|No. 9 – CSKA Moscow|
|League||VTB United League
July 24, 1992 |
|Listed height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||90 kg (198 lb)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Léo Joseph Paul Westermann (born July 24, 1992) is a French professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in), he plays at the point guard position. He also represents the French national basketball team.
Westermann started his professional career in 2008, playing for Centre Fédéral de Basketball at the Nationale Masculine 1, the third division of French basketball. He played for Centre Fed for two seasons, averaging 10.1 points, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 48 games.
He signed with ASVEL Basket in 2010. He stayed there for two seasons, playing in the French Pro A and EuroCup. In 2012, Westermann was selected to play for the World Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. He left the team just few hours before he signed a contract with different team.
On July 2, 2012, it was reported that Westermann signed a three-year contract with Partizan. He was one of the candidates for the prestigious award EuroLeague Rising Star, which eventually went to Kostas Papanikolaou. In his first season, he averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in the EuroLeague. In the ABA League, Westermann helped his team to win the title, averaging 6.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28 games. In November's away game against CSKA Moscow, he tore his ACL on his knee, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season. As the result of the injury, Partizan had to find a replacement for him in Milenko Tepić, a former member of the team.
Barcelona / Limoges
On July 17, 2014, Barcelona acquired the player rights of Westermann. On July 25, 2014, he was loaned to the French EuroLeague team Limoges CSP for one season. Over 10 EuroLeague games, he averaged 7.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, a career-high 4.3 assists, and 1.3 steal per game. On July 11, 2015, Westermann signed a one-year extension, with the option of another year, with Limoges.
On May 30, 2016, Westermann signed a one-year contract, with the possibility to extend it for one more year, with Žalgiris Kaunas. Over 30 EuroLeague games, he averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 0.5 steals per game.
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Westermann won a silver medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. Westermann also played at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he helped France to win a bronze medal. At the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, Westermann won the silver medal, and was named the tournament's MVP. He was on the senior French national basketball team's candidate list to compete at the EuroBasket 2013, but unlike his teammate in Partizan Belgrade, Joffrey Lauvergne, he did not make it onto France's final 12-man squad for the tournament.
He played at EuroBasket 2015.
- "ASVEL tabs Tillie, Westermann". euroleague.net. May 26, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "World Team's Leo Westermann Follows In Hero's Footsteps". usabasketball.com. April 4, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Leo Westermann leaves ASVEL Villeurbanne". Sportando. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- "Partizan mt:s picks up promising guard Westermann". euroleague.net. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Trio iz Partizana i Nedović kandidati za "Zvezdu u usponu"". sport.blic.rs. Tanjug. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- Ostojić, Aca. "Partizan NIS loses Westermann to knee injury". euroleague.net. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- "Leo Westermann confirmed he has torn his ACL". Sportando. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- Vrakela, S. "Tepić se vraća kući". ALO! (in Serbian). Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- "FC Barcelona acquires Leo Westermann's rights". sportando.com. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "Léo Westermann au Limoges CSP". limogescsp.com (in French). Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "Limoges re-signs point guard Westermann". euroleague.net. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "Zalgiris inks playmaker Westermann". Euroleague. May 30, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
- "CSKA brings in point guard Westermann". Euroleague.net. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- "Serbia Hold Off France To Win Title". fibaeurope.com. August 2, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "France Suffocate Russia To Win Bronze". fibaeurope.com. July 24, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Westermann Heads All Tournament Team". fibaeurope.com. July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- Dimitrijević, M. "Vesterman otpao sa spiska, Lovernj igra na Eurobasketu". sport.blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 31 December 2013.
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