Basketball: Les Sables Vendée Basket holds its position of 5, a giant of 2m18

Paschcal Chukwu, the giant is coming to Les Sables-d'Olonne!
Paschcal Chukwu, the giant is coming to Les Sables-d’Olonne! ©LSVB

The recruiting that LSVB is doing this season is incredible, but it’s worth deviating!

The newest recruit risks getting people talking in a microcosm of French basketball!

This is indeed a player that should attract the attention of the division because his profile is special and his measurements are impressive.

After Christopher Trapp, the until then exiled American in Germany who will discover the French championship, but also two very good N2 players, Tidiane Badiane at position 5 and French-Iranian gunner Navid Niktash, general manager Guillaume Pons, coach Makan Dioumassi, assistant coach Keny Foreau and the leaders went to find position 5 in Australia! The contract has been signed and the player should land in Les Sables-d’Olonne at the beginning of September.


The leaders flashed on Pascal Chukwu. While they were looking for a player who plays in Canada, they finally decided to attract this 27-year-old Nigerian with an impressive height: 218 centimeters.

Never has a player of this magnitude walked on the floor of Beauséjour, under the colors of Sand.

No penguins!

There are a lot of tall players. However, Makan Dioumassi got his hands on a still young but very experienced player.

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Paschal (pronounced Pascal) quickly left Africa to try his hand at American adventure, studying at the Providence Friars and playing in the NCAA. He then evolved in this league, in the Syracuse Orange for three years. The American dream disappeared, Paschal came to Europe, playing in the Swiss D1 with Spinelli Massagno where he excelled in the racket (average of 9.8 rebounds per game).

He is currently in Australia where he is finishing the season. The contract has been signed, pending approval. It will come soon, but it will be physically operational.

Guillaume Pons, General Manager

It would be appropriate for position 5 to coordinate with their new partners on the “plays” set by the coaches.


The technical team found the players in Beauséjour’s room on Monday. “Smooth recovery”, assures Guillaume Pons.

Work force

Lucas Plasse (25 years, 1m85), Kevin Cham (24 years, 1m82), Brahim Dohou (23 years, 1m94), Alexis Racine (27 years, 1m91), Greg Lessort (37 years, 1m98), Tidiane Badiane (26 years , 2m07), Navid Niktash (France-Iran, 31 years, 2m03), Christopher Pratt (USA, 29 years, 1m93), Paschal Chukwu (Nigeria, 27 years, 2m18), Léo Billon (21 years, 2m00) and Elyo Bourgade (20 years, 2m07).

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