Basketball: Monaco’s Kemba Walker hoping to “increase the notoriety” of the Euroleague

Kemba Walker in training with AS Monaco Basket

Kemba Walker is a man on a mission. The American is the blockbuster signing of the summer for AS Monaco Basketball, with whom he is looking to “increase the notoriety” of the Euroleague. 

Walker, who has featured in the NBA All-Star game on four occasions, became arguably the biggest signing in the Roca Team’s history earlier this summer. His arrival at the Principality club will not only be of benefit to Monaco, who will have designs on winning the Euroleague this season but also to European basketball in its entirety.

That is at least the intention of Walker, who having arrived in Monaco, has stated a desire to grow the European game. “I hope I can increase the notoriety of the Euroleague, to increase the style of play and just build it up more,” Walker told AS Monaco Basektball’s social channels.

“What better place to be than Monaco.”

Walker’s arrival at Monaco is indicative of Monaco’s new prominence on the European scene. In just nine years, the Roca Team has gone from toiling in the third division of French basketball to reaching the Euroleague Final Four.

“It’s a big step. Something different. I’m just looking forward to the opportunity. I just want to play basketball and what better place to be than Monaco? It’s going to be fun times,” said the American.

Currently in Bormio, the Roca Team are preparing another run at the Euroleague title. Walker could be the final piece in an expensively assembled puzzle at Monaco.


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