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

David Lighty
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Lighty with Nanterre, 2013
No. 23 – ASVEL Basket
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 31)
Cleveland, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolVilla Angela-St. Joseph
(Cleveland, Ohio)
CollegeOhio State (2006–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Vanoli Cremona
2016–2017Aquila Trento
2017Dinamo Sassari
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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]

In July 2016, Lighty joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[10] On July 24, 2016, he signed a one-year deal with Italian club Aquila Basket Trento.[11] On February 24, 2017, he left Trento and signed with Dinamo Sassari for the rest of the season.[12]

On June 14, 2017, he signed a two-year contract with his former club ASVEL Basket.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

  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, and regional competition if applicable.


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, who was born June 18, 2014.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Bennet Cantù announces rookie David Lighty
  3. ^ Bennet Cantù and David Lighty agreed to part ways
  4. ^ Vanoli Cremona tabs rookie David Lighty
  5. ^ JSF Nanterre lands David Lighty
  6. ^ "Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Hawks waive David Lighty, Adonis Thomas, Damien Wilkins". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  8. ^ Nanterre announced David Lighty
  9. ^ "ASVEL Villeurbanne sign David Lighty and Ahmad Nivins". Archived from the original on 2014-06-07. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  10. ^ "Pelicans Announce 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League Roster and Mini-Camp Schedule". Archived from the original on 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  11. ^ David Lighty signs with Aquila Basket Trento
  12. ^ Dinamo Sassari signs David Lighty
  13. ^ David LIGHTY de retour ! (in French)

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