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Former Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey takes his game to the Riviera

Former Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey will take his game to the south of France. (Fred Beckham / Associated Press)
Former Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey will take his game to the south of France. (Fred Beckham / Associated Press)

A guy could do a lot worse than chase his dreams in the south of France.

That’s where former Eastern Washington star Tyler Harvey finds himself after signing this week with the Antibes Sharks of the French league.

Harvey played for Manital Torino in the top Italian league, averaging 11.3 points while playing 27 minutes a game.

The French league is considered comparable to the Italian, but for the 24-year-old Harvey, the scenery will be an improvement from the industrial city of Turin.

Antibes, is located smack in the middle of the French Riviera, halfway between Cannes and Nice.

The season begins Sept. 22.

Harvey led the NCAA in scoring in 2014-15, helping Eastern reach the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in school history.

Drafted that summer in the second round by the Orlando Magic, the 6-foot-4 Harvey spent that year with the Erie Bay Hawks in the NBA’s D League before moving to Italy in the summer of 2016.

“Tyler Harvey corresponds precisely to the criteria we defined,” Antibes coach Julien Espinosa said. during the recruitment with the technical staff. He can shoot very quickly and in very varied situations.”

“After seeing him in Orlando during the NBA Summer Leagues, I’m sure he will bring a lot of enthusiasm and added value to the Sharks,” Espinosa added.

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