Trained at INSEP, France’s main basketball player academy, Bokolo is a great athlete with a very good work ethic.
In the fall of 2004, it was a bit of a surprise when the then 19-year-old made the final cut of the National Team for the Qualifying Round of EuroBasket 2005.
His refreshing, hard working and fearless attitude impressed the coaching staff and he almost doubled his stats for his club the following season (7.3 ppg).
As a result, he won a spot on the national team for the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Bokolo also won the French League with Le Mans in 2005-06, but has struggled over the last few years.
A great defensive player, Bokolo is still learning to be an effective playmaker and needs to work on his outside shot.
Much more effective these past two years with Gravelines (9.9 points and 4.0 assists per game), this former NBA prospect seems to have got his career going the right way again after a couple of disappointing years.
In this team, he should be only used in some defensive missions but his versatility between the 1 and 2 positions can be of a great help for coach Collet.