Paschal Chukwu
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7'2" 226 lbs Center
HS: Fairfield Prep Westport, CT
HS: Trinity Catholic Stamford, CT
Born: 4/1995 Enugu, Nigeria
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2015-16 So DNP 0 0 0 0 0
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0 0
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0 0
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016-17 So C 7 0 108 6 9
66.7%
0 9
0.0%
0 0
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2 29 18 11 15 0 10 3 14 12 1.7 0.3 4.1
2017-18 So C 37 37 1008 72 110 65.5% 55 87 63.2% 0 0
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15 252 149 103 116 7 40 26 91 199 5.4 0.4 6.8
Career    
44
38
1116
78
119
65/6%
55
96
57.3%
0
0
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17
281
167
114
131
7
50
29
105
211
4.8
0.4
6.4

Paschal Chukwu is a center for Syracuse University. He transferred to Syracuse from Providence and sat out the 2015-2016 season due to transfer rules. At 7'2", he is officially the tallest player ever for the Orange.

Paschal Chukwu Syracuse Orange BasketballChukwu was primarily a reserve his freshman year at Providence, averaging just under 10 minutes a game. He would start three games for the Friars late in the season.

Providence Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2014-15 Fr C 34 3 335 33 50 66.0% 24 40 60.0% 0 0
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5 83 50 33 63 1 19 9 23 90 2.6 0.1 2.4
Career    
34
3
335
33
50
66.0%
24
40
60.0%
0
0
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5
83
50
33
63
1
19
9
23
90
2.6
0.1
2.4

He was intended to be Syracuse's reserve center his sophomore season. Early in the season it was apparent that his offensive skills were limited, and that he needed to work on his strength for defense. However, his shot blocking ability was apparent. He would injure his retina in practice in December, resulting in surgery. He would miss the rest of the season.

Chukwu would be required to wear goggles to protect his eyes when he returned to the team his second season. He would start the year sharing playing time with freshman Bourama Sidibe. When Sidibe developed some chronic injuries in December, Chukwu would have to assume as much of the playing time as he could for each game. He was foul prone, and would foul out of seven games, but he did learn how to stay in most games for 30 or more minutes. He struggled to score around the hoop, in part because he was hesitant to put the ball back up, and in part because he did not control the ball well. That would be even more difficult for him when he injured his wrist later in the season. However, he would have nine games in the season with 10+ rebounds, including a high of 16 against Virginia. His defensive presence was highly evident for the team, as his shot blocking threat greatly altered opposing team's offensive plans. He would block nearly 2.5 shots a game, including a season high 8 against both Oakland and Buffalo.

Chukwu would struggle with his free throws early his second season, making only 6 of his first 16 attempts; he had missed all 9 of his attempts his first season. He would go through a lot of practice with his free throws, and would end up hitting nearly 70% of his free throws the remainder of the year, including making 9 of 11 against Eastern Michigan, and going 6 for 6 against Texas Christian in the NCAA tournament.

 

 

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