Oct. 26, 2013
Former Lamar Cardinal Nikko Acosta has signed a contract to play basketball with Salto Uruguay. A 6-10 product from New Haven, Conn., Acosta averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 30 games for the Cardinals last season. Salto Uruguay is part of the Uruguayan Basketball Federation.
A transfer from Gulf Coast Community College, Acosta started 16 games during his two years in Beaumont. During Lamar's 2011-12 NCAA tournament run, Acosta finished third on the team with 24 blocked shots. He recorded a personal-best three rebounds in the NCAA tournament game against Vermont.