Petr Cornelie

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Petr Cornelie
No. 12 – Le Mans Sarthe Basket
Position Power forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1995-06-25) June 25, 1995 (age 23)
Calais, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Le Mans Sarthe
2017–2018 Levallois Metropolitans
Career highlights and awards

Petr Cornelie (born July 26, 1995) is a French professional basketball player for Levallois Metropolitans of the French LNB Pro A, on loan from Le Mans Sarthe. He stands 210 cm (6'11'’) tall and plays both the power forward and the center spots. Cornelie was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 53rd pick of the 2016 NBA draft.

Professional career


Growing up in Alsace, Cornelie played in the youth ranks of Saint-Joseph Strasbourg, Basket Club Souffelweyersheim and Association sportive d'Electricité de Strasbourg.[1]

At the age of 15, he joined the youth academy of Le Mans Sarthe Basket.[2] He made his debut on Le Mans' men's team during the 2013–14 season and became a regular on the team the following season.[3] In the 2014–15 season he won the Pro A Rising Star award.

On June 13, 2016, Cornelie was one of 13 different international underclassmen (including one of four other Frenchmen) to enter their names for the 2016 NBA draft. Cornelie was eventually picked by the Denver Nuggets 53rd pick[4] and joined them for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[5] He remained at Le Mans for the 2016–17 campaign. After a disappointing season, in which he averaged 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds a game for Le Mans, Cornelie joined another Pro A club, the Levallois Metropolitans, on loan in June 2017.[6]

International career

Cornelie played for France at the 2012 U17 World Championships in Lithuania,[7] at the 2013 U18 European Championships in Latvia[8] and at the 2015 U20 European Championships in Italy.[9]

Personal life

His mother Pavla Sigmundova is a former Czech basketball player, his father Martial Cornelie played basketball in the Pro B, the second-tier of French basketball.[10] Petr's sister Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova played internationally for the French junior national teams and spent four years on the University of Dayton Flyers women's basketball team.[11]


  1. ^ "Cornelie, l'Alsacien". June 1, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Cornelie, la nouvelle pépite du Mans". Le Telegramme. September 6, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Petr Cornelie – Le Mans – Joueurs – Pro A –". Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Denver Nuggets Select Murray, Hernangomez and Beasley in First Round of 2016 NBA Draft". June 24, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Nuggets Announce 2016 NBA Summer League Roster and Mini-Camp Schedule". July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Rédaction. "Petr Cornélie prêté par Le Mans à Levallois". L'ÉQUIPE (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  7. ^ "Petr Cornelie profile, FIBA U17 World Championship for Men 2012". FIBA.COM. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "Petr Cornelie | U18 European Championship Men (2013)". Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Petr Cornelie profile, U20 European Championship Men 2015". FIBA.COM. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "Petr Cornelie, le futur en grand". March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova – 2015–16 Women's Basketball". Retrieved March 27, 2016.

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