Incredible shooting lifts Lasher to SBL honors in Australia
Out-of-this-world shooting propelled Anchorage’s Colter Lasher to a league honor all the way across the world.
The 6-foot-7 forward used 77-percent shooting and a 30-point scoring average to lead the Geraldton Buccs to a 2-0 showing and snag player-of-the-week honors in the State Basketball League in Australia.
The former Houston Baptist University star made 26-of-34 field goals and scored 26 and 35 points, respectively, in the back-to-back victories that pushed Geraldton to 4-1 and a second-place tie in the league.
Lasher, of Dimond High fame, sank 12-of-15 shots, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots in a 107-84 win over Willetton.
Just 12 hours later, he showed no signs of fatigue as he flirted with a double-double and grabbed nine rebounds to go with four assists and four steals in a 108-88 with 14-of-19 shooting and Kalamunda.
Lasher is averaging 23.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists through five games.