Credit: AFP – Scanpix
Credit AFP – Scanpix

David Lighty is absent for the start of the season, per the official team's report.

David Lighty

David  Lighty
Team: LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
Position: SG, SF
Age: 33
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Cleveland, United States of America

The vice-captain of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne expressed the wish to return to the United States for family reasons. Faithful to their values, the club leaders accepted the request.

Via the announcement, the 33-year-old veteran needs to be as close as possible to his people at these very special moments.

ASVEL start their Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign at home on October 1 against Zalgiris Kaunas.

The American shooting guard/small forward extended his contract with ASVEL this summer.

David Lighty has been with ASVEL since 2017. He was also a part of the French team during the period of 2014-16. American (1.95) averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 33 EuroLeague games last season. He scored a career-high 21 points in a win against Baskonia on January 27.

In the local competitions, Lighty helped ASVEL win the French League and the French Cup titles. 

Lighty has plenty of individual and team trophies on his resume. He is four times French League champion (2013, 2016, 2019, 2021), two times French League Finals MVP (2013, 2021), and three times French Cup winner (2014, 2019, 2021).

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