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Isaïa Cordinier (born November 28, 1996) is a French professional basketball player for Nanterre 92 of the LNB Pro A league. He is a 196 cm (6’5") tall shooting guard.

Isaïa Cordinier
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Cordinier with Antibes, in 2017.
No. 10 – Nanterre 92
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1996-11-28) November 28, 1996 (age 22)
Creteil, Ile-de-France
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2014Antibes Sharks
2014–2015ALM Évreux
2016–2019Antibes Sharks
2019–presentNanterre 92
Career highlights and awards


Early life and careerEdit

Cordinier started playing basketball at age seven, in Vence. He lived in Martinique, from 2006 to 2009, and later joined the youth academy of Sharks d’Antibes.

Professional careerEdit

Cordinier made his debut on Antibes’ senior men’s team, in the French second division, in November 2012, when he was 15 years and 11 months old.[1]

During the 2013-14 campaign, he made his debut in the French top-tier level Pro A, before transferring to second-division side ALM Evreux Basket, for the following season. In 23 games, he averaged 4.9 points and 2.1 rebounds for Evreux.[2] Prior to the 2015-16 season, Cordinier penned a deal with another second-division team, Denain ASC Voltaire.[3]

He was selected to play in the Nike Hoop Summit, in April 2016, where he tallied eight points, five rebounds and one assist, in 21 minutes off the bench.[4] Later that month, he declared for the NBA Draft.[5] On June 13, 2016, Cordinier was one of 13 different international underclassmen (including one of four different Frenchmen) to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

He joined Olympique Antibes of the French top-flight LNB Pro A, for the 2016–17 season.[6] He made 30 Pro A appearances for Antibes in 2016–17, averaging 6.5 points and 2.8 rebounds a contest.[7]

NBA draft rightsEdit

Cordinier was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, in the 2016 NBA draft (2nd round, 44th overall, fourth of five Frenchmen taken),[8][9] and played for the Hawks in the 2016 NBA Summer League.[10]

On July 13, 2018 his draft rights were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, along with a future 2nd-round pick, for Jeremy Lin and picks.[11]

National team careerEdit

Cordinier was named to the French Under-18 junior national team that competed at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, in Turkey. He saw the court in nine games during the tournament, tallying 9.7 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steal per contest.[12]

Personal infoEdit

His father Stéphane is a former professional handball player,[13] who represented France in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta[14] and won bronze at the 1997 World Handball Championship. Isaia also played handball before turning to basketball.


  1. ^ "Basket-ball - Pro B : l'arrière de l'ALM Evreux, Isaïa Cordinier franchit les étapes à toute vitesse". Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  2. ^ "Isaia Cordinier - Denain – Joueurs - Pro A –". Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  3. ^ "Isaïa Cordinier quitte Evreux pour Denain". BeBasket. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  4. ^ "Official Scorer's Report". Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  5. ^ "NBA : Guerschon Yabusele et Isaïa Cordinier s'inscrivent à la draft - Basket-BallWorld". Basket-BallWorld (in French). Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  6. ^ "Isaia Cordinier revient à Antibes". BeBasket. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  7. ^ "Isaia Cordinier - Antibes – Joueurs - Pro A –". (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  8. ^ "2016 NBA Draft Board". Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Hawks Select Bembry, Cordinier In 2016 Draft". June 24, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hawks Announce Summer League Roster & Schedule | Atlanta Hawks". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  11. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS COMPLETE TRADE WITH ATLANTA HAWKS". July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Isaia Cordinier | U18 European Championship Men (2014) | FIBA Europe". Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  13. ^ Nord, La Voix du. "Basket - Pro B : Isaia Cordinier veut tenter la passerelle Denain - NBA". La Voix du Nord. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  14. ^ "Cordinier veut participer au Hoop Summit". BeBasket. Retrieved 2016-04-22.

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