Report: Spurs not taking Ohio State’s David Lighty lightly

Jojo Doria – AHN Sports Contributor

San Antonio, TX, United States (AHN Sports) – Though stocked with shooting guards, the San Antonio Spurs have reportedly shown interest in Ohio State’s David Lighty.

According to Dugout Sports Show’s Glenn Moore, who spoke to Lighty at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, the 6-5, 220-pound shooting guard from OSU has gained attention from the Spurs.

Apart from his shooting and slashing abilities, Cleveland native and Villa Angela-St. Joseph graduate Lighty, who will turn 22 on May 27, is also noted for his defensive skills, a trait that could earn him more consideration from the San Antonio club.

Lighty, who can also play the forward position, has been used by Ohio State as a defensive stopper. He is capable of matching up defensively with the other team’s point guards, shooting guards and small forwards.

Considering his size and position, Lighty is also reliable rebounder.

In the 2009-10 season, Lighty averaged 12.1 points, four rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Buckeyes.

In several mock drafts, Lighty is projected to be drafted in the mid to late first round or the second round.

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