ANDhe Surne Bilbao Basket announced on Tuesday the signing of French power forward Damien Inglis, a 26-year-old, 2.06-meter-tall player who won the European Championship last season with Monaco.

With the Monegasque team, the interior born in Cayenne, in French Guiana, averaged 6.5 points and 4 rebounds in the French PRO A last year.

Inglis was chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks in 31st place in the 2014 Draft and played 20 NBA games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015-2016 season.

He also added minutes in the American Development League, “shining especially with Westchester Knicks”, a team in which he got 13.1 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game “.

His best averages in France were 11 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3 assists in the 2019-2020 season with Strasbourg.

Bilbao Basket’s “sports management” emphasizes that Inglis, “despite his youth, has a lot of experience” after having competed “in the last four seasons in the Basket Champions League and the Eurocup”, the second and third European club competitions , having also won the Euro Cup with Monaco.

As for sports, the Bilbao club hopes that the French power forward will provide “physical and intensity in the area, talent for passing, a one-on-one game both face and back and help with the rebound.”

Although he plays in a different position, and waiting for other movements to occur in the Bilbao squad, Inglis could already substitute guard Andrew Goudelock this Saturday against Valencia at La Fonteta (8:45 p.m.).

Goudelock was injured, probably for several weeks, on Sunday against Monbus Obradoiro in Miribilla.