David Lighty

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David Lighty
No. 23 – ASVEL Basket
Position Shooting guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 27)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Villa Angela-St. Joseph
(Cleveland, Ohio)
College Ohio State (2006–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011 Bennet Cantù
2011–2012 Vanoli Cremona
2012–2014 JSF Nanterre
2014–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards
  • LNB Pro A champion (2013)
  • LNB Pro A All-Star (2013)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2011)
  • All-Big Ten Defensive team (2011)
  • NIT champion (2008)

David Maurice Lighty, Jr. (born May 27, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball at Ohio State University.

High school career[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.

As a senior, he was picked to the Fifth Team All-America by Fox Sports.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Lighty went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. On July 8, 2011, Lighty signed a two-year deal with Bennet Cantù of Italy.[2] On December 6, 2011, he and Bennet Cantù agreed to part ways.[3] On the same day, he signed with Guerino Vanoli Basket for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[4]

In August 2012, he signed with JSF Nanterre for the 2012–13 season.[5]

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[6] However, he was later waived by the Hawks on October 14, 2013.[7]

On November 7, 2013, he re-signed with JSF Nanterre for the 2013–14 season.[8]

On June 3, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with ASVEL Basket.[9]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

2011–12 Bennet Cantù 5 0 8.9 .385 .200 .750 .8 .4 .2 .0 2.8 1.8
2013–14 Nanterre 7 6 30.4 .429 .346 .556 3.9 2.7 .7 .6 11.3 11.7
Career 12 6 21.5 .422 .323 .591 2.6 1.8 .6 .3 7.8 7.6


Lighty is the son of David Sr. and Emily Lighty. Lighty has a son with WNBA Washington Mystics player Tayler Hill, that was bon June 18, 2014.

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