Yesterday, it was reported that former OSU forward Le’Bryan Nash signed a deal with the Houston Rockets. Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets’ beat writer for the Houston Chronicle, broke the news on Twitter about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Rockets signed former Oklahoma State forward Le'Bryan Nash, source said. Will be with RGV.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 22, 2016
For those of you (such as myself) that don’t know what RGV stands for, don’t worry. I looked it up for you. RGV is Houston’s D-League team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
In his senior campaign for the Pokes, Nash averaged 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Following his senior year, Nash went undrafted in the NBA draft. He ended up overseas playing for the Fukushima Firebonds of the Basketball Japan League. Nash excelled in the bj-league. An article from the Japan Times elaborates exactly how well he did in his only season there.
The NBA took notice of the Cowboy big man’s sole season overseas, and he was invited to join the Milwaukee Bucks summer league team. In five games with the Bucks, Nash averaged 2.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game.
After not excelling with the Bucks during summer league, he was released, which set the stage for him to sign with the Rockets today.
Nash is known as an explosive player, and here is a perfect example of that.
Not convinced? Well maybe this will help change your mind.
As you can see, as a Poke, Nash was athletic, strong, and not afraid to drive the ball, as well as pull up and shoot. If he can continue this type of play, he could very well have an NBA career just as he has always dreamed of.
Nash is no stranger to taking the long, hard road towards his dreams, and signing with the Rockets is just another stop along the road to becoming an NBA star.