Out of the top 4 of Betclic Élite at mid-season, Asvel expected a perilous draw in the quarter-finals of the Leaders Cup, back on the program for the season for the first time since 2020. The French champion in title was not disappointed. Nando De Colo and his teammates will challenge Boulogne-Levallois, led by Victor Wembanyama, on Friday February 17 at 9 p.m., in Saint-Chamond (Loire).
The second clash of the season between the Rhodaniens and the “Mets” after that of January 9 in the Championship (84-83). It had been won by the Ile-de-France residents on a victorious tap-dunk from “Wemby”, against his former club.
Holder of the title, in February 2020 when the competition was organized at Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée), Dijon will be opposed to Limoges. Three years ago, the JDA, then trained by Laurent Legname, had disposed of Asvel in the final (77-69) to win its first trophy since the Coupe de France 2006. Leader of the Championship, Monaco will face Bourg-en-Bresse.
The Roca Team, in contention for a second consecutive qualification in the Euroleague play-offs, hopes to resume its beautiful history with the competition. Yakuba Ouattara and his teammates have won it three times (2016, 2017, 2018). A record co-held with Le Mans since the creation of the competition in 1988. Les Manceaux will face Cholet, third in the Championship, in a derby. The semi-finals and the final will take place on Saturday and Sunday.