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Re: Welcome to Virtual Boston, Juhann Begarin! 

Post#221 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Sun Dec 5, 2021 8:55 pm

Tough game for Paris Basketball against JL Bourg where they got predictably blown out. Due to multiple injuries, they only had 7 pro players available. It was so bad that they had to give minutes to 16-year old Diadet. Due to the circumstances I don't think there's much to takeaway from the game.
Anyway here are Begarin's highlights:
And the boxscore : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23907
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Post#222 » by Hal14 » Mon Dec 6, 2021 6:16 pm

Smart2Nesmith43 wrote:Tough game for Paris Basketball against JL Bourg where they got predictably blown out. Due to multiple injuries, they only had 7 pro players available. It was so bad that they had to give minutes to 16-year old Diadet. Due to the circumstances I don't think there's much to takeaway from the game.
Anyway here are Begarin's highlights:
And the boxscore : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23907

Lots of really good plays from Begarin in that game. Looks like a baller for real. Really liked that behind the back move to get by the defender in the open court after hustling for the loose ball. Some nice steals too.

Unfortunately, he went 0/3 from 3 point range and is now down to 30% from 3 on the season after shooting 36.4% last season. He was playing in a weaker league last season, but he was also only 18 yrs old and now he's 19..
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Post#223 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:42 am

Another big loss for Paris against Le Portel who were just insanely hot from three (10/21). The boxscore doesn't look great for Begarin and he couldn't make a jumper all night but there were two big positives. First it's that he actually got to handle the ball and create a little bit in the halfcourt. Considering Paris had their full complement of ballhandlers that might continue in future games. He did a pretty good jobs of finding teammates even if his delivery still lags behind his vision (but that's easier to fix than the other way around). Unfortunately nobody was hitting anything against Le Portel's zone so his assist numbers won't jump out. He was a bit loose with his handles at times and he couldn't get to the rim with O'Quinn and Kamagate just clogging the pain. But overall there's progress in the halfcourt.

Second and most impressive was his defense. Just an amazing performance. I don't know how he was only credited with only one steal that's some creative accounting right there. On top of that he had at least half a dozen deflections. Unfortunately, most of those were recovered by Le Portel and resulted in three pointers (at least three or four, really bad luck). He had a couple nice emergency rotations at the rim to prevent layups too. He also had his matchup shook, there was one time where he forced an airball on an iso and another where he forced a travel with an amazing closeout (pretty funny play actually, the Portel player rose up, was about to pull the trigger, saw Begarin about to send his shot into the second row and was like nah I'm good, I'll just take the turnover).

His best play of the game came after Kamagate made a free throw, he stole the inbounds pass, fed Kamagate underneath who immediately got two extra free throws out of it.

The boxscore (which really doesn't tell the whole story this time): https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23919
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Post#224 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:48 pm

Just a bad game for Begarin last week-end. It got so bad that he was benched to start the second half. Burn the tape and move on. I mean you can't fault the effort when he's still diving for loose balls down 23 with 20 seconds left in the game but the execution was really off (though to be fair that was true for the entire team). The only play that stood out was a nice pull up three in the second half and if he can start making those regularly that can seriously raise his ceiling. He needs to start hitting his free throws though.

The box score : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23930
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Post#225 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:48 pm

Couldn't watch Begarin's last game but the boxscore looked nice. 5/6 from the floor (2/2 from three), another couple steals, three assists, only one turonver. I like that he played 37 out 40 possible minutes. For a teenager playing in a professional league that's pretty impressive.

His team started the game on a 39-8 run :o

The boxscore : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23938
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Post#226 » by playa-hater » Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:21 am

Smart2Nesmith43 wrote:Couldn't watch Begarin's last game but the boxscore looked nice. 5/6 from the floor (2/2 from three), another couple steals, three assists, only one turonver. I like that he played 37 out 40 possible minutes. For a teenager playing in a professional league that's pretty impressive.

His team started the game on a 39-8 run :o

The boxscore : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23938


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Post#227 » by Elrod is Back » Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:00 pm

I agree! Thank you.
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Post#228 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:13 pm

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Well unfortunately there won't be any updates for a couple weeks as Begarin has tested positive for Covid.The most important thing is obviously that he makes a full recovery and there is no good time to catch that disease but it's still an unfortunate timing as he missed the game against his brother's team and he was supposed to play in the all star game today.
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Post#229 » by Parliament10 » Sun Jan 2, 2022 6:53 pm

Smart2Nesmith43 wrote:
playa-hater wrote:even if no one else acknowledges you posts, I appreciate your work. keep them coming please.

Well unfortunately there won't be any updates for a couple weeks as Begarin has tested positive for Covid.The most important thing is obviously that he makes a full recovery and there is no good time to catch that disease but it's still an unfortunate timing as he missed the game against his brother's team and he was supposed to play in the all star game today.

That's too bad, that he had to give up the All-Star Game. Hope that he Recovers from COVID soon.
He's still listed as an All-Star though, right?
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Post#230 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Wed Jan 5, 2022 4:14 pm

I believe so. It should be noted though that it's not nearly as relevant as becoming an all star in the NBA in the sense that it's not a career achievement that guys are aiming for. To be blunt, the real career achievement for players in the french league is to become good enough to leave it for a better league. So nobody really keeps track of the number of appearances in the all star game for historical purposes and stuff like that. The real reward is actually playing the game against the top competition in the league and in front of the biggest crowd they'll see all year (and they obviously put on a show but they legit play with a real basketball score at the end, it's not the dunkfest of the NBA). For those that want to look for a silver lining, he did inadvertenly save his knees from the pounding of a dunk contest so there's that.
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Post#231 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:40 am

Paris Basketball signed Axel Toupane for the rest of the season. Solid defensive wing that never quite made enough shots to stick in the NBA (for reference he was the 15th man on the Bucks last year when they won the title). So it's going to be interesting to see how that will impact Begarin's playing time going forward (right now he's sidelined with covid so he'll make his debut later).

But for now, it's mainly good news as Begarin's back from covid and back in the starting lineup. I missed the first quarter but Begarin had 7 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in the period so he must have been pretty good. In the second quarter, Limoges kept trying to put a full court press on Paris and Begarin kept blowing by his man to turn those possessions into transition opportunities. He nailed a pull up three too.

Paris completely fell apart in the third (9points scored and 11 turnovers in a 10 minute quarter isn't ideal). They couldn't get a stop during Begarin's rest and O'Quinn had a terrible all around performance (zero intenisty defensively, half a dozen turnovers trying to thread the needle like he's Jokic which he obviously isn't, dumb shots). So yeah Begarin wasn't the main culprit but he certainly didn't help, getting beat backdoor twice, airballing a layup in transition (I guess the ball just slipped out of his hands, we didn't get a replay) and missing the half court heave at the end of the quarter though that's obviously more understandable.

He was much better in the fourth by forcing four turnovers on defense. The highlight of the lot came when he was under the basket and a player from Limoges was cutting after an offensive rebound and Begarin managed to somehow both deter the layup and intercept the kick out. Offensively, he made a catch and shoot three and had an and one on a putback. He also had a nice possession where he got the rebound, pushed the ball down the court, collapsed the defense and then hit his teammate in the corner for a wide open three. He finished the game by dunking on the last possession instead of letting the clock run out. Some will probably consider it bad etiquette but it's pretty consistent with the fact that he's played hard to the final whistle in every game and I can't get mad about that.

The boxscore : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23955
19 points on 8/12 shooting including 3/5 from beyond the arc (3/4 really since there's an end of quarter heave in there), 3 offensive boards, 3 assists, 3 steals but 2 turnovers and only 2/5 from the line (gotta make those freebies)
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Post#232 » by Hal14 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:12 pm

Smart2Nesmith43 wrote:Paris Basketball signed Axel Toupane for the rest of the season. Solid defensive wing that never quite made enough shots to stick in the NBA (for reference he was the 15th man on the Bucks last year when they won the title). So it's going to be interesting to see how that will impact Begarin's playing time going forward (right now he's sidelined with covid so he'll make his debut later).

But for now, it's mainly good news as Begarin's back from covid and back in the starting lineup. I missed the first quarter but Begarin had 7 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in the period so he must have been pretty good. In the second quarter, Limoges kept trying to put a full court press on Paris and Begarin kept blowing by his man to turn those possessions into transition opportunities. He nailed a pull up three too.

Paris completely fell apart in the third (9points scored and 11 turnovers in a 10 minute quarter isn't ideal). They couldn't get a stop during Begarin's rest and O'Quinn had a terrible all around performance (zero intenisty defensively, half a dozen turnovers trying to thread the needle like he's Jokic which he obviously isn't, dumb shots). So yeah Begarin wasn't the main culprit but he certainly didn't help, getting beat backdoor twice, airballing a layup in transition (I guess the ball just slipped out of his hands, we didn't get a replay) and missing the half court heave at the end of the quarter though that's obviously more understandable.

He was much better in the fourth by forcing four turnovers on defense. The highlight of the lot came when he was under the basket and a player from Limoges was cutting after an offensive rebound and Begarin managed to somehow both deter the layup and intercept the kick out. Offensively, he made a catch and shoot three and had an and one on a putback. He also had a nice possession where he got the rebound, pushed the ball down the court, collapsed the defense and then hit his teammate in the corner for a wide open three. He finished the game by dunking on the last possession instead of letting the clock run out. Some will probably consider it bad etiquette but it's pretty consistent with the fact that he's played hard to the final whistle in every game and I can't get mad about that.

The boxscore : https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23955
19 points on 8/12 shooting including 3/5 from beyond the arc (3/4 really since there's an end of quarter heave in there), 3 offensive boards, 3 assists, 3 steals but 2 turnovers and only 2/5 from the line (gotta make those freebies)

Nice. Overall sounds like a solid game. 19 points is one of his high point totals of the season. Really good efficiency with 8/12 FG and 3/4 from 3 (not counting the half court heave). Sounds like he played hard and played solid D.

Thanks for the updates!
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Post#233 » by Dogen » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:53 am

I miss the videos...
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Post#234 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:28 am

Dogen wrote:I miss the videos...

I hear you but I don't have the skills to make highlight videos so I'm dependent on what gets posted on youtube before reporting back here. I couldn't find anything on his games against Le Portel and Strasbourg.

His last game before Covid:


His first game back:

(so I saw he was bringing the ball up for the last possession and since I expected Paris to just let the shotclock expire, I started typing the report and I was a bit surprised to hear the commentators go crazy about a Begarin dunk. What happened is Allman started freelancing and Begarin actually had a putback dunk. If I somewhat misrepresented the posession in my last post as Begarin just waltzing down the lane while nobody else was playing. My bad :oops: I'll wait until the final whistle next time).
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Post#235 » by Hal14 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:43 pm

Smart2Nesmith43 wrote:
Dogen wrote:I miss the videos...

I hear you but I don't have the skills to make highlight videos so I'm dependent on what gets posted on youtube before reporting back here. I couldn't find anything on his games against Le Portel and Strasbourg.

His last game before Covid:


His first game back:

(so I saw he was bringing the ball up for the last possession and since I expected Paris to just let the shotclock expire, I started typing the report and I was a bit surprised to hear the commentators go crazy about a Begarin dunk. What happened is Allman started freelancing and Begarin actually had a putback dunk. If I somewhat misrepresented the posession in my last post as Begarin just waltzing down the lane while nobody else was playing. My bad :oops: I'll wait until the final whistle next time).

Damn, looks like our guy Begarin was balling out this game (1st game back after COVID). Love the cutting. And love the shooting from 3, he hits a corner catch and shoot 3 and a nice step back 3 where he used the step back move to create some good separation.
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Post#236 » by Smart2Nesmith43 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:40 pm

Big game and win aginst Boulogne-Levallois (14 wins-2 defeats prior to the game, first place in the league, number 1 ranked offense, coached by Vincent Collet who's also the french national team coach, also a regional rivalry as Boulogne and Levallois are two parisian suburbs). Not the best start for Begarin as he clanked a pull up from mid range on the first possession of the game. He also turned the ball over after being double teamed and trying a needlessly complicated pass to get out of it. He had the play of the first quarter when he rotated over and blocked the Boulogne center dunk attempt. He kept the ball inbounds and tried to hit Sleva in transition for the layup but the ball was just in front and it resulted in a turnover.

In his second stint, Begarin ran a nice pick and pop with O'Quinn and found him wide open for three. Unfortunately O'Quinn missed. After a missed contested pull up three, Begarin had his fist basket in transition with the and one. Made his next shot too by driving a closeout and getting all the way to the rim.

The second half started with a funny play. Begarin tried to fight through a screen by an interior from Boulogne and ended up putting him on the ground. For some reason the referees didn't signal for a foul so the guy from Boulogne got mad and fouled Begarin the second Paris Basketball got the ball back. Begarin missed a corner three pointer then did the Pritchard special by stepping out of bounds for absolutely no reason. Finally had a catch and shoot three drop then recovered a loose ball and immediately dished the ball to an open teammate for the assist on the transition three. Played an iso where he got from the three point line to the rim after a series of crossover but he missed the layup.

In the beginning of the fourth, Begarin pulled down a nice rebound in traffic and had a quick pass ahead which turned into a hockey assist on a Kamagate dunk. He also had a nice assist in transition. He drew a foul and two free throw after a nice cut from the corner. Unfortunately he didn't play in the money time but considering how shaky Paris was closing out the game the coach might not want to repeat that experience. To be fair, with Toupane's first game and Kamagate's foul trouble I don't think he played the rotations he wanted to.

The boxscore: https://www.lnb.fr/elite/game-center-resume/?id=23964
Could easily have been better, he was a bit unlucky as he had four or five deflections that could have turned into steals if his team had recovered the ball. So instead it's the first time all season he'll finish the game with no recorded steal.

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