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.
He's like a bigger more defensive oriented version of Gary Neal. He's a really smart player. Prolly stick in the league for a decade. Him slipping to the second round would say 2 things 1) Teams are too obsessed with upside and make bad decisions because of it 2) That's how deep this year's draft is.