Kitty. George Eddy brings a breath of fresh air to the basketball court

George Eddy, Guillem Beussel and the players at Chateau Stadium (© Guilhem Peaucelle)

You will find it in stadium (Basketball court) fromIsland of the Impressionists to me Kitty in the end of the day. basketball legend And sports journalism, George Eddy Katovian to the core.

Chatou, a family place

for him family legacy widely in Evelyn : His great-grandfather, André Clément Menou, was the mayor of Croissy-sur-Seine in the early 1930s; His grandparents always lived in a chateau and his mother was born there.

“I was born in Alabama but we used to visit my grandparents at the Chateau every two years.”

George Eddy

Returning to France in 1977, Georges Eddy lived for a year in Maurice Berteau Square and frequented the best basketball players in the region. sign a contract Professional player In Vésinet (Yvelines) 1987.

He explains, “I applied with the locals. We used to meet at the gym for gatherings and matches. This is where my career began.” His place within the Vésinet team contributed greatly to the club’s passage into the Second Division.

After training, George Eddy began his career in sports journalism, particularly as a match commentator. He has been leading Canal+ for a long time and still continues to work with the channel today.

Earth for all for a long time

George Eddy also co-created Sports stadiums Chateau. With his friend, coach and basketball player, Guilhem Peaucelle, they created the Federation”game timeIn May 2022.

“This association was born out of a desire to rehabilitate chateau grounds. We offer a volunteer service where we advise on the creation or renovation of outdoor grounds for city halls. We try to achieve the best value for money having courts with formal dimensions and unbreakable material. Our goal is for the stadiums to last 50 A year. You leave something behind and the basketball court is more useful than a statue.”

George Eddy

This initiative extended to Le Pecq, which rehabilitated the lands on the banks of the Seine using Plexiglas.

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Georges Eddy makes no secret of his admiration for the dynamism of Château and the importance given to sports infrastructure and to youth.

“Chatou has three beautiful lands: in the Parc de l’Europe, in the Landes Park and on the island of the Impressionists. I consider the island to be the most beautiful in France.”

George Eddy

Young people in the spotlight

Makes it a point of honor to stay intergenerational exchange that is happening on earth. Twenty years ago, he was organizing Basketball Camps In the city of Yevlin.

This former player places the transmission of new generations at the heart of pedagogy.

People come from everywhere to see him or play in the stadium and take their picture with him.

Guilhem Peaucelle

This new wind of youth, he also sees in the rising stars of French professional basketball such as Victor Wimpanyama. 18-year-old player from Chesnay.

According to Georges Eddy, the young prodigy will “very soon be France’s best player of the new generation”. in two years from Olympic Games And a few months from European Championship [en septembre 2022]The tricolor team is ready.

his favorite players

His predecessor, Michael Jordan. “It was a global phenomenon that I’ve been in for over 20 years.”

His current life, Stephen Curry. “He’s the best shooter in the history of the world. I myself was a three-point shooter. He was involved in revolutionizing basketball.”

“With elements like Rudi Gobert and Yvan Fournier, French basketball is doing very well. They are fit enough to win a second European title. [en septembre 2022] To shine in the Olympics. »

Before he can be found commenting on the next match of the European Championship, George Eddy continues to go daily to Chateau Stadium.

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