Sara Chevaugeon: a sharp shooter with a nice smile

Sara Chevaugeon

Sara Chevaugeon is the current LFB youth player of the year (Espoir) and is since 2012 the shooting guard at Lyon Basket Féminin in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB).

At the age of 19 she is the youngest member of the professional first team in Lyon. She is also still eligible to play in the U20 domestic championship, a competition she won with Challes-les-Eaux last year.

Veuillez trouver des informations en français sur Sara Chevaugeon en bas du page.

Chevaugeon's professional career started in 2011-12 with the since defunct Challes-les-Eaux Basket. She made her début during the 2011 Open LFB and scored 9 points in the victory against Nantes Rezé.

She ended up playing in 23 regular season games averaging just over 11 minutes a game. She knocked down 12 three-pointers during the first phase of the competition and added 2 more three-pointers to her tally during the play-offs.

Sara Chevaugeon

So the question that wbbif was asked: who is Sara Chevaugeon and what is her history?

She started to play basketball at 7 in France. At the age of 9 Chevaugeon went to live in Australia for two years where she played basketball with success in several age group competitions.

On her return to France at 11 Chevaugeon joined the Asptt Rochelle basketball club. She also played for the representative basketball in her age group. By the time she was 13 she was admitted into the Pôle Espoir in Poitou-Charentes and by 15 she was playing for France (2008).

In 2008 she was admitted into INSEP and continued her basketball education with the CFBB while in the summer time she represented France at youth international tournaments.

In 2009 she won a bronze medal for the U16 Championship and a FIBA World Championship silver medal in 2010.

She collected her last international medal in 2011 where she had won a silver medal at the 2011 European Championship for Women Division A.

She was in action again in 2012 for the U20 French team that finished fifth at the Division A championship.

Sara Chevaugeon

In the 2012 U20 Championship Sara Chevaugeon was the sharp shooter for France. Her status of the dangerous outside shooter made the Spanish coach during the quarter-final match draw up plays to make sure that Chevaugeon would not receive a ball during the last 30 seconds. This is in fact a compliment about her basketball skills.

Chevaugeon is a hard working player who sets goals for herself every season. During the last 12 months her shooting technique changed and her movement off the ball has made her a better defender.

All the people we have spoken to about her have nothing but praise for her and come up with the same despriction: hard worker.

Chevaugeon is one of the new generation of players who would like to make playing basketball a full time career. So this season she needs to continue to work on all the little things to make the transition from talented youth international to a senior professional.

Sara Chevaugeon, la bosseuse

Sara Chevaugeon with player of the year award (Espoir)

Sara Chevaugeon a débuté à l'âge de sept ans avec le basketball dans le club de Rupella à la Rochelle. A l'âge de neuf ans elle part avec sa famille pour deux ans en Australie ou elle continue à jouer au basketball.

Et comme elle dit: " Ce fut la rampe de lancement de ma carrière. J’ai été retenu dans des sélections départementales et je jouais des tournois tous les week-ends. "

Retournée en France, Sara joue à l’ASPTT Rochelle. A 13 ans, elle intègre le pôle espoirs à Poitiers au minime première année avant d’aller à l’INSEP pendant trois ans.

Depuis 2011, Sara fait ses premiers pas en ligue débutant avec le défunt Challes-les-Eaux où elle doit apprendre à se confirmer.

Sara Chevaugeon  winning the ball at the U20 European Championship

Pour la saison 2012-13, elle obtient un contrat de trois ans avec Lyon BF. Pour elle c'est le moment de lancer sa carrière professionelle.

Sara ne s'arrête pas là: elle travaille encore et encore sur son tir, sur sa gestion du jeu comme la défense et le déplacement. Elle a des objectifs pour cette année et ne veut rien lâcher.

Entre autres, elle est aussi encore éligible pour participer au championnat européen pour les moins 20 en 2013 et souhaite encore une fois viser une place sur le podium après avoir été recompensé avec la France de moins de 16 en 2009 avec une médaille de bronze. Ensuite elle décroche l'argent au championnat mondial de moins de 17 ans.

En 2011, au championnat d’Europe des moins de 18 ans, l'équipe de France obtient à nouveau la médaille d'argent. 2012 au championnat d'Europe de moins de 20 ans, la France échoue contre l'Espagne en quart de finale pour finalement accrocher la cinquième place.


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Date created: 04 October 2012

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