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#23 David Lighty
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  • Signed in France
  • Signed with ASVEL Villerbanne
  • SG
  • 6'5" / 220lbs
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  • 05/27/1988
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2011
  • Ohio State
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DateLeagueTransaction
6th July, 2011ItalySigned a two year contract with Bennet Cantu.
7th December, 2011ItalyLeft Bennet Cantu.
7th December, 2011ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Vanoli Cremona.
9th August, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Nanterre.
3rd September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
14th October, 2013NBAWaived by Atlanta.
27th October, 2013FranceSigned a one year contract with Nanterre.
3rd June, 2014FranceSigned a two year contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
24th July, 2016ItalySigned a one year contract with Trento.
24th July, 2016ItalySigned a one year contract with Trento.
17th January, 2017ItalyLeft Trento.
24th February, 2017ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Sassari.
14th June, 2017FranceSigned a two year contract with ASVEL Villerbanne.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - 2011Ohio State (NCAA)
July 2011 - December 2011Cantu (Italy)
December 2011 - June 2012Cremona (Italy)
July 2012Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Nanterre (France)
July 2013Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
July 2013Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
October 2013 - June 2014Nanterre (France)
July 2014Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
July 2014Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
June 2014 - June 2016ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
July 2016New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
July 2016 - January 2017Trento (Italy)
February 2017 - June 2017Sassari (Italy)
June 2017 - presentASVEL Villerbanne (France)
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July 6, 2014

David Lighty - This is Lighty's third straight summer league, and it's going to lead to his third straight season in France, having already signed with ASVEL Villerbanne for next season. Last year in his second season with Nanterre, Lighty averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 26 minutes per game, playing his familiar brand of versatile role playing defensive combo guardyness. It's probably not ever going to lead to an NBA gig - Chris Babb got one, but he's a better catch and shoot player. But Lighty should churn out some more good European years yet.

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July 8, 2013

David Lighty

Lighty's emergence as a versatile all-round player as an upperclassman was nonetheless not enough to get him into the NBA. He's since spent two years in Europe, splitting his first season between Bennet Cantu and Vanoli Cremona in Italy, then moving to France last season and spending the season with Nanterre, averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a leader on the championship winning side. Lighty scored 430 points on 314 shots and put up 21 points in the championship clinching game - from a French league perspective, there's nothing not to like. Lighty has athleticism, a decent shot, passing vision and good if gambly defensive instincts. But there is likely not enough there for the NBA.

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June 23, 2011

David Lighty - Fifth year senior Lighty developed into a good all-around player from once being largely a defensive specialist. Defense remains his forte, and the fact that he measured out to be bigger than expected at the combine (6'6 with a 6'8 wingspan) means he will probably get the call to become one at the NBA level too. He certainly has the athleticism and the interest in doing so. Lighty is less talented offensively, but he nonetheless contributes - a good passer, transition finisher, occasional slasher, and improved jumpshooter. He makes few mistakes and fitted in seamlessly as a role player. His body type translates to the NBA, and thus so should the rest of his game.

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March 16, 2011

Ohio State lost their best player to the NBA, and came back better than ever. Their freshman crop of Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas has been perhaps the best freshman crop in the nation, and the returning David Lighty, William Buford, Jon Diebler and Dallas Lauderdale have all improved. The Buckeyes only go 7 deep, save for the occasional guest jumpshooter spot by fellow freshman Jordan Siebert, but they only need to go 7 deep. They could probably do it with only 5. They could probably even do it with only 4.

Once a defensive specialist, fifth year senior Lighty has improved beyond all recognition offensively. He now uses his great athleticism and strength to create off the dribble far more effectively than ever before, can finish around the basket, has something of a mid-range game, and has developed his three point stroke. Lighty is also a good passer and occasional playmaker, who retains his defensive abilities, in addition to framing them around a dynamic offensive game. He is controlled, efficient, athletic and versatile, a leader, and quite possibly a future NBA player. You could say that last one about a lot of the Buckeyes roster.

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