Report: Chane Behanan To Work With John Lucas In Houston

Former Louisville forward Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from school after a tumultuous few months, has announced that he will head to Houston to work with former NBA player and Cleveland Cavalier head coach John Lucas: 

“I’m hoping to go down there, take care of myself and then hopefully get another opportunity — wherever it may be. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. First I’m going to go get help.”

Lucas, who was the first overall pick in the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets in 1976, has worked with various high-profile athletes through drug and alcohol problems, including Arizona Cardinal defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie.  Behanan’s specific reasons for working with Lucas have not been disclosed.  

Behanan’s next stop as a basketball player is uncertain.  Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones heard that Florida State had been a possible transfer destination, but Louisville has since blocked him from choosing to move to a future conference rival in the ACC.  AAC schools are also off-limits due to conference transfer rules.

While his future remains in flux, it seems like Behanan is taking the situation in stride:

The loss of Behanan will be difficult for the defending national champion Cardinals to overcome.  The 6-foot-6 forward was averaging 7.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in just over 18 minutes per game this season.

[ESPN via Card Chronicle]


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