David Lighty is an MVP in France

By DJ Byrnes on June 8, 2013 at 6:33p

This deliciously translated article about David Lighty's European conquering comes from the Dispatch's Brian Hofmann's Twitter account:

Nobody will be able to finally stop the incredible journey of Nanterre Playoffs. Saturday in Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in boiling, JSFN won the first Champion of France's history, only two years after its accession in Pro A, beating Strasbourg in four innings after winning 83-77 . David Lighty was named MVP of the finals, and received the trophy from Ali Traore, distinguished himself in 2009.

Personally, I thought David Lighty was ready to contribute to an NBA team upon leaving college. Obviously, NBA executives disagreed, but there's little doubt they'll be re-examining the multi-tooled Lighty now.

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Nick's picture

Ya I thought he would have the role Danny Green has in San Antonio right now. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Always loved David Lighty!  Congratulations to him.  He's just in the beginning of his career and I think it will have some great things to come.  I look to see him in the NBA soon.
Go Bucks!

thekornidentity's picture

One word to describe David Lighty: winner.

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

ralEbuckI's picture

About time.  Dude could guard anyone on the court in college ... obviously the NBA is a different monster but still, there has to be a role for that skill set.  Best of luck to him.

ODEEZ330's picture

Would love to see him in wine and gold and show what real cleveland defense is

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captain obvious's picture

His athletic ability and defense is perfect for the Spurs he just needs to be able to hit a wide open three.

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gravey's picture

Congratulations David Lighty.  One of my all-time favorite Buckeyes.  Hard working, genial, classy.
I hope he gets a shot at the NBA.  I'd love to see him as an assistant coach at tOSU.

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andyb's picture

did he switch to Volleyball over there??? wth? 

painterlad's picture

I think they try to make all of their trophies look like the World Cup.

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tdible2132's picture

Great to see that David Lighty is excelling in France.  I sure hopes he gets a shot in the NBA.  I think he'd be a guy that made the most of it and found his spot in a rotation for a team.  It's hard to imagine how a guy like David Lighty couldn't be a great fit for a team like the Indiana Pacers.  His defense would make for a great fit with them, and there's no doubt he has to have a better offensive game than Sam Young off of Indiana's bench for instance.  This guy deserves a spot on an NBA roster!

LadyBuck's picture

Congratulations David! Thanks for representing Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio State, and the United States a whole while in Europe! Here's to good luck for the rest of your career.

BeijingBucks's picture

Vive Le'Buques!

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

Vico's picture

Apparently his team was 15-15 before going on that Cinderella run.


I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

jestertcf's picture

I was floored when neither him nor Buford were drafted.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Patriot4098's picture

Each were surprising.  Moreso, Buford.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

ATT2121's picture

Did any one doubt that Lighty would be a winner where ever he went? Super proud of one of my favorite Buckeyes!


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens

rightfield's picture

Lighty is a flat out winner and  a great representative for the Buckeyes. Definitely will stick in the NBA if given a shot.

Its good to be the king