Livio Jean-Charles

Livio Philippe Jean-Charles (born 8 November 1993) is a French professional basketball player for the ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. He has also played for the French under-20 national team.

Livio Jean-Charles
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Jean-Charles in 2012
No. 17 – LDLC ASVEL
PositionPower forward
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1993-11-08) 8 November 1993 (age 26)
Cayenne, French Guiana, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2016ASVEL
2016–2017Austin Spurs
2017ASVEL
2017–2018Austin Spurs
2018Unicaja
2018–presentASVEL
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Professional careerEdit

ASVEL (2011–2016)Edit

Between 2009 and 2011, Jean-Charles played for Centre Fédéral in the French 3rd-tier level NM1 League. In 2011, Jean-Charles joined ASVEL of the professional French top-tier level LNB Pro A. In April 2013, he participated in the Nike Hoop Summit, where he was named the Most Outstanding Player, after a 27-point, 13-rebound effort, leading the World Team to a 112–98 win over the USA Junior Select Team.

On 27 June 2013 Jean-Charles was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.[1]

Jean-Charles spent five seasons with ASVEL. In the 2015–16 season, he saw action in 25 games, averaging 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, in 21.2 minutes per game, while shooting .552 (64-116) from the field and .655 (19-29) from the foul line. In the playoffs, he appeared in 11 games, upping his averages to 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game, helping lead ASVEL to the French Pro A championship. He also made eight FIBA Europe Cup appearances, averaging 8.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists, in 23.9 minutes per game.[2]

Austin Spurs and ASVEL (2016–2018)Edit

In July 2016, Jean-Charles joined the Spurs for the 2016 NBA Summer League[3] and on 22 July 2016 he signed with the San Antonio Spurs,[2] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games.[4] Seven days later, he was acquired by the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League as an affiliate of San Antonio.[5]

On 30 March 2017 Jean-Charles' return to ASVEL was announced. He signed for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.[6]

On 2 November 2017 Jean-Charles was included in the 2017–18 opening night roster for Austin Spurs. [7]

Unicaja (2018)Edit

On 18 March 2018 Unicaja of the Liga ACB announced that they had signed Jean-Charles.[8][9]

Third stint with ASVEL (2018–present)Edit

On 5 July 2018 ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A announced that they had signed Jean-Charles to a three-year contract.[10][11][12]

National team careerEdit

Jean-Charles has represented the French under-20 national team at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. At the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, he averaged 17.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.[2]

EuroLeague Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage
 3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high     Led the league
Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010-11 CFBB FFBL 29 30.0 .532 .250 .708 5.3 1.3 .8 .4 13.0
2011-12 ASVEL LNB Pro A 44 5.4 .400 .273 .714 1.0 .2 .1 .1 1.0
2012-13 ASVEL EuroCup 10 8.4 .438 .333 .750 1.5 .5 .0 .3 2.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spurs selects Livio Jean-Charles and Deshaun Thomas in 2013 NBA Draft". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "SAN ANTONIO SIGNS LIVIO JEAN-CHARLES". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2016 LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "SPURS WAIVE JOEL ANTHONY, RYAN ARCIDIACONO, PATRICIO GARINO AND LIVIO JEAN-CHARLES". NBA.com. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "AUSTIN SPURS ANNOUNCE 2016 RETURNING PLAYERS AND TRAINING CAMP INVITEES". NBA.com. October 29, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Pro A : Livio Jean-Charles de retour à l'Asvel". lequipe.fr. March 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Opening Night Roster". Twitter.com. November 2, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Livio Jean-Charles will join because of Shermadini's injury". unicajabaloncesto.com. Baloncesto Málaga. March 18, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Livio Jean-Charles signs with Unicaja Malaga". Sportando.basketball. March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Livio JEAN-CHARLES de retour !". asvelbasket.com (in French). ASVEL Basket. July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Livio JEAN-CHARLES de retour !". asvelbasket.com (in French). ASVEL Basket. July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Asvel signs Livio Jean-Charles to a three-year contract". Sportando.basketball. July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.

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