Swingman David Lighty stays with Asvel

2021-07-03 13:54
Credit: Imago Sport - Scanpix
Credit Imago Sport - Scanpix

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne will bring back team veteran David Lighty, Aris Barkas of Eurohoops reports. The American will stay with the French LNB Pro A League champions for three more years.

Olympiacos Piraeus have shown interest in bringing in Lighty from ASVEL. However, the two teams were not able to reach an agreement.

The 33-year-old first joined ASVEL in 2014 and played there for two seasons. After a year with Dolomiti Energia Trentino and Banco di Sardegna Sassari, Lighty returned to ASVEL in 2017 and has played there ever since.

David Lighty

David  Lighty
David  Lighty
MIN: 25.31
PTS: 11.27 (56.2%)
REB: 2.85
As: 1.94
ST: 1
BL: 0
TO: 1.76
GM: 33

Lighty can play in both shooting guard and small forward positions. He is the MVP of last season's French League finals, where ASVEL beat JDA Dijon.

In 33 EuroLeague games, Lighty averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 10.7 EFF over 25.3 minutes last season.

In the French League, he accumulated 8.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 8.0 EFF over 22 minutes.

LDLC ASVEL Villerbanne

Position Player Status
PG Norris Cole Signed until 2022
PG Antoine Diot Signed until 2022
PG Matthew Strazel Signed until 2025
SG Paul Lacombe Signed until 2024
SF David Lighty (story) Signed until 2024
SF Charles Kahudi Signed until 2022
PF Wiliam Howard Signed until 2022
PF Raymar Morgan (story) Signed until 2022
C Ismael Bako Signed until 2022
C Victor Wembanyama (story) Signed until 2024
C Matthew Marsh Signed until 2022
Coach TJ Parker
Expired contract Moustoupha Fall, Thomas Heurtel, Guerschon Yabusele, Derrick Walton, Kevarrius Hayes, Amiine Noua
Rumored to leave  

See all the latest EuroLeague transfer market news here.


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