Lasher goes to Germany, shortly after winning title in Australia

September 20, 2019
Colter Lasher basketball

Colter Lasher

Most pro players look forward to taking a vacation after the hoops season, but Anchorage’s Colter Lasher looked for another team.

Only days after helping Geraldton win the SBL championship in Australia, Lasher was on his way to Germany after signing with Bayer Leverkusen.

Apparently the only kind of break he wants is on a fast break.

Lasher, of Dimond High fame, has already landed a starting spot with Bayer and helped the Giants win a small preseason tournament among local Pro-A teams.

The 6-foot-7 forward will be coached in Germany by Hansi Gnad – a familiar name to Alaska hoop heads as Gnad was a huge star for UAA in the 1980s before going on to play for the German national team and appearing in the 1992 Olympics.

Lasher comes to Germany by way of Australia, where he had played two seasons with the Geraldton Buccaneers and three weeks ago led Geraldton to its first State Basketball League championship since 2000.

Lasher scored 23 points in the title game. In seven playoff games, he averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

The 25-year-old former Houston Baptist University star has surpassed the 1,000-point plateau at the college and professional level.