Current 3rd in Betclic Elite behind MOnaco and Boulogne-Levallois, Cholet is going to see one of its players go for some time. This Monday, the club, which has just lost at home against Paris Basket, has indeed announced that a “testicular tumor was recently discovered on Kim Tillie, and that surgery is necessary. The latter will be practiced very soon in Cholet.
The former French international will remain with the team and should play this Wednesday against the Estonians of Kalev-Cramo, in the semi-final first leg of the FIBA Europe Cup, then at home against Nanterre, next Saturday, and finally in Cholet during the return match of the European Cup, April 5. His unavailability is then indefinite.
Passed by Asvel, Olympiakos or AS Monaco, the son of Laurent Tillie has 42 caps with the France team, and a bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup. Back in France in the summer last after playing in Japan and Greece in particular, he played 47 games with Cholet this season and averaged 17 minutes per game for 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds.