The 2023 NBA Draft will definitely have a strong French accent. In addition to the prodigy Victor Wembanyama, expected in the first choice, we should indeed find there Bilal Coulibaly, Rayan Rupert and Sidy Cissoko. And there will be Nadir Hifi, too. The young (20-year-old) back from Portel confirms this Friday on social networks that he is running, he who signed a 39-point card in 2022-23: "It's something every basketball player dreams of and I don't never thought it could be mine one day. But with hard work and dedication anything is possible. I'm very proud to announce that I'm running for the NBA Draft!"
Remember that the Draft will take place on June 22, in New York. Players have until June 12 to withdraw their names. Idir is cited as a potential choice in the second round, which does not scare the person concerned. "It can be a springboard, and it's a new challenge for me that wasn't necessarily expected," he told L'Équipe.
And to add: "I know that I will have to make my place - as always in my career (smile) -, go to the United States and prove my worth because I am not the tallest, the longest, the most athletic . However, I think that I have many qualities. In the second round of this year, I see myself as maybe the best, and I also feel above some players announced in the first round. But I am aware that everything is also a question of circumstances, that there are certain things that we do not control, that it is in the United States and that it is a business. But give me some time - half a workout might be enough - and I'm sure I can show some great things." Hifi has averaged 17.2 points and 3.3 assists since the start of the season with Le Portel.