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    Della Valle

    Point Guard Born in Alba (Italy) on11/04/1993

    Amedeo Della Valle came to Milan during the 2018 summer from Pallacanestro Reggiana.
    2018/19 SEASON - He scored nine points helping Olimpia during its Supercup win over Turin in Brescia.
    HIS CAREER - Born in Alba on 11 April 1993, 1.94, son of former player Carlo Della Valle, Amedeo grew up in the youth system of the Junior Casale Monferrato where he remained until 2011 when he moved to the United States to play for the Findlay Prep High School in Henderson, Nevada, close to Las Vegas. At Findlay he set the school record for most three-point field goals made in a season with 66. In 2012 he began attending Ohio State University where he remained for two years. After the 2014 NCAA Tournament, he returned to Italy to play in Reggio Emilia. With Reggiana he played for three and a half years, winning the 2014 Eurochallenge and the 2015 Super Cup, when he was named competition’s MVP. With Reggio Emilia he played two Italian league finals in 2015 and 2016. In the Italian league, he averaged 12.4 points per game in the 2015/16 season, 15.2 in the 2016/17 season and 14.6 in 2017/18. He played three Eurocup seasons for a total of 45 appearances with 14.2 points per game scored, while shooting 37.6% from three and 85.6% from the free-throw line.
    NOTES - Amedeo Della Valle played the 2015 European Championships with the National Team. With the Italian National Under 20 Team in 2013 he won European gold medal in Tallinn, Estonia, and was named MVP of the competition. In 2017/18 he scored 17.5 points on average in Eurocup and was named to the first All-Eurocup team. He finished second in index rating and points per game, first for fouls drawn, free throws made and attempted. He won also the free throws crown in Italy in 2017/18 converting 90.5% of his free throw attempts.

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  • #2



    Playmaker Born in Portland (USA) on18/08/1990

    Mike James came to Milan during the summer of 2018 from Panathinaikos Athens.
    2018/19 SEASON - He scored 27 points in two games during the Supercup triumph in Brescia. Against Khimki he made the three free throws that gave the team the win with 1.2 seconds left. Against Efes he made a three with one second remaining the game to win the game. Against CSKA he set his new career-high with 12 assists. He also tied the Olimpia's record for more assists in one game. In Istanbul, against Fenerbahce, he set his new career-high with 31 points. He also set his new high in index rating with 33. In that game he had a 20-point fourth quarter. In Sassari he set the club's record for most assists in a game with 15.
    HIS CAREER - Mike James was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 18, 1990. He’s a 1.85 mt combo-guard. He played for the Grant High School in Portland winning the Oregon state title in 2008. Then he spent two years at Eastern Arizona Junior College (he was the fourth best scorer at Junior College level in his second year there) and another two years at Lamar University. In 2011/12 he scored 17.1 points per game and Lamar won the Southland Conference title and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. James was included in the All-Southland first team and was the conference torunament’s MVP. As a professional he played in Zagreb (19.1 points per game), for Hapoel Gilboa (22.8 points per game), in Omegna in the second Italian league (21.6 points per game), then at the Kolossos Rhodes in Greece (21.0 points per game) moving to Vitoria during the 2014/15 season with the EuroLeague debut (he averaged 11.1 points per game). He played two seasons in Vitoria (10.0 points per game during the 2015/16 season when Vitoria reached the Final Four) then went on to Panathinaikos winning twice the Greek title and once the Greek Cup. In EuroLeague play, he scored 13.1 points per game in 2016/17 and 16.2 points in 2017/18. In 2017/18 he signed for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA remaining there until January (with a career-high of 26 points in a single game and 10.4 points per game in 32 appearances) when he returned to Athens to close the season after a short stay in New Orleans.
    NOTES – While at Lamar he scored 52 points in a single game against Louisiana, a All-Time high for a Lamar player. As a senior he scored 29 points against Kentucky who eventually won the NCAA title. He played the EuroLeague Final Four in 2016 (his team was defeated in the semifinals by Fenerbahce). He scored 20 points in Athens in the Final four-clinching game. He scored 18 points with 30 of index rating in Game 5 of the Greek playoff finals against Olympiacos in 2018. In the five games of the final series he scored 92 points overall.

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  • #5



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

    Vladimir Micov came to Milan during the summer of 2017 coming from Galatasaray Istanbul.
    2018/19 SEASON - He scored 17 points in the Supercup final over Turin leading Milan to the win. He was named Tournament MVP.
    2017/18 SEASON - Against Trento, he scored 28 points setting his new personale 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 double.
    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. In Cantù he averaged 10.4 points per gane while converting 39.4% of his threes during the 2011/12 EuroLeague season. He stayed in Cantù until the end of the 2011/12. 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 Fours (he averaged 7.7 points per game shootinf 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). During the last season he averaged a career-high 11.2 points per game in EuroLeague, he converted 43.2% of the threes and played a career-high 29.1 minutes per game. In the last Turkish league season he had 11.6 points per game (ha made 41.0% of the threes).
    NOTES – During his three Italian seasons he averaged 11.8 points per game in 2009/10, 10.2 the following season when Cantù made the Italian league finals and 10.2 again in 2011/12… During the 2015/16 Turkish season he averaged 14.3 points per game while comnecting 55% of his threes.da tre,.. His EuroLegue best is 23 points against Olimpia during the last season… 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 to win the Montenegro Cup.

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  • #7



    Center Born in Klaipeda (Lithuania) on19/06/1993

    Arturas Gudaitis came to Milan during the month of September in 2017 coming from Lietuvos rytas Vilnius..
    2018/19 SEASON - He was instrumental in helping Milan securing its third Supercup by scoring 17 points in the Final and conquering 21 rebounds in two games. Against Khimki he grabbed 13 rebounds setting his new EuroLeague career-best, a record that he improved by grabbing 17 boards against Gran Canaria, becoming the Olimpia record holder. In that game he set his new career highs in index rating (32), fouls drawn (10), free throws made (12), free throws attempted (14). In Athens, against Panathinaikos, he tied his scoring high with 20 points.
    2017/18 SEASON - He started his Italian career with 17 points and 17 rebounds in Cremona. His index rating of 31 was the most for an Olimpia player in the first game of the season since Morris Finley had a 34 of index rating in 2009. Against Avellino he grabbed 20 rebounds, the most since 2000/01 when Stefano Rusconi conquered 21 boards against Imola. In Madrid he set the club's EuroLeague record for most two-pointers with no misses with 9. In Madrid he set his personal highs in points (20) and blocks (4). The 4 blocks are the second most by an Olimpia player during the EuroLeague behind Gani Lawal's 5 in 2014. He finished second in two-point and field goal percentage with 67.1 %. He was also the EuroLeague's second best rebounder with 6.31 behind James Augustine. He was also the seventh best offensive rebounder (2.41) and the fourth best shot-blocker (1.07). With 4.97 per game he was third for free throws attempted. In Moscow he made 11 free throws, two shy of the club's record set by Danilo Gallinari with 13 in 2011 (vs Maccabi). Against Panathinaikos he went 8 for 8 from the line. Only three Olimpia players have made more free throws in a single game with no misses in EuroLeague history (Luca Vitali is the record holder with 10). He grabbed six offensive boards against Panathinaikos tying Kaleb Tarczewski for fourth in the Olimpia's history. He grabbed a personal-best 11 rebounds against Barcelona, had eight games with no field goal misses and set an index rating personal best of 29 against Panathinaikos. He was a key member of the 2017 Supercup triumph and the 2018 Italian League championship.
    HIS CAREER - Born in Klaipeda, on June 19, 1993, Gudaitis started to play the game in his native Klaipeda before being recruited by Zalgiris Kaunas where he made his first-team debut in 2013. During that season he had a breakout EuroLeague game against Lokomotiv Kuban. He scored 14 points and grabbed six boards. During the 2014/15 EuroLeague season he averaged 6.5 points per game to go with 4.0 rebounds. In 2015 he left Kauns and signed for Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. During the last season he averaged 11.4 points per game, with 6.6 rebounds while making 57.3 percent of his shots and blocking 49 shots in 41 games. He also played the Eurocup averaging 13.2 points per game, 8.2 rebounds and 1.89 blocks per game. He also shot 52.9 percent from the field and 70.3 percent from the line. At the end of the Eurocup regular season he was first in blocks, offensive rebounds, fouls drawn, free throws made and attempted.
    NOTES – Gudaitis won the Lithuanin championship with Zalgiris in 2014 and 2015, he also won the Lithuanian Cup in 2016 with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. He played the 2017 Eurobasket with his National Team. In 2015 he was drafted by the NBA’ s Philadelphia 76ers with the number 47 and eventually traded to Sacramento. Now his rights belong to Cleveland.

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  • #9



    Point Guard Born in Valmiera (Latvia) on09/09/1989

    Dairis Bertans signed for Milan during the summer of 2017 coming from Turkey's Drussafaka Istabul.
    2018/19 SEASON - Winner of the Italian Supercup.
    2017/18 SEASON - He helped Milan winning the Supercup. In the semifinal game against Trento he scored 11 points going perfect from the field (4/4, 3/3 on threes). He scored the winning basket in Barcelona with 5 seconds left with a mid-range jumper. He has compiled a streak of 16 EuroLeague games with at least a three made. He was a key member of the Italian league winning team. During the playoffs he led the league in three-point shooting converting 55.3 percent of his attempts.
    HIS CAREER - Born in 1989, on September 9, in Valmiera, Latvia, Bertans began to play in his native town before moving to ASK Riga in 2006 (in 2009 he helped the team winning the Latvian championship). He stayed in Riga until 2009, then he played for Ventspils and moved to VEF Riga in 2010. With VEF he won three consecutive Latvian titles before transferring abroad for the first time in 2013 to play for Bilbao (in 2015/16, he averaged 15.5 points per game during the Eurocup competition making 48.5% of his threes), and eventually in Darussafaka Istanbul making his EuroLeague debut. Over 32 appearances he averaged 6.4 points per game converting 50.0% (33/66) of his threes (8th overall) playing 16 minutes per game. He also finished 14th in free-throw shooting making 89.1% of his attempts. He has a career-high of 29 against Baskonia Vitoria, and he scored 18 points in Milano. In the Turkish league he had 10.0 points per outing and made 42.3% of his threes and 84.0% of his free throws.

    NOTES – Bertans conquered a bronze medal at the Under 18 European Championships of 2007… He’s played for Latvia during the last three European Championships… In 2012/13, playing for Riga, he went 25/25 from the line during the Eurocup season… While in Bilbao he scored 19 points in a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers… In the summer of 2014 he played the Orlando NBA Summer League with the Boston Celtics… He has a brother, Davis who plays for the San Antonio Spurs…

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  • #13



    Small Forward Born in Pescara (Italy) on09/12/1995

    Simone Fontecchio came to Milano during the summer of 2016 coming from Virtus Bologna. After spending one and half year in Milano, he was loaned to Cremona and came back in 2018.
    HIS CAREER - Simone Fontecchio made his Serie A debut with Virtus Bologna, the club that acquired him from Pescara. During the 2014/15 season, Fontecchio averaged 7.4 points per game in 24.5 minutes. He was named best young player of the league. Twice he made the winning three-pointer for his team, in Pistoia and at home against Avellino. In 2015/16, he averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while converting 32.8% of his three-pointers and 83.8% of his free throws. He had also 1.9 assists per game in 27.5 minutes. In the summer of 2016 he moved to Milano and made his EuroLeague's debut. He averaged 10.4 points per game in Cremona where he finished the 2017/18 season.
    NOTES – Fontecchio is the son of former Italian Women National Team, Malì Pomilio who also won two Euroleagues with Vicenza. His father is Daniele Fontecchio, who was a world-class hurdler in the eighties. His brother is Luca Fontecchio, who’s a basketball player too. Simone participated in the Jordan Classic in 2011 and played five European championships for young players. At the Under 18 Europeans in 2013 he averaged 15.8 points per game with 4.9 rebounds. At the 2015 Under 20 Eurochampionship he averaged 10.6 points per game and 3.9 boards.

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  • #15



    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.
    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)
    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. He was also a teammate of Gabe York who started the season in Cremona. 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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  • #16



    Point Guard Born in Nova Varos (Serbia) on16/06/1991

    Nemanja Nedovic was signed by Olimpia Milan during the summer of 2018, coming from Unicaja Malaga.
    2018/19 SEASON - He scored 37 points in two Supercup games helping the team on it's way to the trophy. He had 23 in the semifinal game over Brescia.
    HIS CAREER - Born in Nova Varos on June 16, 1991, he began playing in Italy, in Ascoli Piceno, when his father Predrag played handball in San Benedetto del Tronto (he also played in Sassari and Marsala). In 2005, he joined the youth academy of Red Star Belgrade where he played until 2012 when he moved to Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, making also his EuroLeague debut. In the 2013 NBA draft he was selected with the 30th pick by the Phoenix Suns and immediately traded to the Golden State Warriors. In the U.S. he played one season (24 appearances) which includes 17 games for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League (13.9 points per game). Released by the Warriors in November of 2014, he signed for Valencia in Spain and stayed there for one year. In 2015 he moved to Malaga where he remained three years, winning the 2017 Eurocup (9.3 points and 3.5 assists per game). During the 2017/18 season in the EuroLeague he averaged 16.8 points per game with 4.8 assists and shot 35.8% from three (84.5% free-throw shooting); in the Spanish league competition he scored 13.6 points with 3.8 assists on average.
    NOTES - In 2013 ha made the All-Star team of the Lithuanian League. In 2017 he was included in the All-Spanish League first team. He played the European Championship with Serbia both in 2013 and 2015 and he also won the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (he averaged 5.6 points per game).

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  • #19



    Power Forward Born in Vilnius (Lithuania) on19/10/1989

    Mindaugas Kuzminskas came to Milan during the month of January, 2018, coming from the NBA's New York Knicks. He's a 2.05 mt. forward from Lithuania.
    2018/19 SEASON - Ha was a member of the Supercup title team.
    2017-18 SEASON - He made the winning basket against Cremona in his third Italian League game. It was an alley-oop dunk. In Kaunas, he surpassed the 1000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career. He scored 24 points in Brescia leading his team to the clinching-win that qualified Olimpia to the finals. He won the 2018 Italian League and went 5 for 6 in the clinching game 6 in Trento. He finished the playoffs second in three-point shooting with a 46.3 percent accuracy.
    HIS CAREER - Kuzminskas started to play with Sakalai Vilnius and made his debut with the senior tema in 2006. He stayed there until 2010 (in 2009/10 he played the Eurocup averaging 14.0 points per game). In 2010 he moved to Zalgiris Kaunas and made his EuroLeague debut. In 2012/13, his last season in Kaunas, he averaged 7.1 points per game. In Kaunas, he won twice the Baltic League, he won three times the Lithuanian championship, twice the Lithuanian Cup and once the Supercup. During his last Kaunas season he was coached by the Spanish, Joan Plaza, who brought him in Malaga for the following season. He stayed in Malaga three years. In 2015/16 he averaged 12.0 points per game in the EuroLeague, while converting 54-9% of his two-point shots and 37.7% of his threes. He made 78.3% of his foul shots. In the summer of 2016 he signed for the NBA’s New York Knicks. As a rookie ha appeared in 68 games averaging 6.3 points per outing (14.9 minutes). He was realeased early in the season.
    NOTES – With the Lithuanian National Team he won twice the European silver medal in 2013 and 2015, he played the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Olympics (10.8 points per game, 4.5 rebounds) and the last European Championships (15.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds). His older brother Saulius played for California-Berkeley and embarkde eventually in a long European career that finished in 2015 when he was 33. His mother, Zita, was also a professional player and his father a tennis table pro player.

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  • #20



    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 leaders in total assists in Supercup games.
    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. In Bologna he became one of the top best 10 player ever in assists, in the Italian League. In Torino, he entered the All-time Top 10 in assists made while playing for Olimpia and eventually he entered the top 5. He's the All-Time leader in assists in the Italian League playoffs and in the Italian League finals.
    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). He also became the third best ever for total assists in the Italian League playoffs.
    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.

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  • #23



    Power Forward Born in Trenton (USA) on04/09/1985

    Christian Burns came to Milan from Cantù during the summer of 2018.
    2018/19 SEASON - He helped his team to its third Supercup title.
    HIS CAREER – Born in Trenton, New Jersey, on September 4, 1985, Christian Burns began his career at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, New Jersey. In his last season there, he was named player of the year for the Mercer County and was included in the All-State third team. His college-level career began at Quinnipiac in 2003 but after two years he moved to Philadelphia University. In his second year, 2006/07, he won several individual trophies including that of Division II Player of the Year. He averaged 21.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft, he then played in Poland (AZS Koszalin), Portugal (FC Porto), Germany (Ulm), Ukraine (Ferro Zaporozhye), Israel (Elitzur Netanya) and made his debut in Italy in 2012/13 in Montegranaro (14.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game). The following year he played in Russia (Enisey Krasnoyark), and then in the Czech Republic (Nymburk where he won the national title), the United Arab Emirates (Al Wasl) and finally he returned to Italy first in Brescia (11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in 23.1 minutes of playing time) and then in Cantù (14.2 points, 10.0 rebounds per game in 30.5 minutes of action).
    NOTES – Burns played the 2017 European Championships with the Italian national team. During the 2017/18 season in Italy he was first overall in index rating (25.4 on average) and rebounds (10.0).

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  • #32



    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 has career highs in EuroLeague of 19 points and 11 rebounds, in two different games played against Olimpia... He made his Italian National Team debut in September.

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  • #55



    Playmaker Born in Austin (USA) on05/02/1987

    Curtis Jerrells returned to Milan during the month of November, 2017, after one season spent with Olimpia in 2013/14 during which he won the Italian championship making one of the most important and famous shot in club history. The buzzer beating long two that forced game 7 in the league final series opening up the way to the championship.
    2018/19 - Member of the Supercup title winning team.
    2017/18 SEASON - He made his debut in Valencia and immediately set his new career high, scoring 30 points in a double-overtime win. He had 18 in the two overtimes. His 30 points were also the third most by an Olimpia player during the EuroLeague. The record is 36 and belongs to Samardo Samuels (2014/15 in Nizhny Novgorod). Luca Vitali had 32 in 2008/09 in Athens (vs Panionios). Jerrells closed the EuroLeague with an open streak of nine games with at least a made three. He scored 27 points against Trento in finals' game 2, a personal-best in the Italian League. He helped his team win the 2018 title.
    HIS CAREER - Born in Austin, Texas, on February 5, 1987, Curtis Jerrells attended Del Valle High School in Austin where he started for four consecutive seasons. In 2005 he led Del Valle High School to the State Championship game losing to San Antonio's Sam Houston 82-79 after an overtime. As a senior he scored 20.2 points per game with 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists on average while winning the district MVP trophy. Recruited by Scott Drew. he enrolled to Baylor, in Waco, Texas, and was All-Rookie first team in the Big 12 conference, leading his team in points (13.6), assists and steals. As a sophomore, he was named in the All-Tournament first team. and was once more the best scorer (15.0) and passer for his team- As a junior (2007/08) he was All-Big 12 first team, going in double digit 24 games out of 32 including a 36-point effort in a historical win over Texas A&M after five overtimes. He led Baylor to the NCAA Tournament and scored 27 points against Purdue. As a senior in 2008/09 he led Baylor to the NIT Final and was All-Tournament first team closing his career with 16.3 points per game. During the 2009/10 season he played 43 games for the Austin Toros in the then-DLeague while unders contract with the San Antonio Spurs. He moved to Europe for the 2010/11 season playing for Partizan Belgrade. The following year he was with Fenerbahce Istanbul and for two games with Murcia in Spain. In 2012/13 he averaged 14.2 points per game in EuroLeague while with Besiktas. He made 38.5 percent of his threes and 83.3 percent of his foul shots. He played also for the Maine Red Claws. In 2013/14 he pleayed his iconic Olimpia season. with 28 EuroLeague apperances, 11.3 points per game, 42.1 percent from thres (12.5 points and 47.8 percent on threes during the Top 16). The following year he moved to Kazan, the after an injury finished the 2015/16 season in Turkey with Galatasaray winning the Eurocup. In 2016/17 he played for Hapoel Jerusalem averaging 16.8 points per game in Eurocup including 44.0 percent on threes while being included in the All-Eurocup first team. He also won the Israelian Supercup and the Israelian championship (13.3 points per game).

    NOTES – Jerrells is Del Valle High School record holder for most points scored in a game, 47, in a season (688), most fre throws made in a game (27) and best three-point shooting and free-throw shooting percentage over a season (48.1 and 84.6 percent)... His number 0 has been retired by the school, the first-ever to receive the honor... At Baylor he made the buzzer beating three of a historical win over Kansas in 2006... He's been the first BAylor player to lead his team in points and assists for all the four seasons he spent there... He finished his college career as the firts in games won, played and started (119), third in points scored and second in assists made... In Austin (D-League) he averaged 20.7 points and 5.7 assists per game… With Partizan he won the Serbian league, the Serbian Cup and the Adriatic League... He played the 2010 D-League All-Star Game... With nesiktas he won the President Cup... With Galatasaray he won the Eurocup... With HApoel he won the Israelian league and the Supercup.. In Milan he won the Italian League and was named EuroLeague playoffs Round 2 MVP.

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