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  • #0

    Kevin

    Punter

    Point Guard Born in New York (USA) on25/06/1993

    Kevin Punter came to Olimpia during the summer of 2020, from Red Star Belgrade. He's a 1.93 mt. shooting guard, born in The Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1993.
    HIS CAREER – Born and raised in the Bronx, in New York, he attended the Salesian High School in New Rochelle. In 2011 he moved to the Body of Christ Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he averaged 24.2 points per game. From 2012 to 2014 he played at the State Fair Community College in Missouri (20.3 points per game in his second year) and finally played from 2014 to 2016 at Tennessee. In his first season he averaged 10.3 points per game, in the second his average went up to 22.2 points per game, made 36.9% of his three-point attempts, 81.7% of his free throws and dished 3.5 assists per game. He was included in the second All-SEC team and was the conference second-best scorer. In 2016, he made his professional debut in Greece, playing for Lavrio and then ended the season in Antwerp in Belgium. In 2017, he played for Rosa Radom in Poland. In February of 2018 he moved to AEK Athens, where he won the Greek Cup and the Fiba ​​BCL (15.3 points per game, while converting 41.9% of his threes). The following season he played at Virtus Bologna and again won the Fiba ​​BCL, winning the Final Four MVP award (he had 26 points and seven rebounds in the championship game against Tenerife). In 2019, he played for Olympiacos Piraeus until December, making his EuroLeague debut, and then finished the season at Red Star Belgrade. In 12 games with the team he averaged 15.9 points per game, made 48.1% of his threes and 89.4% of his free throws, with an open streak of nine consecutive double-digit games, including the 24 points that he scored against Alba Berlin and Panathinaikos Athens.
    NOTES – He averaged 19.3 points per game in the Polish league, playing for Rosa Radom. He appeared in 29 Italian games in 2018/19, averaging 14.2 points per game.

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  • #2

    Zach

    LeDay

    Power Forward Born in Dallas (USA) on30/05/1994

    Zach LeDay, 2.02 mt., power forward, born on May 30, 1994, in Dallas, Texas, came to Olimpia during the summer of 2020 from Zalgiris Kaunas.
    HIS CAREER – Raised in Dallas, Zach LeDay attended the Skyline High School and moved to The Colony High School before his senior year. After spending two years at South Florida, he transferred to Virginia Tech for his last two college seasons. During the first year, he averaged 15.5 points per game and grabbed 7.9 rebounds per game. In his senior season, he averaged 17.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. In 2017, he was included in the All-ACC Tournament second team. In 2017, he began his professional career in Israele, playing for Hapoel Gilboa where he averaged 19.5 points per game (second leading scorer in the Israeli league) and 8.2 rebounds (fifth overall). He was second for index rating and blocked shots. The following season, he moved to Olympiacos Piraeus. In the EuroLeague, he averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game (11.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in the Greek league). In 2019 he moved to Zalgiris Kaunas where he averaged 11.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in his second EuroLeague season and conquered both the Lithuanian championship and National Cup.
    NOTES – He appeared in the Israelian All-Star Game during the 2017/18 season. He was the Round 10 EuroLeague’s MVP during the 2018/19 season.

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  • #3

    Davide

    Moretti

    Playmaker , Point Guard Born in Bologna (Ita) on25/03/1998

    Davide Moretti, 1.90, born in Bologna in 1998, on March 25th, came to Milan in the summer of 2020 after three years at Texas Tech University.
    HIS CAREER – After playing in the Pistoia and Stella Azzurra Rome youth teams, Moretti made his Italian league debut in 2014/15 in Pistoia. During the following two seasons, he played in the second league in Treviso and finally in 2017 he moved to Texas Tech. With the Red Raiders, he appeared in 106 games over three years. In the 2018/19 season, the team made the NCAA championship game, losing to Virginia. He averaged 11.5 points per game, was named on the All-Big 12 conference 3rd team and led the conference in free-throw shooting percentage, converting 92.4 percent of his attempts, repeating in 2019/20 while averaging 13.0 points per game.
    NOTES – Davide Moretti is the oldest son of Paolo Moretti, who won three Italian championships in his playing career and the silver medal at the 1997 European Championship with the Italian National Team. He’s competed in eight official youth competition with Italy, including the 2014 Under 17 World Championship and the 2016 Under 18 European Championship when he helped the team conquered the bronze medal. At Texas Tech, he was also Academic All-Big 12 in 2019 and 2020. Moretti scored a career-high during the season when he went for 25 points in a home win over West Virginia.

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  • #5

    Vladimir

    Micov

    Small Forward Born in Belgrado (Serbia) on16/04/1985

    Vladimir Micov came to Milan during the summer of 2017 coming from Galatasaray Istanbul. He's the All-time Olimpia's leading scorer in the EuroLeague, and the first for games played.
    2019/20 SEASON - He surpassed 400 assists for his EuroLeague career during the win over Fenerbahce. He surpassed 600 rebounds for his EuroLeague career during the win over FC Barcelona. During the game with Efes he passed the 2,000 points scored in his career. During the game against Berlin in Milan, he surpassed 300 threes made for his career. He had a sreak of 20 free throws made in a row. Meanwhile, he has become the first scorer ever in the EuroLeague of Olimpia surpassing 800 points. In Venezia, he made the winning three-pointer with 4 seconds left in the game. Against Cremona, he made the corner three to win the game with one second left in the game. He made the winning three-pointer with the time expiring in Valencia too.
    2018/19 SEASON - He scored 17 points in the Supercup final over Turin leading Milan to the win. He was named the Tournament MVP. During the EuroLeague season, he set his personal best for defensive rebounds in a game (7) in Tel Aviv. He averaged 13.9 points per game, a personal best, and finished 7th overall. He was also second for minutes played (939, 31.1 per game); he scored 418 points, the third best for an Olimpia player after Mike James (2018/19) and Keith Langford (2013/14). He also made 400 two-pointers for his career and grabbed 500 rebounds.
    2017/18 SEASON - Against Trento, he scored 28 points setting his new personal best that improved the 21 points he had while playing in Cantù against Sassari in 2012. He also set his new personal best in EuroLeague scoring 27 points against Valencia. In that game he had 34 of index rating, another personal best and the fourth most ever by an Olimpia player. During that game he also made seven threes, a personal best and the second most made by an Olimpia player behind Linas Kleiza's record of eight. Micov had at least one made three in 14 consecutive games. He helped the team in its Supercup and Italian league title.
    HIS CAREER - Born in Belgrade on April 16, 1985, Micov grew up with the Beopetrol Belgrade junior teams. During rhe early part of his career he played flr several teams: Nova Pazova, OKK Belgrade, Buducnost during two different periods winning two Montenegro titles, Partizan where he won a Serbian championship. In March 2009 when he was with Buducnost he was traded to Panionios Athens and finished the season there. He then moved to Spain in Vitoria but in March 2009 he left to sign for Cantù making his Italian league debut. He stayed in Cantù until the end of the 2011/12 season. He signed for CSKA Moscow after that and spent there two seasons winning one Russian championship, two VTB Leagues and making two trips to the EuroLeague Final Four (he averaged 7.7 points per game shooting 42.3% from three in his first season; he scored 7.6 points per game the following year, but he converted 48.8% of his threes). He also spent the last three season with Galatasaray Istanbul. He helped the team win the Eurocup and was names in the All-Eurocup first team (12.9 points per game, 42/48 from the line).
    NOTES – He won the gold at the 2001 Under 16 European championship with Serbia and the bronze at the 2005 Under 20… Three times he helped Buducnost winning the Montenegro Cup...

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  • #9

    Riccardo

    Moraschini

    Playmaker , Point Guard Born in Cento () on08/01/1991

    Riccardo Moraschini, a 1.94 mt. guard, born on 8 January 1991 in Cento (Ferrara), was signed during the summer of 2019.
    2019/20 SEASON - He made the winning free throws with 8.8 seconds left in Athens, against Panathinaikos. Against Real madrid, he set his personal bests for points (21), rebounds (six), index rating (24), steals (four), minutes played (34:39). Moraschini became the seventh Olimpia Italian player for point scored in one EuroLeague game behind Luca Vitali (32), Alessandro Gentile (29), Danilo Gallinari and Massimo Bulleri (27), Daniel Hackett (25), Marco Mordente (23).
    HIS CAREER - Riccardo Moraschini grew up in the Virtus Bologna youth system and made his first-team debut in the 2007/08 season. He played 45 Serie A games in Bologna before moving on to Biella for the 2010/11 season, returning briefly the following year and then moving again to Sant’Antimo. In 2012/13 he played again in Bologna, then he spent a year in Rome, two years in Mantua in A2, a year in Trento, one more in Mantua (13.1 points per game in A2). In 2018/19, he was in Brindisi where he played 33 games out of 33 averaging 12.3 points per game, 2.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds, all career highs.
    NOTES - Moraschini was named Italian Player of the Year in the 2018/19 season in which he had a personal record of 30 points in a single game (against Trieste) and scored against Trento the winning three at the buzzer that allowed Brindisi to earn a berth in the Final Eight, where it reached the championship game. Moraschini played in the Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 National teams. In 2011, he won the European Under 20 silver medal in Bilbao. It also has 19 appearances with the senior National Team. He won the Under 17 championship in 2008 and the Under 19 championship in 2010, with Virtus Bologna.

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  • #10

    Michael

    Roll

    Point Guard, Small Forward Born in Mission Viejo (USA) on12/06/1987

    Michael Roll, a 1.98 mt swingman, born on April 12, 1987, in Mission Viejo, California, coming from Maccabi Tel Aviv, signed for Olimpia during the summer of 2019.
    HIS CAREER - Michael Roll attended Aliso Niguel High School in Orange County, California, until 2005 when he began his college career at UCLA. There, he played the 2006 NCAA championship game (lost to Florida) and the 2007 NCAA Final Four, and was also part of the team that reached the Final Four again in 2008, but an injury ended his season after six appearances. He was redshirted and as a consequence Roll was able to play college for another two years. In the last one, he averaged 14.1 points and 3.6 assists per game, first in the Bruins. It was included in the All-Pac 10 first team. As a professional, he played in Turkey in Bornova, in Belgium in Antwerp, in Spain in Zaragoza for two years (he reached the semifinal of the Spanish league in 2013), again in Turkey in Ankara, in Büyükçekmece in Turkey while finishing the season in Vitoria in Spain, and then played for Besiktas, once more in the Turkish league. In 2017, he signed for Maccabi where he spent the last two seasons winning the Israeli championship twice.
    NOTES - Roll has a Tunisian passport and played the 2015 African Championships with the National Team, finishing third, and the 2019 World Cup. At UCLA, he played among the others with NBA future stars such as Russell Westbrook, Jrue Holiday, Darren Collison, Luke Richard Mbah-a-Moute and Kevin Love.

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  • #13

    Sergio

    Rodriguez

    Playmaker Born in San Cristobal de la Laguna (Spain) on12/06/1986

    Sergio Rodriguez, a 1.91 mt point-guard, born on June 12, 1986 in San Cristobal de la Laguna, on the island of Tenerife, came to Olimpia during the summer of 2019, coming from CSKA Moscow.
    2019/20 SEASON - In Athens (Panathinaikos), he surpassed 200 steals for his EuroLeague career. In Berlin, he surpassed 2500 points scored in his career and at one point he made 17 straight free throws and another time he made 13. He was the EuroLeague's MVP in October. He passed Milos Teodosic and Thomas Heurtel and became the fourth ever in the EuroLeague for assists. Against Efes he has surpassed 400 threes in his career.
    HIS CAREER - At the age of 14, Sergio Rodriguez left the island of Tenerife to play in Bilbao and then moved to Estudiantes Madrid where he debuted in the Liga ACB at 17. After two seasons in Madrid, he was chosen with the number 27 of the 2006 NBA draft by Phoenix and traded to Portland where he played for three seasons. In 200,9 he moved to Sacramento and later to New York. In the summer of 2010, after four years of NBA, he returned to Spain to play for Real Madrid until the 2015/16 season. During that span, he won the 2015 EuroLeague, was named the EuroLeague’s MVP in 2014, won the Spanish championship three times, four times the King's Cup, three times the Spanish Super Cup. In 2016, he returned to the NBA to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. At the end of that season, he returned to Europe to play in CSKA Moscow: in two years he won the 2019 EuroLeague and twice the VTB League.
    NOTES - Rodriguez played the Hoop Summit in 2004, the annual challenge between the best 18-year-olds in America and the rest of the world. In 2004, he won the European Under-18 gold medal and was named the competition’s MVP. In 2013/14, he was included in the All-EuroLeague first team, in 2017/18 he was included in the second. In 2006, he won the World Cup with the Spanish national team; in 2012 he won the Olympic silver medal; in the 2016 Olympics, he won the bronze medal (he made the decisive free-throw against Australia in 3rd-4th place final); he won the European gold medal in 2015, the silver medal in 2007, the bronze medal in 2013 and 2017. He won the 2015 Intercontinental Cup with Real Madrid. He scored 23 points in 21 minutes against Real Madrid in the 2019 EuroLeague 2019 semi-final game.

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  • #15

    Kaleb

    Tarczewski

    Center Born in Claremont, NH (United States) on26/02/1993

    Kaleb Tarczewski signed for Olimpia during the month of March, 2017, coming from the Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League. He's a 2.11 mt. center.
    2019/20 SEASON - He has surpassed 300 rebounds for his EuroLeague career in Athens, against Panathinaikos, the he got over the 400 rebounds in Istanbul against Fenerbahce. He became Olimpia's All-Time EuroLeague's leading rebounder. He set a new personal best, scoring 19 points in Istanbul (Fenerbahce). In the same game he set his new high in index rating with 27. Against Valencia, he had his first double double of his EuroLeague career. He tied his career-best of 10 rebounds several times and in Istanbul he tied his career-best of 4 blocks in one game. He has scored over 500 points in his EuroLeague career. He has scored more than 700 points in the Italian League.
    2018/19 SEASON - Winner of the Italian Supercup. He set his new career-high in the Italian league when he scored 23 points against Brescia. In the same game he set his new highs in field goal made (10) and attempted (12). Against Torino, he set his personale best for most shots made in one game with no misses with eight. In Varese, he set his new career-high for offensive rebounds grabbed in one game with 5 and tied his best in total rebounds with 12. This last record was eventually beaten when he grabbed 15 rebounds against Avellino. In Moscow, in a win over Khimki, he set his new personal EuroLeague best in index rating with 25. He also had 10 rebounds against Olympiacos, a career-high. He finished the season third in two-point shooting (72.4%) and had his offensive rebounds number 100 for his career. In the Italian league he finished as the best for average plus/minus and his 84.1 % in two-point shooting is the best figure ever in the club history and the Italian league history. He's first ever in Olimpia for dunks made in the Italian league and in the Italian league playoffs.
    2017/18 SEASON - He started 29 games during the EuroLeague season. In the process he finished ninth overall in rebounding (5.7), seventh in offensive rebounding (2.4) and was also ninth in shots blocked (0.8). He was seventh also in field goal percentage (64.4%). He was the best rebounder per minute in the Italian league, both during the regular season and the playoffs. He's won the Italian championship.
    HIS CAREER - Kaleb Tarczewski attended Stevens High School of Claremont for two years. He then transferred to St.Mark's High School, in Southborough, Massachusetts. During his senior season he was named Independent School League's MVP, averaging 20.7 points per game, 10.2 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots. He had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the "Jordn Classic" game in Charlotte and was part of the USA team in the Hoop Summitt of Portland. Eventually, he played four seasons at Arizona, where he won 110 games, the most ever by an Arizona player. He started 131 games 135,and in his senior season had 9.4 points per game with 9.3 rebounds, 1.4 blocked shots, while converting 63.3% of his field goals and 71.2% of his foul shots. He was included in the All-Pac 12 second team and in the All-Pac 12 defensive team. He was undrafted in 2016 but played the Orlando summer league with the Washington Wizards and the Las Vegas summer league with the Detroit Pistons. During the month of September he was signed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, spending with them the entire preseason. fter being released, he joined the D-League's Oklahoma City Blue. He played 25.5 minutes per game, scoring 10.0 points. He converted 63.3% of his shots and 72.7% of his free throws. He averaged 7.3 rebounds per game. He signed for Olimpia for the final portion of the 2016/17 season and he averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
    NOTES - At Arizona, he played with many NBA players including TJ McConnell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Aaron Gordon and Stanley Johnson. His coach was Sean Miller but the assistant coach, specialized in big men instructions was Olimpia former center's Joseph Blair.

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  • #19

    Paul

    Biligha

    Center Born in Perugia (Ita) on31/07/1990

    Paul Biligha, a 2.00 mt center, from Perugia, where he was born on May, 31, 1990, came to Milan during the month of July, 2019, from Venice.
    2019/20 SEASON - He had a four-block game in Tel Aviv that was the second highest single-game total for an Olimpia player. Only Gani Lawal had more with five in 2014 in Athens, vs Olympiacos.
    HIS CAREER - Paul Biligha started to play in Cameroon, where he lived from age eight to 16, and eventually in Florence, when his family returned in Italy. Then he was acquired by the UCC Casalpusterlengo and later he also played in Verolanuova, Crema, Pavia. In 2012, he moved to Avellino where he played two seasons in Serie A before moving to Ferentino in A2. From 2015 to 2017 he was in Cremona for two seasons (in the second he averaged 11.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game) and then another two in Venice, winning the Fiba Europe Cup in 2018 and the Italian championship in 2019. He also played a European Under 20 Championship with the Italian national team in 2010 and a European Championship in 2017, in Israel and Turkey
    NOTES – Biligha’s parents are form Cameroon. During the 2017 European Championships he was coached by Ettore Messina. He made his National Team debut on July, 30, 2017 in Trento against Netherlands.

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  • #20

    Andrea

    Cinciarini

    Playmaker Born in Cattolica (Italy) on21/06/1986

    Andrea Cinciarini was acquired by Olimpia during the summer of 2015 from Reggio Emilia. In his first season, he contributed to the Italian League and Italian Cup titles. He has been appointed team's captain before the 2016/17 season while leading the team to the Supercup and Italy Cup trophies. In 2017/18 he helped his team to the Supercup and Italian league titles.
    2018/19 SEASON - He led his team to another Supercup trophy becoming the All-time leader in total assists dished in Supercup games. In Varese, he had his assist number 1.200 for his Italian league career. He surpassed 300 assists made in playoff games and 400 assists while playing for Olimpia. Now, he's third ever in the history of the club behind Mike D'Antoni and Alessandro Gentile.
    2017/18 SEASON - He led the team to the Supercup trophy and eventually the Italian League championship. In Reggio Emilia he surpassed the 1000 rebounds milestone in the Italian League.
    2016/17 SEASON - He made a huge three down the stretch of Olimpia's win over Reggio Emilia in the Final Eight semifinal game. He set his new EuroLeague highs in points (17, at Kaunas) and rebounds (8, at Panathinaikos).
    HIS CAREER - Born on June, 21, in 1986, in Cattolica, Cinciarini is a 1.93 mt point-guard, whose father, Franco was a nice player in the 70s for Pesaro and Cremona. Andrea grew up in Pesaro’s youth system, made his debuted in 2003/04 and then played again in Pesaro in the third league, Senigallia and finally in Pistoia, in Legadue. In 2007/08 he played for Montegranaro in Serie A, then was loaned to Pavia in Legadue and returned to Montegranaro until 2011. In the summer of 2011 he was signed by Cantù and made his Euroleague debut. The following year he moved to Reggio Emilia and collected the best statistics of his life: 12.3 points per game in 2013, 12.4 in 2014 and 10.3 in 2014/15 season playing 48 games. He won the assists crown in the Italian league in 2014 and 2015.
    NOTES – Andrea has participated in the last four European Championship editions including the 2017 one... He played once in the Mediterranean Games… He is married to Alessia. He's the father of Alessandro... During the 2018/19 season he rose to the third place for assists made while playing for Olimpia. He's the All-Time leader in assists in the Italian League playoffs and in the Italian League finals.

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  • #23

    Malcolm

    Delaney

    Playmaker Born in Baltimore (USA) on11/03/1989

    Malcolm Delaney, 1.91, point guard, from Baltimore, came to Milan during the summer of 2020 from FC Barcelona.
    HIS CAREER – Malcolm Delaney played basketball at the McDonogh School in Maryland for a year and then for three seasons at Baltimore’s Towson Catholic High School. As a senior, he was named Player of the Year in Maryland and led his team to the championship of the Catholic schools of Baltimore. In 2007 he began attending Virginia Tech University. In his second year he was named in the All-ACC 3rd team, after averaging 18.1 points and 4.5 assists per game. As a junior, he was named in the All-ACC 1st team and averaged 20.2 points per game, first overall in the ACC. In 2010/11, he averaged 18.7 points per game and was again included in the All-ACC 1st team. In 2011/12, he began his professional career in Chalon, France, winning the league title (15.0 points per game) and the French Cup. In 2012 he moved to Kiev in Ukraine and won again the league championship with Budivelnik. He was named in the All-Eurocup 1st team (after averaging 16.1 points per game). At the end of that season, he moved to Bayern Munich and made his EuroLeague debut (13.9 points per game, and more than 4 assists on average) as well as winning the German championship. In 2014, he was signed by Lokomotiv Kuban where he stayed for two years. In 2015/16 he played the Final Four losing the semifinal against CSKA Moscow. That season he was named in the All-EuroLeague 1st team, after averaging 16.3 points per game and distributing more than five assists per outing. In the following two seasons, he played in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks, then spent a year in China with the Guandong Southern Tigers (19.4 points per game on average) and finally a year at Barcelona (10.2 points, almost five assists per game in the EuroLeague).
    NOTES – Malcolm Delaney was MVP of the month in October in the EuroLeague during the 2015/16 season, he has been named three times in his career MVP of the round in the EuroLeague. He was MVP of the Ukrainian league in 2013, MVP of the German league and MVP of the Germanl playoffs in 2014.

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  • #31

    Shavon

    Shields

    Point Guard, Small Forward Born in Overland Park (USA) on05/06/1994

    Shavon Shields, born in Overland Park, Kansas, on June 5, 1994, 2.01 mt. tall, small forward and guard, came to Milan in the month of July, 2020, from Kirolbet Baskonia.
    HIS CAREER – Raised in Olathe, Kansas, where he attended the Northwest High School, Shields has been the Sunflower conference MVP as a senior at the end of a career in which he finished as the first in school history for points, rebounds and steals. In 2012, he landed at the University of Nebraska, where he stayed four years and finished as the all-time fifth scorer. In 2015/16, he averaged 16.8 points per game and was selected in the All-Big Ten Conference second team. In 2016/17, he played for the Frankfurt Skyliners, before moving to Trento for the playoffs. He played two seasons in Trento, playing the Italian league finals twice. In 2017/18, he averaged 14.3 points per game in Italy. In 2018 he signed for Vitoria, where he made his EuroLeague debut. He averaged 9.6 points per game in 59 appearances. He won the 2020 Spanish championship.
    NOTES – Shields ia a Danish National Team member, because of his mother origin. His father, Will Shields, has been a 12-time Pro Bowl NFL selection and is a Hall of Famer after a 14-year pro career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  • #32

    Jeff

    Brooks

    Power Forward Born in Louisville (USA) on12/06/1989

    Jeff Brooks came to Milan during the summer of 2018 from Unicaja Malaga. He's a power forward.
    2018/19 SEASON - He contributed to the team third Supercup title. Against CSKA he set his career highs in rebounds (13) and defensive rebounds (8).
    HIS CAREER – Born in Louisville, Kentucky, on 12 June 1989, Jeff Brooks began his career at Doss High School in Louisville and then for four years he was at Penn State University where in 2009 he won the NIT trophy and in 2010/11 he averaged 13.1 points per game with 40.3% shooting from three and 6.3 rebounds per game. In 2011 he started his professional career in Jesi, in the Italian second league (17.0 points, 6.9 rebounds), before moving on to Cantù where he made his EuroLeague debut (8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds) and won the Super Cup (7.8 points per game in the Italian league), then to Caserta (14.4 points, 6.3 rebounds) and Sassari (he had his second EuroLeague season, averaging 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game). In Sassari, he won the Italian title, the Italian Cup and the Super Cup (9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in league play). For the 2015/16 season he moved to Saratov in Russia and in 2016 he signed for Malaga where he played for two seasons. In 2017 he helped his team win the Eurocup with 7.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. During the 2017/18 season he averaged 8.8 points per game in EuroLeague making 39.5% of his threes.
    NOTES – He made his Italian National Team debut in September.

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  • #42

    Kyle

    Hines

    Power Forward, Center Born in Sicklerville (USA) on02/09/1986

    Kyle Hines, 1.98, from Sicklerville, where he was born on September 2, 1986, came to Olimpia in the summer of 2020 from CSKA Moscow.
    HIS CAREER – Kyle Hines played one year at the Camden Catholic High School in New Jersey and then for the next three years at the Timber Creek Regional High School. In his senior year, he was named in the second All-State team and became the school’s all-time leading scorer. In 2004 he landed at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where in 2005 he was named Southern Conference’s freshman of the year and as a junior he was voted Southern Conference Player of the Year (he averaged 20.9 points, 9.0 rebounds per game). As a senior he averaged 19.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. During his last three college years, he was always named on the All-Southern 1st team. His professional career began in Italy in Veroli where he won the Legadue Italian Cup for two consecutive seasons (16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds on average during the first year, 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds during the second). In 2010, he moved to Bamberg where he won the Super Cup, the German Cup, the league championship and was the playoff MVP (he averaged 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in his EuroLeague rookie season). In 2011 he arrived at Olympiacos Piraeus where in two years he won the EuroLeague title twice and the Greek championship in 2012. During the first EuroLeague run he averaged 9.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, during the second he had 9.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. In 2013 he signed for CSKA Moscow where he won the EuroLeague two more times, in 2016 and 2019, in addition to winning six VTB League championships. In 2016 (when he scored 10.9 points per game) and in 2018 he was named Defender of the year in the EuroLeague. During the last season he had 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. For his career he is shooting 61.6 percent from two-point range.
    NOTES – During his college career, he had a streak of 37 consecutive games with at least one blocked shot. Among his teammates he had Ricky Hickman (he played for Olimpia in the 2016/17 season). He is one of six NCAA players in history to have had at least 2.000 points, 1.000 rebounds and 300 blocked shots for their careers. He was named on the All-EuroLeague team of the last decade. He is the first American in the list of appearances in the EuroLeague, has a nine-year streak of Final Four appearances, from 2012 to 2019. He is the second EuroLeague all-time offensive rebounder, he is also sixth overall in rebounds, third for blocked shots, fifth in two-point baskets scored

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  • #70

    Luigi

    Datome

    Small Forward, Power Forward Born in Montebelluna (Ita) on22/11/1987

    Luigi Datome came to Milan in the summer of 2020 coming from Fenerbhace Istanbul. He's a 2.03 mt tall forward, born in Montebelluna.
    HIS CAREER – Born in Montebelluna, but raised in Olbia, where he played on the team owned by his father Sergio, Santa Croce, Luigi Datome won a youth Italian championship with that same team and in 2003 moved to Siena, where he remained until 2006 while debuting in the Italian league and the EuroLeague. He eventually played for Scafati from 2006 to 2008 and in Rome from 2008 to 2013. In the 2012/13 season he averaged 16.9 points per game, grabbed 5.8 rebounds per outing and was named the league’s MVP. In the summer of 2013, he joined the NBA, signing for the Detroit Pistons. After 36 games in two years, he was traded to the Boston Celtics. In Boston, he played 18 regular season games and three playoff games. In the summer of 2015, he returned to Europe to play for Fenerbahce. In Istanbul he played four Final Fours in four years, was named in the second All-EuroLeague team in 2016 and won the European title in 2017 (he had 11 points and six rebounds in the championship game won against Olympiacos). He has also won the Turkish title three times, the Turkish Cup three times. He was the playoffs’ MVP in Turkey in 2016. He's been named MVP of the Turkish Cup in 2019 and 2020, MVP of the Presidential Cup in 2017. He played with the Italian national team in the 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 European Championships, and in the 2019 World Cup.
    NOTES – He won the bronze medal at the Under 18 European Championships in 2005 and again at the Under 20 championships with the Italian national team. He won the Italian championship in 2004 with Siena. He also won the 2016 President Cup with Fenerbahce. Datome played 175 official games with the Italian national team, and scored 1.579 points.

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