Lasher signs with Geraldton Buccaneers of Australia’s SBL

January 24, 2018

Colter Lasher basketball

Colter Lasher

After a successful college career at Houston Baptist, Colter Lasher of Anchorage had offers from professional teams in Europe, South America and Australia.

He elected to go down under.

The 6-foot-7 forward signed a one-year deal with the Geraldton Buccaneers of Australia’s SBL.

“I’m excited but nervous at the same time,” Lasher told me. “They reached out to my agent a little over a month ago and we were able to come to a deal. I’m really glad they did too because I have always wanted to go to Australia. I have never been.”

At Houston Baptist, a NCAA D1 school in the Southland Conference, he started 97 of 117 career games and scored 1,250 points – the eighth most among Alaskans to play at the D1 level.

Lasher, of Dimond High fame, was named all-conference senior season in which he averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebound and 2.7 assists in 31 games.

The Geraldton Buccaneers won the SBL title in 2000 and advanced to the semifinal championship series last season.

The 24-year-old Alaskan could be the piece they are missing to reach the finals again.

“I’m going to try and stretch the floor for them and hopefully be the mismatch that I know I can be as a bigger guy that has some guard skills,” Lasher said. “It’s a real nice change of pace from college because I can just focus on basketball and not have to worry about classes.”