Former Ohio State swingman David Lighty was among three players waived by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, team officials said.
The Hawks also waived nine-year NBA veteran Damien Wilkins and undrafted rookie Adonis Thomas, bringing their roster to 17.
All three players were training camp invitees.
Lighty is 6-foot-5 and played at Ohio State from 2006-11. He went undrafted following his college career and has played professionally in Italy and France.
“For me, to embrace the opportunity, embrace everything and just be me,” Lighty told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of his Hawks tryout. “Go with it and do the best I can. Find my way to leave an impact on a game every time I’m in there.”
Thomas, a 6-7 forward, left Memphis after his sophomore season but did not get drafted.
“I just figured I had total confidence in what I was doing,” Thomas told the Journal-Constitution. “I felt as though I was ready. I felt as though I was an NBA player and I was ready to leave. I didn’t get drafted unfortunately but you can’t dwell on that.”
Wilkins, 6-6, has spent nine years in the NBA with five different teams.