Stephan Lasme joins the Texas Legends in NBA D-League

2017-02-11T22:26:11+01:00 2017-02-11T22:30:04+01:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

11/Feb/17 22:26

Eurohoops.net

2016 Eurocup champion and Finals MVP Stephan Lasme has signed with the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks affiliate team in the NBA Development League.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The Legends’ official announcement is as follows:

“The Texas Legends announced today that they have acquired forward Stéphane Lasme off waivers.

Lasme (6-8, 215, Massachusetts) was selected in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.  He joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders for 36 games, averaging 10.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 2.6 blocks and earning All D-League Honorable Mention and Defensive Player of the Year.  That season, Lasme earned a Call-Up to the Miami Heat where he played 15 games and averaged 5.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks.  Lasme has spent the past five seasons overseas, playing 60 games in Turkey last season where he averaged 11.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.  This summer, Lasme joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2016 NBA Summer League, seeing action in 6 games and finishing with averages of 4.0 points, 2.5 rebounds in 12.1 minutes.

Lasme spent four years at the University of Massachusetts averaging 13.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 5.1 blocks his senior season.  He earned Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year twice, All-Defensive Team twice, as well as All-Conference First Team and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.Lasme spent four years at the University of Massachusetts averaging 13.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 5.1 blocks his senior season.  He earned Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year twice, All-Defensive Team twice, as well as All-Conference First Team and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.”

The Gabonese center returns to action after being found positive on banned substances during last season’s Turkish League playoffs, when playing with Galatasaray. The initial punishment had a one-year length but after an appeal made to FIBA, he got cleared to join a team again. However, he’s still ineligible to play in Turkey.