Lto Spanish Basketball Federation is close to consummating the ‘signing’ of Yannick Nzosa, pivot of 17 years and 2.08 meters that militates in the Unicaja and what is one of the sensations in the present Endesa League. The nationalization process of the player of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are only a few documents that should be sent shortly from their country of origin so that the procedures, started last year, reach their conclusion.

The last step will be the approval in the Minister council. It is the government that, through a Royal decree, grants nationalizations due to the occurrence of exceptional circumstances. That procedure of Nature letter It is the same for which they were nationalized Nikola Mirotic in 2010 and Serge Ibaka in 2011.

He has a physical capacity with a lot of margin but with a level already for important things

Jorge Garbajosa, president of the FEB

The goal is for Nzosa to be able to participate this summer in an international tournament of lower categories if the coronavirus allows it. By FIBA ??regulation, only a national can attend by championship, so in the senior team you would have to choose between Mirotic, Ibaka or him.

With Nzosa, Spain gains a future titan that already make a difference in the Endesa League. In his debut he scored 10 points, something that with his then 16 years they had only achieved Luka Doncic and Ricky Rubio. In the ACB it has averages of 4.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, a stopper and a PIR of 5.2.

Catches my attention the tranquility with which he plays. That is typical of the great players

Sergio Scariolo, Spanish coach

“We believe that would contribute a lot to our selection. He has a physical capacity with a lot of margin but with a level already for important things, “he says. Jorge Garbajosa, president of the FEB. “It catches my attention the tranquility with which he plays. That is typical of the great players “, says the coach Sergio Scariolo.

The NBA has already had an eye on him

Nothing escapes the NBA, least of all someone like Nzosa. He could run for the 2022 draft, in which he is one of the best-placed foreigners in predictions. The contract ends in 2024, but Unicaja recently improved it by considerably raising its exit clause for Euroleague teams.

Nzosa is a physical marvel with great mobility and a huge size. You can change a game with your defense and your intimidation and his mates have even attracted the attention of Pau Gasol, who showed his amazement on social media. In not much time he could take his place in the painting of the selection.

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Via Marca.com