Spurs interested in Ohio State’s Lighty

David Lighty, a 6-5 shooting guard from Ohio State, is gaining some interest from the San Antonio Spurs, according to Glenn Moore of the Dugout Sports Show.

Moore, a friend of Project Spurs, is in Chicago at the NBA Draft Combine and spoke to Lighty earlier today, who said the Spurs have shown interest in him.

Lighty, who has played with Evan Turner, Kousta Koufos, Greg Oden and Mike Conley for the Buckeyes, is an athletic slasher and defender. He’s very explosive when attacking the rim, is capable of defending point guards, shooting guards and small forwards, and was used as Ohio State’s defensive stopper. Lighty is also a very good rebounder for his position and size.

In his senior season at Ohio State, Lighty averaged 12.1 points, four rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

While three-point shooting had been one of his bigger weaknesses in years past, Lighty shot a much improved 42 percent from beyond the arch as a senior.

In most mock drafts, Lighty is slotted about midway through the second round.

While the Spurs are stockpiled with shooting guards, the Spurs will be sure to take a hard look at him due to his defensive prowess.


About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

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