6’8 British Forward Jesse Chuku joined the Riders for the 2019/20 season following an 8-year stint playing his trade abroad.
Chuku attended Lehigh University where he studied and played his basketball for 4 years between 2012 and 2016. The London born forward averaged 9.56 points, 5.47 rebounds and 1.28 blocks per game as a senior before starting his professional career.
Jesse’s professional career began in the Greek A1 for Kolossos before 2 seasons in the Spanish LEB Gold with Coruna and most recently Melilla. Chuku averaged 4.3 points, 2.52 rebounds and 0.74 blocks per game before joining in Riders later that Summer.
The former GB Under 20 brings length and athleticism to the Riders team as well as an ability to stretch the floor with his shooting touch.