Hugo Besson, Bucks stash, inks two-year deal with FMP

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Giannis Askounis

30/Sep/23 14:10

Belgrade hosts the next challenge for French combo guard Hugo Besson

By Johnny Askounis/

From the 2023 NBA 2K24 Summer League roster of the Milwaukee Bucks and the training camp of Baskonia, Hugo Besson settles in Serbia.

Besson, 22, signed a two-year contract with FMP Soccerbet, the team announced Saturday.

He is available to play for the Belgrade outfit later today. Bouncing into AdmiralBet ABA League Regular Season Round 1, his debut will be against Krka in FMP Arena at 17:00 CET.

An eventful offseason saw Besson make the Summer League squad of the Bucks for a second year in a row and move on to join Turkish Airlines EuroLeague outfit Baskonia for preseason preparations. In official action, his efforts will focus on the regional league ABA and the domestic AdmiralBet Basketball League of Serbia. His new team participated in the Basketball Champions League Qualification Round but was knocked out by Openjobmetis Varese.

In 2022, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 58th overall pick of the NBA draft and immediately traded to the Bucks. Despite Summer League action, he has yet to get a regular NBA contract.

Developing outside the league based in North America, Besson spent the 2022-23 season alongside Victor Wembanyama at Metropolitans 92. Missing four months due to injury, he tallied 9.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per contest over 25 appearances in France’s Betclic Elite LNB Pro A.

In 2021-22, he displayed his talents in Oceania’s NBL for the New Zealand Breakers en route to the NBA draft. Previous experience at the senior level was in France through Elan Chalon and Saint-Quentin BB.

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