Nigerian sports winger Stan Okoye (31 aces – 98 million) joins SIG Strasbourg after signing a one-year contract with the club. This brings to nine the number of players under contract for the 2022/23 season.
Stan Okoye graduated from VMI University in Virginia in 2013, and he showed great potential there, evidenced by the impressive numbers. In fact, his first year was of high quality (21.5 pts, 9.4 lbs, 2.7 pts) and overall he made his mark within his university by being Day 2The tenth rebounder (962), 5The tenth Top scorer (2146 points) and regularly receives individual awards.
Turning professional in the summer of 2013, he started his career in Greece with Ikaros clubs and then Netanya, before resigning in November. He then finished the season in a semi-professional league in Australia with FC Perth with whom he played 30 matches (28 points, 11.2 rupees). Good results allowed him to sign the following season with Varese where he played alongside Frenchman Jacob Diawara, in a dense workforce. The following summer he took charge of 2The tenth Serie A, playing first with Olympia Matera (20 games: 17.2 points, 7.3 lbs) and then Trapani from February 2016 (15 games: 10.9 points, 7.3 lbs). In July 2016, he rejoined the A2 series club, Udine, in which he had an excellent year from a singles point of view with 17.5 points and 8.1 lbs. This then allowed him to play again in Serie A during the 2017/18 season with FC Varese.
This clip in Series A2 brought him experience and more maturity in his game, then he had a very successful workout (15.1 points – 7.5 lbs) at Varese where his profile on the athletic wing can really be appreciated. The spotlight was so great that he was called up by the Denver Nuggets for the Las Vegas Summer League in 2018. The rise of strength then allowed him to sign in the top European championship, at ACB, for Zaragoza. The 2018/19 season in which he confirmed by signing 14.6 points and 4.9 pounds, which allowed him to join Gran Canaria at the dawn of the 2019/20 season. He stayed there for two years, discovering the European Games in 2020/21 by participating in the European Cup (semi-finals), while again showing interesting progress with averages across all competitions at 9.4 points (41% in shots including 40% in 3 points). ) and 3.4 pounds for about twenty minutes of playing time on average.
A desirable player, he wore the colors of Zaragoza last season. In the European Basketball Cup (17.3 points, 50% on shots and 5.3 pounds), he made an excellent start to the season, but unfortunately, after 19 games, he had to stop after rupturing his triceps tendon last December. Having been able to justify a comeback of his 100% physical ability, the Nigeria international has today scored with SIG Strasbourg for next season.
Nicolas Al Barani comments: ” We are excited to have the opportunity to sign with Stan Okoye. I think he’s a player who fits perfectly in the Betclic ELITE style of play. He is athletic, and can play in two positions, in attack and defense. Stan plays hard and, as a bonus, shoots very well. In light of all of this, it’s clear that Stan is a very good piece of our puzzle and I’m sure he’d fit right in with the set we want to put into place. “.
the coach Lacey passed away Add: ” Stan has a high-profile player profile whose style fits right in with our group, but also with Betclic ELITE. He will contribute a lot to the team and not only with his excellent shooting skills. It will give us the volume we need and especially in defense, not only vertically but also laterally. I can’t wait to see his motivation after his last season, which was tough for him. He showed that he keeps progressing and that he can be an outstanding ACB player. He is very excited to come, and I can feel that during our phone conversation. “.