Thomas Kelati, an Eritrean-American from Walla Walla, Washington, was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Kelati spent last season playing for Unicaja in Spain, where he averaged 11.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 22.5 minutes. Before that, he played for two seasons in Poland, where he led his team to consecutive Polish League finals appearances. Kelati began his pro career in Belgium in 2005.
Big ups to Habeshas/East Africans! I know the Lakers just gained hella Eritrean fans all over the world, lol