CBA´s Dutch center, Lucas Nguessan (7’0ft /1997), will play NCAA Division 1 basketball at Oklahoma State University after committing to the Cowboys last night.


“I´m very thankful to Rob Orellana and to all CBA´s coaches for helping me during my three years at the Academy. Here I trained daily with the ex NBA Champion and ex Euroleague player Richard Petruska for countless hours and that really helped me in my development. Now, I want to enjoy this opportunity at Oklahoma St and work as hard as I can for Coach Underwood and his staff”, said Lucas.

On the other hand, the Director of CBA, Rob Orellana, had this to say about Lucas´s new challenge: “We are very happy for Lucas; he has worked and sacrificed a lot. The next step is a big one but I think he is prepared for what lies ahead. He has tremendous upside, which is Coach Underwood saw him on film and fell in love with his potential!”

Nguessan will play the Big Twelve Conference with the Cowboys and will be coached by Coach Brad Underwood.