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Asvel: Lighty extends until 2026

This Saturday, ASVEL announced the contract extension of its American winger David Lighty (33), now linked to his club until 2026.

David Lighty ultimately chooses continuity. This Saturday morning, via his account Twitter official, the ASVEL basketball club has formalized the contract extension of its American winger. An extension of two more years, with a lease that now runs until 2026. This is how, in all likelihood, the main interested party should end his professional career near Villeurbanne, within the club just crowned new champion of France.

A club now also a permanent member of the Euroleague. An extension of contract which was however far from being acquired in advance and Lighty was even announced more than ever on the departure, these last weeks. Still, a year ago, Lighty had already extended his contract until 2024. Now 33, David Lighty has played a total of 371 games in favor of ASVEL. In all, he also won four French championship titles, including one for Nanterre, in 2013, as well as three French Cups.

Parker is delighted with this extension

During the last final of the French championship, it was he who then won the title of best player (MVP). Before that, Lighty, trained on the side of Buckeyes University Ohio States, had then joined Europe, just ten years ago and more precisely in 2011, first in Italy, on the side of Cantu then of Cremona. Subsequently, he had worn the jersey of Nanterre, from 2012 to 2014, then Villeurbanne, for the first time, from 2014 to 2016. Before then returning to ASVEL, he again went to Italy. , first in Trento, from 2016 to 2017 then in Sassari in 2017.

On the official site of ASVEL, Tony Parker, the president of the club, could not but rejoice at the news of his extension: ” It couldn’t be any other way! Yes, he asked himself questions and so did we. But when absolutely everyone says to me: “We must keep it”, then we do everything for! David will end his career with us, have his jersey removed, a celebration worthy of what he has brought etc… But before that, he will continue to make us win titles and bring us joy and happiness every day! »

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