Ben Uzoh doesn’t impress Cholet, gets released

Ben UzohBen Uzoh has been released by Cholet Basket (France-ProA) after an extended try-out period where he failed to impress the squad’s coaching staff. Uzoh (1.91m, college: Tulsa) was signed by Cholet in mid-August, tagged as an incoming leader and meet with much enthusiasm, just didn’t work into the plans of Head Coach, Jean-Manuel Sousa.
Uzoh came to Europe after a brief career in the NBA where he played for the Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets and had four stellar season for the University of Tulsa. While at Tulsa he started in 140 of the 141 games he played in and averaged 13.8 points per game over his career there, including a 15.8 points per game average his senior year. While with the Raptors he saw action in 16 games, averaging 4.8 points and 3.9 rebounds; and while with the Nets he saw floor-time in 41 games and put up 3.9 points per contest. His move to Europe occured during the NBA lock-out in 2011, when he signed with Lokomotive Kuban (Russia-PBL), but he was cut after just two games. In March of 2012 the Toronto Raptors signed him to a 10-day contract, but extended that to the end of the season. During that period (April 26th against the New Jersey Nets) he became the first Raptor to record a triple-double (12 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists) in 11 years.


  1. Jellybean Bryant on September 25, 2012 at 19:21

    seemed to be more of an american player when i saw him play…this makes sense

  2. SRN on September 25, 2012 at 10:38

    Uzoh will be back though!

  3. frank the tank on September 25, 2012 at 07:43

    seems like he is the typical players who can not do good at europe

  4. Jayman on September 24, 2012 at 23:03

    I am not surprised; overrated as a PG/floorleader.

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