For his debut abroad, the nugget Rayan Rupert signs a madness!


Expected in the first round of the 2023 Draft, Rayan Rupert already has a certain reputation in France, and is trying to extend it internationally. Having left for New Zealand this summer, the young French talent has already stood out there with a big streak!

The successful passages of Ousmane Dieng and Hugo Besson on the spot undoubtedly gave him ideas. Former resident of INSEP, where he was able to display the extent of his talent over the last four years, Rayan Rupert decided to export himself one year before his potential NBA draft. He has thus decided to follow in the footsteps of his two French counterparts, and to sign in New Zealand, where he already stands out.

Prodigy Rayan Rupert delights in NBL pre-season

New Breakers player, Rupert has just started the Blitz pre-season tournament with his team. Opposed to the Brisbane Bullets of Aron Baynes, the international U18 tricolor showed no apprehension for his first in front of the local public. Coming off the bench, he notably signed a beautiful sequence, allowing him to score 5 points in the space of… 12 seconds!

Big 3-point shot on the head of his defender, interception in the hands of the opponent, then big dunk to wrap it all up: Rupert definitely knows how to make an impression. He will undoubtedly have to reproduce this kind of sequences in the weeks to come to scratch a place in the five major, and conquer the observers. The latter, despite some comments on its areas of progress, want to be enthusiastic:

Rayan Rupert finished his game with 12 points, 3 steals, 2 losses on the ball, 2 3-point shots and good readings as a passer. He shot some tough floaters and made too many stupid fouls (5 personal fouls). He still has to get used to the physical aspect of the pro environment, but the foundations are there. His defensive potential is frightening.

A few days before the start of the NBL season, Rayan Rupert is starting to make a name for himself in the Australian landscape, which is all good news. Let’s hope that he hatches there quickly, and that his season will allow him to realize his NBA dream!



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