July 5, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State University men's basketball forward DeAngelo Casto has signed a one-year contract to play with Antalya BSB of the Turkish Basketball League beginning this fall, the organization announced today.
Last season Antalya went 14-18 overall, finishing eighth in the TBL. Casto replaces Brad Buckman from Texas who signed with Tofas Bursa few weeks ago. He joins the 14 other former Cougars who are currently playing professional basketball.
A native of Spokane, Wash., Casto was a three-year member of the WSU basketball squad (2008-11) and a starter his sophomore (2009-10) and junior (2010-11) years. He ranks on WSU's all-time career list in blocks average (second - 1.7 bpg), blocks (second - 165), field goal percentage (10th - .541) and rebounds (13th - 572).
During his final season, his junior year, Casto started 30 of the 33 games he appeared in and led WSU and ranked second in the Pacific-10 Conference with 1.8 blocks per game, while also leading the team and ranking eighth in the league with 6.8 rebounds a game. He averaged 12.0 points per game on his way to being named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and to the five-man all-defensive team for the second-straight year.
Casto has experience playing internationally as he represented United States in the U19 World Championships in the summer of 2009. He averaged 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in four contests before injuring his knee. The team took home the Gold Medal in New Zealand.