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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Colton Weisbrod signs with French professional team

Former Lamar State College Port Arthur and Lamar University forward Colton Weisbrod has signed with a professional basketball team based in Kaysersberg, France.

AS Kaysersberg Ammerschwihr BCA is the second professional team for Weisbrod, a 2014 Nederland High School graduate who spent a short stint last season with the South Bay Lakers, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Weisbrod earned NJCAA All-America status at Lamar State in the 2015-16 season. He averaged 21.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for the Seahawks, and his 685 total points and per-game average are still the best in program history. At Lamar University, Weisbrod averaged 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds in 67 games and was six total points shy of 1,000 for his career. Twice, Weisbrod earned National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors.

Weisbrod began his collegiate career at the University of New Orleans.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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