Paschal Chukwu to transfer from Providence

Providence center Paschal Chukwu is on the move, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported Monday afternoon, although it is currently unclear as to why he is moving on to a different school.

The hoops’ big guy–and yes, we are aware that the word “big” doesn’t give his 7-foot-2 stature much justice–will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules, and “would have been the Friars’ starting center next season,” Rothstein believes. suggests that the transfer is a result of Chukwu being miffed that he didn’t get more play time at Providence in his freshman season. There is no conclusion to that as of late, however.

A release from PC athletics posted on said:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was announced today that Providence College freshman center Paschal Chukwu (Westport, Conn.) will leave the men’s basketball team. Chukwu played in 34 games this season and averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.

“I would like to wish Paschal success in his future plans,” Head Coach Ed Cooley said. “He helped us have a successful season in 2014-15 and advance to the NCAA Tournament.”

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Chukwu averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds as a freshman last season.

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