LOS ANGELES, California – Steven Weingarten (6’8″, 225 lbs, Small Forward, Baltimore, MD, USA) has been drafted in the 2015-16 NBA Development League (D-League) draft by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He will now prepare for training camp where he will compete to impress head coach Casey Owens and his staff.
Weingarten was recently selected 2015 All-iBall Pro Combine First Team while making a strong contribution to the iBall Pro Combine Championship campaign. He led team Social Solutions to the iBPC Final. At iBPC 2015, he led the team with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assistance averaged per game. Statistically, he earned his ‘smart player’ label as he was the only player to log zero turnovers throughout the entire tournament. He was #1 in total Defensive Rebounds (12 rebounds) and 2nd overall in Valoration per game (17.0).
Weingarten started his collegiate career with La Salle Explorers. After graduating from Lasalle University in 2011, he played last 2 years with NBDL His rookie season culminated in a dominant stretch of 30+point- and 15+ rebound- games with the Goldfields Giants of the Australia State League. He played the last 2 seasons in NBA Developmental League with the 76ers’ affiliated Delaware 87ers and Cavaliers’ affiliated Canton Charge.
Some of his other career highlights include:
- Averaged 3.14 points and 0.2 assistance per game during 2014-2015 season for the Canton Charge
- Acquired 3.65 points in the 2013-2014 season
- Earned 8.52 points for the team Delaware 87ers in the 2013-2014 season
- Achieved career highest points (24) against Austin Spurs
- Achieved Academic All-America NACDA 3 and Academic All-Region awards
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