Nesbitt Heads To Uruguay


National basketball team stalwart David Nesbitt is on the move again on the move again at the professional level.

The 25-year-old forward has been a key component for his new club in Uruguay’s Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbo (LUB), Goes Montevideo.

Despite the team’s 1-2 start, Nesbitt has averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game in his new surroundings.

In the season opener, he finished with nine points, three rebounds and two blocks in a 67-52 loss to Aguada. He reached double figures scoring in game two with 13 points and four rebounds in 64-62 loss to Universitario. He added 14 points and six rebounds, both season highs, in an 86-49 win over Olimpia.

The Uruguayan Basketball League began to compete in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only metropolitan and no competitions brought together all the clubs in the country. Until the LUB was created, the capital clubs participated in the Uruguayan Federal Tournament, while the clubs of the rest of the country competed in regional tournaments. The Uruguayan Federal Tournament was founded in 1915, making it amongst the oldest on the continent.

Nesbitt, 25, spent the last two seasons in the Iraqi Superleague with Al Mina.

He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He was also voted to’s Iraqi League All-Imports Team and second Team.

Nesbitt has played also professionally in Kazakhstan (Kaspiy Aktau).

A graduate of St. Thomas University, he played locally at the high school level with the Catholic High Crusaders before heading to Grayson Junior College.

Nesbitt has been a member of several editions of the Bahamas national team at both the senior and junior levels.

Most recently, he was a member of the 2016 Centrobasket team which finished 7th in Panama. Nesbitt averaged 12.4 points and seven rebounds per game in the tournament.

At the 2015 CBC Championships in Tortola British Virgin Islands, Nesbitt averaged nine points and 7.2 rebounds per game as the team finished with the silver medal.

As a junior, he was a member of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship team that finished eighth in 2008. At that tournament Nesbitt averaged 6.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.