Le’Bryan Nash Finds New Home with Toros de Nuevo Laredo

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Written by Kyle Boone

Former OSU forward Le’Bryan Nash has signed with Toros Nuevo Laredo, a professional team based out of Mexico.

Nash, a former star at Oklahoma State, played the last two seasons with the Fukushima Firebonds in the Japan League. For the Firebonds, he earned BJ League All-Star MVP and a BJ League Best Five award. He also set a new league record with a 54-point outburst — the highest in the league’s 10-year existence.

Following his time in Japan, Nash had a brief stint as an affiliate player with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League before he was waived in February earlier this year. Now in a new environment for Toros de Nuevo Laredo, all indications are that he’ll pick up where he left off in Japan.

“Le’Bryan Nash is going to put on a show. I wish we could play here in Laredo,” director of player personnel and assistant coach Roy Zuniga told LMTonline. “There’s a small window for players with the opportunity to get in the NBA and sometimes that window closes for players. We are looking forward to bringing him in this season.”

Nash averaged 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game during his four-year stint in Stillwater.

  • Saucy Takes

    I’m not gonna say Travis Ford ruined him but he sure didn’t help him in terms of being an athlete.

  • Erick

    The skillset was always there. It was just the random mental lapses that was an issue in his time at OSU. In the NBA everyone has the skillset. Its the mental part of the game that keeps you in the league.

  • KyleZ

    I think his biggest problem is that he’s not tall or physical enough to play the 4, but not skilled enough to play the 3.

    • Chris Stover

      I’m with you. A great player but kind of a tweener. As far as talent. Many times he was the best player on the floor. In Bedlam in the Big 12 tournament, he flat was the best player on the floor and Buddy was there that day. I know Buddy is better pro but just saying that day. At times the guy was unbelievable.