Saïd Ben Driss not retained by Rennes, after 12 years at the club

The Breton lighthouse Saïd Ben Driss (2.07 m, 35 years old) will no longer illuminate the Colette-Besson room. Rennes announced in a press release on Monday, June 28 that the pivot will not be part of the workforce for the 2021-2022 season. Arrived in 2009, this rough pivot with a nice touch spent twelve years at URB, a record in the history of the club. Moved by this decision, Ben Driss wanted to salute his heart club.

“ I made a lot of great encounters, friends with whom I will keep links. The URB ecosystem is a real family: managers, volunteers, medical staff, partners, people we get used to seeing regularly. In 12 years, I haven’t gained any centimeters, but I have grown humanly and started a family that has grown to the rhythm of the URB. It’s super important that they go through this with me. It is with great sadness that I leave the URB. I would have liked to end my career in Rennes. ”

Passed through Cholet before arriving in Ile-et-Vilaine, Ben Driss had four climbs with the URB, including two consecutive (N2 in 2012 and N1 in 2013). This season, he was still 7.6 points with 46.8% success on shots, 3.4 rebounds for 7.1 evaluation in 18 minutes of play.

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