LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne has hired veteran point guard Antoine Diot to spearhead its return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with a new three-year contract. Diot (1.93 meters, 30 years old) returns home to France after spending the last four years with Valencia Basket in Spain, winning the 7DAYS EuroCup title in the last one.
That is added to his 2016-17 Spanish League title with Valencia, as well as a gold medal in the 2013 EuroBasket with France and bronze at the next year's World Cup. Diot has 32 previous games of EuroLeague experience, as a teenager with Le Mans between 2007 and 2009, and then during the 2013-14 season for Strasbourg, with career averages of 4.3 points and 2.5 assists. He has played another seven seasons in the EuroCup with those teams and Valencia before winning the title this spring, with career averages of 8.8 points and 2.7 assists.