Bridgewater Makes Immediate Impact

By Renaldo Dorsett

Monday, September 14, 2020

#DOMNICK Bridgewater is having an immediate impact in his progression to France’s Nationale Masculine 2 (NM2) League.

#Bridgewater finished with 10 points in his regular season debut to lead Sapela Basket 13 to an 87-72 win over La Ravoire Challes Basket.

#Bridgewater, a member of the For-Sur-Mer Provence Byers Club, was placed on loan to Sapela Basket 13 this offseason and his promotion to NM2 is the highest of his career thus far.

#In preseason matchups for Sapela against the Byers and St Valliers thus far, Bridgewater has seen substantial playing time at point guard. It has been a seamless transition to the professional level for the 20-year-old Bridgewater after standout seasons as a member of the Byers’ Epoirs (Junior League – U21) and NM3 League teams.

#“We are pleased to be able to official the loan of our young leader Bahamian, Domnick R Bridgewater,” the Byers said in the official announcement. “Domnick will be able to complete his training in NM2 under the orders of the former assistant of Giuitta Rémi, Alexandre Casimiri.”

#In March 2019, an 18-year-old Bridgewater made history when he became the first Bahamian player to make the jump straight from high school to the professional basketball ranks when he signed a junior pro contract with the Byers. He spent his first season as a member of the club’s Epoirs (Junior League – U21).

#In 28 games, he averaged 15.7 points, 4.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.

#After a promising start to his second season in the U-21 ranks, he was made eligible to the A roster with a call up to participate in the LNB Pro B Leaders Cup. The team was eliminated in the semifinals to Nancy.

#At the time of his call up, Bridgewater dominated the NM3 league at 23.7 points and 7.5 assists per game.

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