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French prospect Hugo Besson will have to wait a little longer before becomes a part of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst disclosed that there is no immediate plan to bring in their 2022 NBA Draft acquisition.

Horst, however, clarified that the Bucks are not totally closing their doors on the 28-year-old deadly shooter.

“I don't think it's likely that he’ll be on our roster now, but he's absolutely part of our future,” said Horst.

Not taking Hugo for granted

Besson may not be a part of Milwaukee’s current lineup, but the team is closely monitoring his development while playing in the LNB Pro A league.

“We spent a lot of time working with him and his agent and the team that he's with to help facilitate the development. We spent time with him and scouting over there in Europe throughout the year,” the former Executive of the Year awardee said in a media interview shortly after the 2023 NBA Draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday night.

Besson, a native of Angers, France, was selected by the Indiana Pacers as the 58th overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, but his rights were immediately traded to the Bucks.

Besson suited up for the Bucks in the 2022 NBA Summer League but did not make the regular-season roster and was sent overseas.

The six-foot-five Besson has turned into a prolific scorer for the Metropolitans 92, where he played alongside this year’s top overall pick Victor Wembanyama.

Horst said Besson is back in harness after undergoing surgery.

“He did have a surgery. He had a really good start of the year. It's kind of fun for him to play with Victor. Surgery went really well, and he's back playing or was back playing recently,” said Horst.

An exciting young player

Besson has just turned 22, but the need to bring him in to reinforce the aging lineup of the Bucks may have diminished following the acquisition of Andrew Jackson Jr. and Chris Livingston during Thursday’s draft.

Horst said there is a possibility that Besson will be tapped to play for the Bucks in the Summer League, but nothing is final yet.

“He's a really exciting kind of young player and may actually be part of our Summer League team…kind of a little bit to be determined, which would be fun but he a young draft rights asset that we're excited to have and absolutely someone that we are working with in you know I think could be with the Bucks someday,” said Horst.