SAN ANTONIO (July 13, 2012) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Nando De Colo. The 25-year-old De Colo was selected by the Spurs with the 53rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
The 6-5, 200-pound De Colo has spent the past three seasons playing for Valencia in the Spanish ACB League. He helped lead Valenica to the 2010 Eurocup Championship and to the ACB playoffs in each of his three seasons with the club, including the 2011 ACB Finals. In three seasons with Valencia, De Colo averaged 12.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 106 ACB games. In two Eurocup appearances, he averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 32 games.
De Colo made his pro debut in 2006 with Cholet Basket in the French ProA League. He spent three seasons with Cholet, averaging 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 83 games. De Colo was named ProA League All-Star in 2008 and 2009 and was selected to the FIBA Eurocup All-Star Team in 2008.
Born and raised in France, De Colo has played for the French National Team since 2008. In the 2011 European Championship, he averaged 6.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 11 games to help France capture the Silver medal and qualify for the 2012 Olympics. De Colo has also represented France in the 2009 European Championship and 2010 World Championship.