Syracuse Basketball: What’s former Orange star Paschal Chukwu up to?

Former Syracuse basketball center, Paschal Chukwu, has continued his playing career after leaving ‘Cuse. We have all the details on where he’s playing now.

If you’ve watched Syracuse basketball in the past few years, then you have seen big man Paschal Chukwu. The 7-foot-2 center played three seasons on the hill after transferring his freshman year from Providence.

Chukwu was a towering presence in a skinny frame for the Orange. It is evident that he had talent but also apparent that he needed to mature as a player. Now Chukwu has the opportunity to continue improving in a professional setting.

First, let’s take a look back at Paschal’s stats for the Orange. Then we will dive into where he is now and how he is doing.

Syracuse career stats, per basketball-reference:

  • 4 points per game
  • 4.9 rebounds per game
  • 1.7 blocks per game

In college, Chukwu’s production was limited, as he was never relied on as a primary scorer. Additionally, he often found himself in foul trouble, so he only averaged 19 minutes a game.

Following his career with Syracuse, he decided to sign overseas.

First, he landed with GS Lavrio in Greece. However, after six games, he left the team and is now on to his second squad. Right now, Chukwu finds himself playing for SAM Basket Massagno of the Swiss LNA league.

Let’s take a look at his stats in Switzerland. SAM Basket Massagno stats, per RealGM:

  • 7.6 points per game
  • 6.9 rebounds per game
  • 65% from the field

In 10 games, Chukwu has started in five contests averaging over 20 minutes per appearance. Just a year removed from college, he has already improved in a few areas. His scoring has jumped over three points per game while his rebounding numbers increased as well. His shooting percentage is similar to college sitting solidly in the high 60s.

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The one statistic that needs to change is his foul numbers. Paschal averages over two fouls in 20 minutes. While this may be improved from college, he must be more aware of fouls.

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