Lasher’s 23.1 scoring average leads Australian SBL pro team

May 24, 2018

Colter Lasher basketball

Colter Lasher

A year after losing in the league semifinals, the Geraldton Buccaneers upgraded with 6-foot-7 forward Colter Lasher of Anchorage.

The investment has paid off as the Alaskan leads the team in scoring at 23.1 points per game as well as leading the Buccs to a third-place showing at the midway point of the season in the Australian pro league.

Lasher, of Dimond High fame, has reached double figures in all 11 games, highlighted by his season-high 35 points (one game after netting 33).

At Houston Baptist University, 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.

He brought his jump shot and his lunch box down under.

Lasher is also among the team leaders with 8.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He has four double-doubles.

His shooting percentages are .529FG/.3403PT/.650FT.

Geraldton is 9-2 on the season, one game back of second-place Perth.