The new BBC playmaker Nyon did not shine in the victory against Neuchâtel on Saturday. But he has already made himself indispensable.
Saturday, 6.30 p.m. The second half of the game between BBC Nyon and Union Neuchâtel is announced when we meet Jérémy Jaunin in the bowels of the Rock. Instinctively, the recruit from Nyon loose. “I messed up my start to the match, I was too stressed.”
Man of two clubs (Geneva Lions and Friborg Olympic) so far, the playmaker knew he was expected for his first outing with the formation of the Odds, he who left the Apple tree this summer in search of responsibilities after playing the understudy role since the start of his career in Switzerland. And the least we can write is that he showed a certain nervousness. “Jfelt like a 12 year old kid playing in front of an audience for the first time. I wanted so much make a good impression for my first here that I got too mis pressure», Explained Jérémy Jaunin, after the victory against Neuchâtel (80-71).
A quick glance at the statistics sheet could suggest a poor performance on his part: 5 points, 1 in 6 shooting (including 0/5 behind the arc), 2 stray balls and no assist in 32 minutes spent on the floor. No foolishness, we grant you. Except that the pocket leader (1m70) finished this meeting against Union with a differential of +27, the best of his team. “I dwelled too much on the fact that I had to score 10 to 15 points per game and make assists. I have to stay in what I can do: be sure of the lead, make the guys play and do everything to contribute to thea victory of my team. I did not have an extraordinary match this evening (editor’s note: hismI know) mback guys did a great job.»
Obviously happy with this first victory in the SB League, Stefan Ivanovic, the new coach of BBC Nyon, did not want to dwell too much on the figures of his summer recruit. “We absolutely wanted to bring him home so that he could be a leader, the guarantor of the tempo of our attack. I am calm when he has the ball in his hands and in defense, he is always on the cleat. He’s going to be a key player for us this season. It’s normal to have a surplus of tension for the first game, he wanted to prove a little more. He missed a few shots but I think he had to take them. Because the important thing is to play as fair as possible. “
His first official outing with his new jersey finally behind him, Jérémy Jaunin will be able to move on. “If we also win in Lugano next Sunday, we will have really got off to an ideal start. I think we can create nice surprises this season.»