Nederland native Colton Weisbrod parts ways with French basketball team

Published 1:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2019

A French basketball team has announced it parted ways with former Nederland High, Lamar State College Port Arthur and Lamar University forward Colton Weisbrod.

Kaysersberg-Ammerschwihr Basket Center Alsace, or KABCA, announced earlier this week it released Weisbrod and began to look for a complementary player in order to make up for his loss and address long-term injuries that had plagued the franchise. KABCA found a replacement in Lithuanian Dovydas Redikas.

Weisbrod, who turned 24 on Dec. 21, shared the news on Twitter on Friday.

“It’s on to the next journey,” Weisbrod tweeted. “Been through more in these past two months than I have been in the first 23 years. Just wanted to share this and let the ppl who care, know that I’m still fighting. [Praying hands and heart icons]”

Weisbrod signed with KABCA in July. He averaged 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds for the team, which is 3-14 in the NM1 (Nationale Masculine 1) division, the third level in the French basketball league system and highest amateur level. KABCA has nine games remaining.

Weisbrod led Nederland to three district championships in high school and was named 4A state player of the year after averaging 28 points per game as a senior in the 2013-14 season. He began his career at the University of New Orleans and then transferred to Lamar State, where he earned NJCAA first-team All-America accolades. At Lamar University, the 6-foot-4 Weisbrod made All-Southland Conference twice, finishing his collegiate career in 2018.

Weisbrod gained professional experience during the early part of the 2018-19 season with the South Bay Lakers, a G-League affiliate of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.

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