|No. 10 – JSF Nanterre|
|League||LNB Pro A|
May 27, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||216 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Villa Angela-St. Joseph
|College||Ohio State (2006–2011)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
|FIBA U19 World Championship|
|Silver||2007 Novi Sad||Team competition|
High school years
Lighty attended and played basketball at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. The Plain Dealer named him player of the year in 2005. Lighty averaged 22 points per game during his senior year and led VASJ to a state runner-up finish.
Lighty did not see much playing time during his freshman year. He averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16 minutes per game off the bench. During the NCAA Tournament, Lighty averaged 7.0 points per game and hit a game-tying 3-pointer late in the regional semi-final game against Tennessee. Lighty was moved into the Buckeyes' starting lineup for his sophomore year.
Lighty was injured in December 2008 and missed the rest of the 2008–09 season. He received a medical red-shirt for the year. Lighty returned for his junior season in 2009–10. As a junior he averaged 12.6 points, 3.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
On July 8, 2011, Lighty signed a two-year deal with Bennet Cantù of Italy. On December 6, 2011, he and Bennet Cantù agreed to part ways. On the same day, he signed with Guerino Vanoli Basket for the rest of the 2011–12 season.
On October 27, 2013, he re-signed with JSF Nanterre for 2013–14.
- Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". FoxSports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Bennet Cantù announces rookie David Lighty
- Bennet Cantù and David Lighty agreed to part ways
- Vanoli Cremona tabs rookie David Lighty
- JSF Nanterre lands David Lighty
- Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster
- Atlanta Hawks waive David Lighty, Adonis Thomas, Damien Wilkins
- Nanterre head coach confirms David Lighty is returning