The Return: Brock Motum is back in the EuroLeague
After yet another disappointing Boomers omission and a tough year in Turkey, Brock Motum is back showing flashes of his expertise in the EuroLeague.
While the Boomers were celebrating a historical campaign in Tokyo, Brock Motum was fighting for his EuroLeague life in Italy.
The 31 year old stretch four endured a tumultuous relegation fight with the Turkish Galatasaray last season, which was far from a permissible outcome for the powerhouse club.
After a quick escape from Istanbul, Motum signed for the rest of the 2020/21 season with Parisian side Nanterre 92 in a push to cement his pre-Olympic form, ahead of an ensuing Boomers training camp for Tokyo 2020.
Despite shooting north of 50 per cent from three during 41 games in France and Turkey, and being one of the few in the extended roster to have fronted an Olympic campaign before, Motum found himself on the cutting room floor, the same place he was at in 2019, in preparation for the world championships.
Motum’s 2020/21 campaign was his first year without playing in the EuroLeague since returning to the continent in 2015. A sour experience with Spanish side Valencia the year prior, after multiple seasons of success in Istanbul, triggered something of a rebuild in the stretch four’s career, which he found back in Turkey.
However, after another cruel omission from the national team, Motum left America for Europe again, hoping to find a pathway back to the top of the continent. And after a lot of work, he did.
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