COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon has announced the signing of 6-10 Swiss forward Arnaud Revaz, who most recently competed for JL Bourg basketball club (France) and is a member of the Swiss National Team player pool. Revaz joins the program with all four years of eligibility.
“I’m super excited to get to America and join Maryland as I start a new chapter of my life,” Revaz said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to play basketball and get my education at a great university. I have a similar story to Alex Len in that we both started playing basketball late and I’m aware of the success he had at Maryland. After four years with JL Bourg, a wonderful club to whom I owe a lot, I feel ready to take on new challenges with my teammates at Maryland.”
“We are really excited to welcome Arnaud to our program,” Turgeon said. “He will bring a great skillset and versatility to our team, having the ability to shoot 3’s, dribble, pass and score with both hands around the basket. His natural ability and feel for the game are impressive qualities for somebody who picked up the game at such a late age. He has improved immensely over the last few years and will be a great fit in our system as he joins our program in College Park.”
In 2019-20, JL Bourg finished second overall in French Pro A (U21) with a 20-6 overall record (shortened due to CoVID-19), as Revaz averaged 6.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes of action. The year prior, JL Bourg once again finished runner-up with a 30-4 record.
Beginning today (July 27, 2020), Revez was invited to attend a one-week U-23 Swiss National Team camp.
In August of 2018, Revaz played for the Swiss National Team at the U-18 European Championships in Skopje, Macedonia, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Revaz competed in the heptathlon as a track & field athlete (specializing in high jump) for eight years before being discovered in 2015 by a retired professional basketball player at the age of 15 when he stood 6-7.
A native of Sion, Switzerland, Revaz is fluent in French, German and English, with an understanding of Italian.
— Maryland Athletics press release