Le Mans Sarthe Basket reached an agreement with defensive guard Gedeon Pitard to work together until the end of the 2016-17 season, the club announced Friday. Pitard (1.88 meters, 26 years old) arrives from STB Le Havre, where he has played for the last 8 seasons. He made his Eurocup debut in the 2008-09 campaign, taking part in a couple of games. He is also a member of the Cameroonian national team. Pitard is the first new arrival for Le Mans, which has Gregory Bengaber, Jean-Philippe Dally, Youssoupha Fall and Jonathan Jeanne under contract.