Nogueira with the Estudiantes in 2013.
|No. 35 – Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes|
July 26, 1992 |
São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|2009–present||Asefa Estudiantes (Spain)|
|2011–2012||→CB Las Rozas (Spain 2nd)|
Lucas Riva Amarante Nogueira (born July 26, 1992) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who currently plays for Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, later being traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
On April 17, 2013, Nogueira officially declared for the 2013 NBA draft. Because he had initially decided to declare for the 2011 NBA draft, but ultimately declined to enter it afterwards, Nogueira was not allowed to back out of the 2013 draft. He was selected 16th overall by the Boston Celtics on behalf of the Dallas Mavericks, who then traded his draft rights to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks will not retain Nogueira's draft rights until one year after his contract with Estudiantes ends.
Brazilian national team
Nogueira has played for the Brazilian U-19 national basketball team at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He was fifth in rebounds per game and second in blocks per game.
- ACB.com Profile
- "Lucas Nogueira amplía su contrato con Asefa Estudiantes hasta 2015" [Lucas Nogueira extends his contract with Asefa Estudiantes through 2015]. clubestudiantes.com (in Spanish). June 27, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
- Brazil's Lucas Nogueira declares for NBA draft
- Norlander, Matt (June 27, 2013). "David Stern and Lucas Nogueira's Afro provide the photo of the draft". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Ogden, Maxwell (June 27, 2013). "Atlanta Hawks Draft Lucas Nogueira After Trading for Mavericks' No. 16 Pick". bleacherreport.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- "NBA Salary Cap FAQ". cbafaq.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- 2013 Summer League Statistics
- Lucas Nogueira on Twitter (Portuguese)(Spanish)
- NBADraft.net Profile
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- DraftExpress.com Profile