Fournier with Poitiers in October 2010
|No. 10 – Orlando Magic|
October 29, 1992 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|2009–2010||Nanterre (France 2nd)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Evan Mehdi Fournier (born October 29, 1992) is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played junior basketball at the French INSEP academy from 2007 to 2009.
Denver Nuggets (2012–2014)
On June 28, 2012, Fournier was selected with the 20th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2012 NBA draft. On July 11, 2012, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets. He then joined the Nuggets for the 2012 NBA Summer League where he averaged 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals in five games. He played sparingly in his rookie season as he managed just 38 regular season games in addition to four playoff games.
In July 2013, Fournier re-joined the Nuggets for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On October 30, 2013, the Nuggets exercised their third-year team option on Fournier's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season. He went on to have a much better season in 2013–14 as he played in 76 games while averaging 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Orlando Magic (2014–present)
On June 26, 2014, Fournier was traded, along with the draft rights to Roy Devyn Marble, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Arron Afflalo. On October 26, 2014, the Magic exercised their fourth-year team option on Fournier's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
Awards and honors
- Bronze medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
- Bronze medal at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
- Silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
- Participated in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit
- French League Rising Star Award in 2010–11 and 2011–12
- French League Most Improved Player in 2010–11 and 2011–12
- Selected in the All-Tournament team at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
- Selected in the All-Tournament team at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
- Evan Fournier | EuroBasket 2013
- ShamSports.com: Evan Fournier player profile
- Denver Nuggets sign first-round draft pick Evan Fournier
- 2012 Summer League Statistics – Evan Fournier
- 2013 Summer League Statistics – Evan Fournier
- Denver Nuggets Exercise Options On Faried, Fournier
- Magic Trade Afflalo; Acquire Fournier and Marble
- Magic trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets
- Magic Exercise Contract Options on Fournier, Harkless, Nicholson and Oladipo
- Fournier's career-high 28 lead Magic over Knicks
- "Fournier & France Win FIBA World Cup Bronze Medal". MagicBasketballOnline.com. September 13, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- "FRANCE SUFFOCATE RUSSIA TO WIN BRONZE". FIBAEurope.com. July 24, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "SERBIA HOLD OFF FRANCE TO WIN TITLE". FIBAEurope.com. August 2, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- Beeken, Walker (April 13, 2011). "Nike Hoop Summit Scouting Reports: International Guards/Wings". DraftExpress.com. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "Trophées LNB: Kunter et Fournier récompensés". Sports.fr (in French). May 14, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "MVP MIROTIC LEADS ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM". FIBAEurope.com. July 24, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "KANTER NAMED MVP". FIBAEurope.com. August 2, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- LNB.fr Profile (French)
- DraftExpress.com Profile