Monday, September 6, 2010

Spartak St Petersburg released Stephane Lasme

Spartak St.Petersburg announced that Stephane Lasme  (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) is no longer member of the team.

According to the official web site of Spartak SP, the Gabonese forward has problems with the US immigration service and will have to stay in US for the next few months. The club announced they will have to look for Lasmes replacement.

Stephane Lasme signed contract with Spartak SP this summer, but it seems he will not play any game for them. Lasme spent last season with the Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv. He appeared in 20 Euroleague games for them averaging 6.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 bpg. Maccabi reached the Quarterfinals. In Israeli league, Lasme had 8.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.7 bpg in 24 games. There, Maccabi failed to defend the title, so they just won the Israeli National Cup last season.

A year before that, Stephane Lasme spent with Partizan Belgrade. That was the best season in his career and Lasme grabbed many awards. He won three trophies with the Serbian squad: Serbian league, National Cup and Adriatic league. In Euroleague, they reached the QFinals. Lasme had 11.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 1.6 bpg for 18 games. His first season as a pro Lasme spent with the Golden State Warriors, LA D-Fenders and Miami Heat. With the Heat he had 5.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 1.5 bpg for 15 games. He graduated at the University of Massachusetts in 2007.

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