Raptors Recall Nogueira From Mad Ants

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have recalled centre Lucas Nogueira (no-GARE-uh) from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Nogueira appeared in four games with Fort Wayne, averaging 8.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 20.0 minutes. He totaled 18 points and 19 rebounds in 27 minutes in his first outing March 14 versus Delaware.

Nogueira made his NBA debut November 21 versus Milwaukee and grabbed a season-high five rebounds in nine minutes of action. He has played a total of 23 minutes in six games with Toronto this season, recording six points and 11 rebounds.

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nogueira was selected 16th overall by Boston in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Raptors acquired his rights June 30, 2014 from Atlanta. He spent the 2013-14 season with Estudiantes Madrid in the Spanish Liga Endesa and averaged 6.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 16.0 minutes in 18 games.