Juhann Begarin

French basketball player (born 2002)
Juhann Begarin
Begarin with Paris Basketball in 2021
No. 23 – Nanterre 92
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (2002-08-07) 7 August 2002 (age 21)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Listed height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2021: 2nd round, 45th overall pick
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–2023Paris Basketball
2023–presentNanterre 92
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Juhann Mathieu Begarin (born 7 August 2002) is a French professional basketball player for Nanterre 92 of the LNB Pro A.

Early life and career

Begarin was born and raised in the French overseas region of Guadeloupe in the Southern Caribbean.[1] He initially tried to register to play football, but when he could not find the coach, he decided to play basketball. He played for Baie-Mahault BC and then ASC Ban-E-Lot, winning multiple regional titles in his age group.[2]

Begarin moved to Corbeil-Essonnes, a suburb of Paris, with his family when he was 16 years old to pursue a basketball career. He joined INSEP, a prestigious sports institute in Paris, and played for affiliated club Centre Fédéral in the Nationale Masculine 1 (NM1), the third-tier league of France.[1] In the 2018–19 season, Begarin averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and two steals per game in the NM1. In February 2019, he averaged 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament Kaunas.[1] In June 2019, Begarin was named most valuable player of the Basketball Without Borders Europe camp in Riga, Latvia.[3] Later in the month, he parted ways with Centre Fédéral.[4]

Professional career

Paris Basketball (2019–2023)

On 8 July 2019, Begarin signed with Paris Basketball of the LNB Pro B.[5] He made his debut on 11 October 2019, scoring seven points in a 70–68 win over Fos Provence.[6] In the 2019–20 season, Begarin averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.[7] In the following season, he averaged 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, helping his team earn promotion to the LNB Pro A.[8] On 20 August 2021, it was announced he would return to Paris.[9] In 29 games for the 2021–2022 season playing for Paris Basketball of the LNB Pro A Begarin maintained per game averages of 11.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks over a 28-minute average. Begarin shot 43.2% on FG's which breaks down to 51.2% on 2pt shots, and 30.9% on 3pt shots, along with 56.3% from the free throw line.

Nanterre 92 (2023–present)

On 8 June 2023, Begarin signed a two-year deal with Nanterre 92.[10]

NBA draft rights

In July 2021, Begarin was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 45th overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft.[11] He played for the Celtics in the 2021 NBA Summer League.[12]

National team career

Begarin played for France at the 2018 FIBA U16 European Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia. He averaged 15.6 points, three rebounds and 2.3 steals per game, leading his team to fourth place.[13] Bégarin represented France at the 2019 FIBA U18 European Championship in Volos, Greece, where he averaged 7.9 points, three rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. He played alongside Malcolm Cazalon and helped his team to a fifth-place finish.[14]

Personal life

Begarin's older brother, Jessie, has played basketball professionally in France, including in the LNB Pro A, the first-tier league.[15] Both of his parents played and coached basketball in Guadeloupe.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Hein, David (11 February 2019). "CFBB's Begarin has come a long way since leaving home". Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b Daveau, Romain (29 November 2019). "Juhann Begarin, l'immensurable force tranquille" (in French). sportmag.fr. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  3. ^ Pantel-Jouve, Gabriel (12 June 2019). "Juhann Begarin élu MVP du Basketball Without Borders Europe camp" (in French). BeBasket. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. ^ Pantel-Jouve, Gabriel (14 June 2019). "Juhann Begarin, un prospect de premier rang mondial au Paris Basketball" (in French). BeBasket. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  5. ^ Lesage, Julien (8 July 2019). "Pro B: Talent du Parisien, Juhann Bégarin signe à Paris". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Oct 11, 2019 - Paris Basketball 70 at Fos Sur Mer 68". RealGM. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  7. ^ Fouqs, Danny (23 August 2020). "Business : Juhann Begarin dans une publicité pour Intersport". Basket-BallWorld.fr (in French). Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  8. ^ Mauplat, Julien (30 June 2021). "Prospect Draft 2021 : Juhann Bégarin, flashé à 200 sur l'échelle de la hype". Inside Basket (in French). Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  9. ^ Kwesi O'Mard, Marcus (20 August 2021). "Juhann Begarin, Celtics Draft Pick, Returns To France For 2021-22 Season". NESN.com. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Juhann Begarin est Nanterrien !". Nanterre92.com (in French). 8 June 2023. Retrieved 11 June 2023.
  11. ^ "Celtics Select 18-Year-Old French Guard Juhann Begarin at No. 45". Boston Celtics.
  12. ^ "Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Aug 8, 2021 Box Scores". www.nba.com. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  13. ^ Wawrzyńczuk, Bronisław (17 September 2018). "FIBA U16 Highlights: Juhann Begarin". Eurospects. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Dynamic duo with Begarin instead of Three Musketeers for France star Cazalon". FIBA. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  15. ^ Lacoste, Alex (24 October 2017). "Jessie Begarin, les chemins de traverse" (in French). BeBasket. Retrieved 14 October 2019.

External links

  • Paris Basketball profile
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