The LDLC ASVEL club and JL Bourg have agreed to loan the 18-year-old young player for next season. Already announced at the next Draft 2024, Zaccharie Risacher has chosen the Bressan project to continue its development.
As Victor Wembanyama before him, Zaccharie Risacher leaves ASVEL at 18 and especially one year from the Draft to progress individually. He will continue his career in Bourg-en-Bresse. As stated by his new club, “the prospects for progression within the framework of the sporting objectives of the JL correspond completely to the ambitions of this talented young player”.
“The JL project is the one that inspired me the most. It seemed to me to be the best choice at that time in my young career. For the project already then it is an environment which is not unknown to me, it is a club against which I play since very small and I even made the school of the leaders in U13.»
Phenomenon of precocity, Zaccharie crossed the levels very quickly. From his first Cadets year, the Lyonnais evolved with the Espoirs of his club and took the opportunity to glean his first national Trophies but also his first professional appearances. At just under 17, in February 2022, he had his first Euroleague start against Anadolu Istanbul, making him the youngest Frenchman to start a match at Europe’s top level.
This season with the ASVEL pros, he came into play 16 times on the court in the league and 18 in the Euroleague. His performances also opened the doors to the Nike Hoop Summit in April 2023, selections with the French Youth Teams. At the U17 World Cup in Spain last September, he greatly contributed to the great collective performance of the Blues, with a Bronze medal at stake. Seven high-level games during which the French winger showed all the impact he could have on the game, 10.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 ists and 14.9 rating. He will play this summer the U19 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary at the end of June.
The young tricolor has already communicated his objectives for next year: “For me next year, the objective is to play at the top of the Betclic Elite table and to go as far as possible in Europe. And personally, to ert myself as a professional player, to progress, always with the aim of rendering service to the team. did he declare.