestoESP) July 10, 2021
Gobert and France will continue to prepare for Tokyo 2020.
The French National Team will participate in Summer Games from July 23-August 8.
It will be the Jazzman’s second time playing in the Olympic Games. After assisting the French in their preparations for the 2021 Summer Games, Gobert played in five contests during the 2016 Olympics. He averaged 5.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.
Gobert and France’s first contest of the Olympics is against USA Basketball on Sunday, July 25.
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