Oliver Lafayette

Oliver Lafayette
Oliver Lafayette
Position Point guard
Shooting guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League PLK
VTB United League
Team Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Born May 6, 1984 (1984-05-06) (age 27)
Nationality American
High school Capitol High School
College University of Houston
Pro career 2008–present
Career history Erie BayHawks (2008-09)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2009-10; 2010-2011)
Boston Celtics (2010)
KK Partizan Belgrade (2010)
Maccabi Ashdod (2011)
Asseco Prokom Gdynia (2011-present)

Oliver Lafayette (born May 6, 1984) is an American professional basketball player. He is currently playing for Asseco Prokom Gdynia.


College and high school

Lafayette attended Capitol High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and led the basketball team to a 29–3 record his senior year. Lafayette attended first Brown Mackie College and Blinn College before transferring to the University of Houston. At Houston during his junior year, Lafayette started 30 of 31 games and earned 2nd team all Conference USA while finishing third in scoring in C-USA with a 15.7 points per game average. During his senior year in 2006–07, Lafayette averaged 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He also majored in sociology.[1]

Pro career

Lafayette played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants during the 2009–10 season in the NBA Development League. With the Mad Ants, the guard started 42 of 48 games and averaged 17.1 points, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per game.[2] On April 14, 2010, Lafayette signed with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association and appeared in one game with the team in which he scored 7 points. Upon playing with the Celtics, Lafayette became the 23rd former Houston Cougar to play in the NBA.[3]

On October 13, 2010 he signed with KK Partizan Belgrade in Serbia,[4] but the contract was terminated in November.[5]

In December 2010, Lafayette practiced with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, his former team. He was going to sign with the Mad Ants once he was officially released from KK Partizan Belgrade.[6] After averaging 16.4 points per game with the Mad Ants, he signed a four-month contract with the Turkish team Besiktas Cola Turka.[7] But due to health problems, his contract was dropped.[8]

In February 2011 he signed with Maccabi Ashdod in Israel.[9] On October 5, 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Poland.[10]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2009–10 Boston 1 0 22.0 .500 .500 .000 4.0 2.0 .0 .0 7.0
Career 1 0 22.0 .500 .500 .000 4.0 2.0 .0 .0 7.0


External links

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