23 points and nine assists for Domnick Bridgewater


DOMNICK Bridgewater in action.


Tribune Sports Reporter


DOMNICK Bridgewater returned to pro basketball in the French Nationale Masculine 2 League on what seemed like a moment’s notice, but it took little time for the young point guard to display midseason form.

Bridgewater finished with 23 points and nine assists for US Avignon Pontet Basket in an 88-83 loss to La Ravoire Challes on October 9.

This marks the third season for the 22-year-old guard in France’s NM2 League. Originally a member of the FOS-Sur- Mer Byers of the Pro B League, the team placed Bridgewater on loan to Sapela Basket 13 for a late 2020 playoff run. Although his time with the team came to an early end due to COVID-19, he went on to receive a promotion in the Byers’ system with the Pro B team.

He averaged 16.7 points and 10.4 assists per game with three double doubles in four games. He returned to Sapela for a full campaign the following season.

The following season, Bridgewater led Sapela Basket 13 club to the Coupe de Provence title. He finished with 17 points and six assists in the finale. He led the team in scoring at 18.3 points per game and recorded three double doubles.

The first Bahamian to sign a professional basketball contract straight out of high school, Bridgewater spent his first season as a member of the Byers’ 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 U21 ranks, he was made eligible to the A roster with a call up to participate in the LNB Pro B Leaders Cup. At the time of his call up, Bridgewater dominated the NM3 league at 23.7 points and 7.5 assists per game.

“God has placed me in this route, so I’m pretty pleased about it,” Bridgewater told Tribune Sports. “I’m enjoying it because my ultimate goal is to get to the highest level that I can get, whether it’s here in France or wherever I end up playing. I have to learn the plays and get used to the guys on the team. I’m confident that I will be able to step right in and make my presence felt.”

Over the course of the summer, Bridgewater made another appearance with the senior men’s national team at the FIBA World Cup ‘23 Qualifiers.

He also joined Raw Talent Elite to help lead his club to a historic win to open the 2022 Summer of Thunder series against NCAA teams.

He finished with 12 points and six rebounds but it was his trio of clutch free throws down the stretch that sealed a 66-64 win over the University of South Alabama Jaguars on July 31 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.


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