An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Has spent his entire career competing for Cholet Basket. Played for the French club at the cadet level in 2006-07. Moved up to the Espoirs (Under 20) level over the next two seasons while also making appearances with the senior team in the LNB. Participated in the Nike Hoop Summit playing for the World Select Team in the spring of 2009. Helped France to a silver medal at the 2009 U-20 European Championship over the summer. In August 2009 he signed a three-year deal with the Cholet Basket. Has been with the senior team full-time in 2009-10.
2009-10: Has averaged 5.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 15.3 minutes over his first 28 France Pro A appearances for Cholet Basket, earning 13 starts. Posted a season-high 20 points and five rebounds vs. Chalon, converting 9-of-12 field goals. Tallied 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Orleans. Collected nine points and eight rebounds vs. Paris-Levallois. In six games in the ULEB’s Eurocup competition, averaged 6.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.0 minutes per game. Had 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Crvena Zvezda, shooting 7-of-10 from the field. Registered 10 points and five rebounds in 29 minutes vs. that squad the previous week.
2008-09: In 19 France Pro A contests, averaged 3.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 9.3 minutes for Cholet Basket. Totaled a season-high 17 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Nancy. Had 12 points and five rebounds in 18 minutes vs. Strasbourg.In FIBA Eurochallenge play, averaged 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 6.9 minutes over 12 contests. Totaled four points and a Eurochallenge season-high in rebounds (4) and minutes (20) vs. Benetton Olympic. Had a season-best seven points as well as three rebounds vs. BC Sumykhimprom in just five minutes. Completing for Cholet Basket’s under-20 team in his second season in the LNB Espoirs league, averaging 15.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in 28.8 minutes per outing. Totaled 30 points, 12 rebounds vs. Espoirs Hyeres-Toulon. Had 16 points and 15 rebounds at Espoirs Gravelines-Dunkerque. Contributed 23 points and nine rebounds vs. Espoirs Pau-Lacq-Orthez, shooting 10-of-12 from the field. Made 9-of-9 field goals en route to 18 points along with 11 rebounds vs. Espoirs Nancy. Tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds at Espoirs Pau-Lacq-Orthez, converting 10-of-13 field goals. Shot 9-of-11 from the field for 18 points vs. Espoirs Le Mans and 9-of-12 for 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Espoirs Vichy. Also competed at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit for the World Select Team. Posted eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks as his squad defeated USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team, 97-89. Played for France’s U-20 team at the 2009 U-20 European Championship. Finished second on the team in scoring (11.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.7 rpg) in 23.3 minutes. Had 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting along with six rebounds vs. Belgium. Posted 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Greece.
2007-08: Played for Cholet Basket’s under-20 team in the LNB Espoirs league. Teammates included current Dallas Mavericks guard Rodrigue Beaubois. Signed a contract with Cholet Basket’s senior team on Dec. 18, 2007 and made one LNB appearance on the season, playing seven minutes vs. Chalon/Saône. Also dressed for two other games but did not play. Saw action in one FIBA EuroCup match, registering one point and one rebound vs. Lokomotiv Rostov. Represented France as the 2008 U-20 European Championship, averaging 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds. Had 10 points, seven rebounds and one block in 19 minutes vs. Slovenia.